Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Featured Plant of the Day: 'Emporer's Butterfly' Daylily

Hemerocallis x 'Emporer's Butterfly' 

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    3A to 9A
Height    24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Irregular or sprawling and upright or erect
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Color    Pink
Bloom Time    Spring through Fall

The flowers are fragrant, showy and suitable for cut flowers.

This plant tolerates drought.
This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay.
The pH preference is an acidic to neutral (less than 6.8 to 7.2) soil.

Leaf Color    Green
Fall Color    No change in fall color
This plant has attractive foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Seashore planting
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Groundcover

Attributes and Features
-    Naturalizing
-    Attracts butterflies
-    Extended bloom season

Culture Notes
Hemerocallis hybrids come in a wide range of colors, flowering times, sizes, and some with fragrance.  Some forms can be evergreen.  Most are tolerant of full sun.  Some species will show sun scald and prefer partial sun.  Most are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions.  Flowers generally last for only one day.