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HEMEROCALLIS 'Autumn Minaret'
Autumn Minaret Daylily, Daylily
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Very tall flower stems (scapes) and fragrant flowers over a long blooming season are a few notable attributes of the Autumn Minaret from early to midsummer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty.
The hybrid diploid ‘Autumn Minaret’ was bred the famed "father of North American daylily breeding", Dr. Arlow Burdette Stout, and introduced in 1951. This daylily produces light orange-yellow flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have wavy edges. Three of the tepals have a reddish spot or eyezone blush. The fragrant flowers open during the day and rise from tall clumps of strappy green leaves that die once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. If growing conditions are favorable, 'Autumn Minaret' will rebloom several weeks later.
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. 'Autumn Minaret' has such tall scapes that it makes a nice companion to shoulder-tall ornamental grasses.
10 - 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"-66" / 45.7cm - 167.6cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Red, Orange, Gold
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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