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HEMEROCALLIS 'Asiatic Pheasant'
Asiatic Pheasant Daylily, Daylily
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Flowers as wide as six inches (15 cm) occur in early or midsummer on the rather short-stemmed Asiatic Pheasant daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Asiatic Pheasant’ produces light to medium golden-yellow flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six wavy-edge, petal-like tepals curl back like a girl's loose French hair curls. Flowers open during the day and rise from tall clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts occur. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. Compared to other daylily selections, this cultivar has a rather long blooming season. 'Asiatic Pheasant' was bred by F.H Knower and introduced in 1973.
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
4 - 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"-22" / 40.6cm - 55.9cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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