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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Beyond Today'
Beyond Today Daylily, Daylily
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Lightly fragrant, pleasantly soft lemon-yellow flowers burst open on the Beyond Today daylily in late spring or early summer, depending on climate. Reblooming occurs several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Beyond Today' was bred by K. Carpenter and introduced in 1984.
This daylily produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are pale lemony yellow and have tiny ruffles with fringe on their edges. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that are semi-evergreen over winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, remains open for at least 16 hours, but shrivels up before 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.
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
18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
20"-25" / 50.8cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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