Red Rum Daylily

Hemerocallis x 'Red Rum'

Vivid red flowers are a stand out in the summer garden. Flowers held well above grass-like bladed foliage. Prolific mid-season bloomer can be spotted into beds and borders for instant beauty. Good for firescaping. Semi-evergreen in mild winter climates.
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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 name, hemerocallis is derived from the Greek for beauty and day because each flower blooms for just a single day.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage grows to 2 ft. tall with flower stalks taller.
Bloom TimeSummer
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 ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsA red Daylily like this one is an extremely potent source of color in beds and borders. Use sparingly as accents in a bed of lavender Prairie Blue Eyes Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids Prairie Blue Eyes) and apricot Children's Festival Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrids Children's Festival). Makes a fine bright spot amidst the blue-flowering Variegated Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor 'Variegata') or in a sea of emerald green English Ivy (Hedera helix).

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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