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HEMEROCALLIS 'Bali Watercolor'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Bali Watercolor'

James Burghardt

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Bali Watercolor'

Plant Common Name

Bali Watercolor Daylily, Daylily

Special Notice

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General Description

Fragrant, large-size, spider-like flowers with a blended array of colors are highlights on the Bali Watercolor daylily. It blooms most heavily in very early summer, and will rebloom several weeks later as fall approaches. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Bali Watercolor' produces huge, 9-inch-wide (23 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Patrick Stamile developed this cultivar and introduced it in 2002.

The long, petal-like tepals are floppy and somewhat curled. They are yellow-green at their bases and then blush lavender-pink before finally turning deep rose-violet at their tips. Silvery blush can line the veined tepals, too. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that are mostly evergreen across winter, particularly in mild-climate regions. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well before being 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    18"-35" / 45.7cm - 88.9cm

  • Width

    18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green, Light Pink, Rose, Lavender, Violet, Silver

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    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

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No