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Buckeye Daylily, Daylily
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'Buckeye' is one of Dr. Arlow Burdette Stout's daylily creations. Stout is regarded as the father of American daylily breeding, and is the namesake for the Stout Medal - the highest award bestowed on daylily cultivars by the American Hemerocallis Society.
Blooming in late mid-spring to early summer (depending on climate), the Buckeye daylily displays orange-yellow flowers on tall stems called scapes. It reblooms several weeks later in very late summer or early autumn. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, stays open for at least 16 hours, but shrivels up before being 24-hours old. 'Buckeye' is a hybrid diploid that dies back to its roots over the winter months. It was introduced in 1941. Modern plants sold as 'Buckeye' with dark red eyes are seedling mutations, not the vegetative clone of Dr. Stout's original cultivar.
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.
9 - 2
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
20'-26' / 6.1m - 7.9m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Orange, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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