Hemerocallis x 'Hyperion'Item #0622 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 11
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Disease-free perennial is excellent for slopes, massing, edgings and foundations. Showy, sweet smelling, lemon-yellow, 5-inch blooms. Large clumps of long, grass-like leaves are highlighted by lily-like flowers on tall stems. Herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Foliage to 18 in. high, 3 ft. wide; flower stalks 3 ft. tall.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Foliage to 18 in. high, 3 ft. wide; flower stalks 3 ft. tall.Special features:WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasFabulous planted along a drive or walkway. Also works well grouped as informal, low hedges to separate different parts of the garden. Mass into a sea of color that functions much like groundcover. Strap-leafed form and flowers on long wand-like stems add relief between dwarf shrubs. Spot into perennial borders as individuals or small clusters, or at the border's edge to add texture and form.Companion PlantsThis beautiful yellow daylily is stunning with Midknight Blue Agapanthus, (Agapanthus x 'Monmid') and Darius Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Darius'). It's also an easy choice with big perennials such as Marshall's Delight Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight') and Provance French Lavender, (Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:The original species of cultivated daylily is native to China and considered an edible food crop more than a garden flower. Cultivation in the west began after French botanist wrote of them in 1575 but it was not until the 20th century that real daylily breeding began by Stout in North Carolina. Since his discovery of how to cross pollinate flowers, an explosion of new hybrids have ensued. Hyperion is an award winnning 80 year old cultivar.Lore:In China, daylily have been cultivated since 2697 BC. The blossoms are cooked in various dishes and utilized in traditional medicine.