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HEMEROCALLIS 'Awesome Luck'
Awesome Luck Daylily, Daylily
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An increased number of ruffled petals fill the center of the reddish Awesome Luck daylily flower to create a very full, frilly flower head in late spring. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Awesome Luck' was released in 2005 and bred by Pat Stamile.
This hybrid tetraploid daylily produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are ruffle-edged and a rich reddish orange in color. Hints of orange-yellow may be seen smeared among the many tepals. For added interest, the pollen-carrying anthers are black and protrude out from the central mass of tepals. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that remain evergreen over the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before reaching 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.
11 - 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
18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Red, Orange Red
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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