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Auspicious Daylily, Daylily
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Extra petals fill the center of the Auspicious daylily flower to create a full, frilly flower head in mid- to very late spring. It also reblooms several weeks later in late summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty.
The hybrid diploid ‘Auspicious' produces fragrant flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are creamy yellow and reflex somewhat; the edges have tiny ruffles. The larger and central tepals have an arched band of rose-violet that creates an "eye" around the masked throat. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain evergreen over the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before being 24-hours old. 'Auspicious' was released in 1985 and bred by L. Gates.
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
5 - 10
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
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Spring, Late Spring, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Rose
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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