Hemerocallis II / Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ (Apps 1982) – A multi-award winning daylily (including best miniature) with smaller (about 3″ wide) cranberry red flowers with nicely contrasting greenish-yellow throats. This repeat bloomer begins flowering (on 24″ high scapes) in early July and continues through to October. Prefers part to full sun. Grows 18″ high by 24″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

Hemerocallis ‘Frans Hals’ (Flory 1955) – A bicoloured cultivar with alternating  pure gold sepals and rust red petals with a bright yellow midrid. Although the blooms only last a day, the colour contrast and shear volume of flowers makes a spectacular display, even from a distance. Blooms from mid to late summer, starting in July. Grows 24 to 28″ high by 24-28″ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

Hemerocallis ‘Moonlit Masquerade’ (Salter 1992) – This Hemerocallis is part of the Trophytaker Daylilies series which brings us more vigorous, longer blooming and pest resistant plants. It bears very large (6″) pale creamy-apricot flowers with a wine-red eye and green throat. This semi-evergreen daylily also multiplies rapidly. Grows 24-28″ high. Hardy to zone 4.

Hemerocallis ‘Bonanza’ (Ferrick 1954) – One of the ‘old reliables’ with slightly fragrant star-shaped blooms of golden-yellow with a sharply contrasting burgundy-red eye, flowering from early to mid summer. The simple elegance of the bloom has kept ‘Bonanza’ in the public’s eye despite the flood of newer cultivars with more unusual colours to offer. Grows 24-36″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

Hemerocallis ‘Entrapment’ (Heemskerk 2006) – A prolific bloomer, with up to 32 flowers per stem on mature plants. The showy 6″ wide blooms are an unusual lavender-purple with ruffled edges, a cream midrib and bright yellow throat. This semi-evergreen daylily is good for naturalizing and repeat blooms throughout the summer. Grows 26 to 28″ high. Zone 4.

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