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HEMEROCALLIS 'Chinese Scholar'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Chinese Scholar'

Oakes Daylilies

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Chinese Scholar'

Plant Common Name

Chinese Scholar Daylily, Daylily

General Description

This hybrid daylily has large, Chinese-red flowers with yellow throats, held knee-high in branched clusters on upright stalks above the strap-like, arching leaves. Like other tetraploids (plants with extra chromosomes) ‘Chinese Scholar’ is a vigorous plant with uncommonly large flowers. The flowers are double (extra petals) with smaller petals at the centers, surrounded by the large petals. Bloom runs through summer and may repeat in autumn. In warm climates the plant is semi-evergreen.

Like most daylilies, ‘Chinese Scholar’ is not fussy about soil. Nonetheless, it grows and flowers best on moist, well-drained soil in full sun. The plant spreads slowly and needs to be divided every two to three years, more a bonus than a chore. This long-blooming daylily will make a notable contribution in summer to mixed beds and borders and is especially showy in mass plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 10

  • 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

    0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    0'-24' / 0.0m - 7.3m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Purple, Orange, Light Yellow, Gold, Coral, Peach, Burgundy, Orange Red, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow 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

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No