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HEMEROCALLIS 'All American Chief'
All American Chief Daylily, Daylily
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Arresting and attention-grabbing: the All American Chief daylily's late spring flowers are a vibrant red and yellow. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘All American Chief' produces 9-inch-wide (23 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals have yellow bases but turn bright scarlet-crimson at their outer halves. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, but shrivels up before being 24-hours old. 'All American Chief' was bred by Van Sellers and introduced in 1994. This variety reblooms several weeks later in mid- or late summer.
Daylilies are clump-forming and spread slowly via rhizomes. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. All daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. Deciduous daylilies are the hardiest and survive in the coldest reaches of their range; however they may struggle in areas with mild winters. Evergreen types grow well in all but the most tropical regions but require protection where winters are harsh and cold. Their clumps spread over time and may need to be divided every three to four years. After plants bloom, it is wise to shear back their foliage to allow for a fresh flush of growth.
Enjoy this tried-and-true herbaceous ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings.
9 - 2
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Light Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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