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HEMEROCALLIS 'Among Us'
Among Us Daylily, Daylily
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The blooms of the Among Us daylily approach the size of volleyballs. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Among Us' produces 9-inch-wide (24 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are long and floppy, sometimes curling and looking as if pinched. The base of each tepal's base is bright yellow-green and then turns light pink and finally deep lavender-rose at its outer half. A white midrib sometimes runs down the middle of the teptal, too. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that remain semi-evergreen across the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before being 24-hours old. Floridian Ludlow Lambertson bred 'Among Us', which was released in 2005. It will rebloom several weeks after the first flowering display ends.
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.
10 - 2
5 - 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
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Light Pink, Rose, Lavender
Green, Dark Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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