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HEMEROCALLIS 'Bill Norris'
Bill Norris Daylily, Daylily
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Perfection in bright golden yellow color and overall shape and form of the flower makes the Bill Norris daylily one of the best modern selections. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Bill Norris’ produces atop a tall stem called a scape in very early summer. The six petal-like tepals are round, overlap and curl to create an ornate plump trumpet. They are bright gold and create a central green throat in each blossom. These flowers open during the day and rise from tall clumps of strappy green leaves that remain semi-evergreen across winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. If growing conditions are ideal, this cultivar will rebloom several weeks later.
'Bill Norris' was bred by David Kirchhoff and introduced in 1993. The American Hemerocallis Society gave this cultivar the prestigious Stout Silver Medal award in 2002.
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"-29" / 45.7cm - 73.7cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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