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HEMEROCALLIS 'All American Star'

Image of Hemerocallis 'All American Star'

James Burghardt

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'All American Star'

Plant Common Name

All American Star Daylily, Daylily

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Pretty from a distance, a close inspection of the All American Star daylily's flower reveals great intricacy in color and design. This hybrid cultivar blooms in mid- to late spring, and reblooms again in mid- to late summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The diploid ‘All American Star' produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each petal-like tepal has a yellow base that blushes burgundy and then to lavender-rose by its upper half. A thick white midrib and thin burgundy veins also run the length of the tepals. 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 Star' was bred by North Carolinians Bill and Linda Gluck, and introduced in 2005.

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-26" / 40.6cm - 66.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Yellow Green, Rose, Burgundy, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color, Striped

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No