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HEMEROCALLIS 'Chief Black Hand'
Chief Black Hand Daylily, Daylily
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The Chief Black Hand daylily blossom has rounded finger-like petals of dark maroon and a contrasting yellow throat. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. Across an extended period in early to midsummer, the hybrid diploid ‘Chief Black Hand’ produces clusters of flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are blackish burgundy. 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. 'Chief Black Hand' was bred by D.M. Warrell and introduced in 1998.
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 - 8
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"-36" / 45.7cm - 91.4cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow, Burgundy, Dark Red
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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