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HEMEROCALLIS 'Blessed Art Thou'
Blessed Art Thou Daylily, Daylily
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Large-size blossoms with ruffled edges and colors reminiscent of a pastel Easter celebration occur during the summer on the Blessed Art Thou daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In early to midsummer, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Blessed Art Thou’ produces clusters of flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six ruffled-edge, petal-like tepals are palest lavender-pink with light yellow edges. The throat is yellow and green to match the tepal edges. Flowers open during the day and rise from tall clumps of strappy green leaves that die away with fall frosts. Each fragrant blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Blessed Art Thou' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 1998. In ideal growing conditions, this cultivar is known to produce an encore flowering display several weeks later.
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
3 - 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"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Pink, Lavender
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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