Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
HEMEROCALLIS 'Always Afternoon'
Always Afternoon Daylily, Daylily
Beautiful dusty-rose blooms with purple eyezones and yellowish green throats grace Hemerocallis ‘Always Afternoon.’ Each triangular to circular flower has wavy edges and stays open for an extended time. Blooming typically occurs in early summer and reblooming may occur later in the season with good care. The plants form neat, spreading clumps of bright green, semi-evergreen, strap-like leaves. This is an ideal cultivar for more southerly gardens.
Daylilies are liliaceous herbaceous perennials greatly loved by gardeners, breeders and growers alike, which explains why there are approximately 60,000 registered cultivated varieties in existence. They can be evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous, and most are clump-forming with long, green, strap-like leaves that arch gracefully. The clumps and the leaves vary considerably in size depending on the variant.
Daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with moderate to 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 when temperatures drop well below freezing. Daylily clumps slowly spread over time and need to be divided every two to three years. Enjoy these tried and true ornamentals in mixed beds and borders and large mass plantings. Smaller cultivars work well in containers.
12 - 2
3 - 10
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
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Salt, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall
Purple, Yellow Green, Rose
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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