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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Cherry Berry'
Cherry Berry Daylily, Daylily
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Here's one of the most fragrant daylilies for your garden! 'Cherry Berry' doesn't disappoint visually either, with it's bicolored ivory-peach and wine-burgundy tones. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. Patrick Stamile bred 'Cherry Berry', which was released in 1989. Depending on climate, it blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer.
This hybrid tetraploid daylily produces large apple-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. All six petal-like tepals are a very pale, creamy peach and have wavy or ruffled edges. The three central tepals are grander have a thin wine-colored edge as well. Just above the yellow-green throat is a smeared band of wine-burgundy that creates an "eye." The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that die back each winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, stays open for at least 16 hours and then shrivels up before reaching 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.
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
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Peach, Burgundy, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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