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HEMEROCALLIS 'Ashwood Dark Side'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Ashwood Dark Side'

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Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Ashwood Dark Side'

Plant Common Name

Ashwood Dark Side Daylily, Daylily

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General Description

The daylily is a reliable perennial that everyone knows and loves. The flowers of the midsummer-blooming ‘Ashwood Dark Side’ are deep purple-black with ruffled edges and light green throats. They are triangular in shape and open during the day. The flowers are borne from tall clumps of bright green strap-like leaves that require some cold for dormancy.

Daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. The clumps slowly spread over time and need to be divided every two to three years. Otherwise, they require little care, though it is good to cut the foliage back if it starts to look worn. Enjoy these tried and true ornamentals in mixed beds, borders and large mass plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 10

  • 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

    38"-42" / 96.5cm - 106.7cm

  • Width

    24"-42" / 61.0cm - 106.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Burgundy, Black

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • 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

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No