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Children's Festival Daylily

Hemerocallis x 'Children's Festival'

A favorite perennial for its showy blooms. Large, 4 1/2 in. blooms of peach with apricot throats on 2 ft. stalks. This selection reblooms later in the season. Herbaceous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationhem-er-oh-KAL-iss
LoreThe original small flowered daylily native to China is still cultivated there as a food crop.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 2 ft. tall. Clump forming.
Bloom TimeMid-summer with some repeat blooming
Design IdeasThis carefree perennial fits into almost any garden. Spot into perennial borders as individuals or small clusters. Mass into a sea of color that functions much like groundcover. You can arrange them in a row against foundations as a mini hedge. With its strap-leafed form and flowers on long wand-like stems, Daylily offers dramatic relief between dwarf shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsThis Daylily's clear peach or apricot flowers blend well with the pastel blue blooms of Maries Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus mariesii) and Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus). For a pretty pale-yellow companion, try the understated My Signature Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids My Signature) and Dwarf Euryops (Euryops pectinatus 'Munchkin').

Thrives in organically rich loam; adapts to most soil types, provided they are well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Remove old foliage and spent blooms for a neat appearance and to promote continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11

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