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HEMEROCALLIS 'Annie Armstrong'
Annie Armstrong Daylily, Daylily
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Creamy lemon-yellow flowers, streaked with white midribs, makes the Annie Armstrong one of the prettiest fragrant daylily varieties for the border. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Annie Armstrong' produces its flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are subdued lemon yellow with rippled edges and an overall crepe-paper texture. The flower throat blushes to pale green. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that die back over the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before being 24-hours old. 'Annie Armstrong' was released in 2003 and bred by Tim Bell of Sycamore, Georgia. It blooms mid- to late season (early to midsummer) and will rebloom several weeks later.
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
16"-24" / 40.6cm - 61.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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