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Roycroft Daylily Nursery
HEMEROCALLIS 'Avante Garde'
Avante Garde Daylily, Daylily
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The attention-grabbing Avante Garde daylily displays large-size, bright yellow and red-orange flowers around summer's start. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. With flowers remaining open at least 16 hours, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Avante Garde’ produces wavy-edge flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals blush with variably orange to deeper orange-red to create a bold bicolored display. 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. 'Avante Garde' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 1986. The American Hemerocallis Society gave it an award of merit, and in 1993 it received an honorable mention nod in the quest to receive the AHS's prestigious Stout Silver Medal.
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"-26" / 40.6cm - 66.0cm
12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow, Gold, Orange Red
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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