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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Atomic Inferno'
Atomic Inferno Daylily, Daylily
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With a name like 'Atomic Inferno', expect eye-scorching, hot-colored blooms on this daylily! The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Atomic Inferno' produces huge, 8-inch-wide (20 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. James Gossard bred 'Atomic Inferno', which was released in 2005.
The long, petal-like tepals are an electric blood-crimson and are floppy, curled or look as if pinched. The tepal bases turn bright yellow to light green, creating a star-like throat. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that die away in 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, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-42" / 45.7cm - 106.7cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Red, Crimson, Light Green
Green, Dark Green
Dark Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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