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Archangel Daylily, Daylily
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Early summer is greeted by Archangel daylily's pale orange-peach flowers barely above its clumping tuft of grasslike leaves. In mild climates, flowering may begin earlier, such as by late spring. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Apricot Act' was bred by Gilbert H. Wild and released in 1975. It produces its crepe paper-like flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The flowers are pale orange-peach but with a ghostly lavender or pink cast. Each petal-like tepal has a pale lavender midrib and the tepal edges are mildly ruffled. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that die away over the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before being 24-hours old.
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
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Pink, Peach, Lavender
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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