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HEMEROCALLIS 'Blessed Art Thou'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Blessed Art Thou'

Karen Ciula, www.columbusdaylilies.org

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Blessed Art Thou'

Plant Common Name

Blessed Art Thou Daylily, Daylily

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • 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

    18"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Green, Lemon Yellow, Light Pink, Lavender

  • 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

  • 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

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No