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HEMEROCALLIS 'Aztec Yellow'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Aztec Yellow' PP7409

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Aztec Yellow' PP7409

Plant Common Name

Aztec Yellow Daylily, Daylily

General Description

The daylily is a reliable perennial that everyone knows and loves. The small to medium flowers of the early summer-blooming ‘Aztec Yellow’ are clear yellow. They are star to triangularly shaped and open during the day. Later in the season they often re-bloom, especially if deadheaded. The flowers are borne from small clumps of bright green strap-like leaves that are evergreen in southern zones. This cultivar was bred by Robert J. Roberson of The Woodlands, Texas and is a cross between ‘Aztec Gold’ and ‘Charlime.’

All daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. Their clumps spread over time and need to be divided every three to four years. Otherwise, they require little care, though it is good to cut their foliage back if it starts to look worn in midsummer. Enjoy them in mixed beds, borders, containers and large mass plantings.

This is a prolific and easy to grow cultivar for commercial tissue culture.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    10"-24" / 25.4cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No