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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Come Follow Me'
Come Follow Me Daylily, Daylily
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Marking the warming transition from late springtime to early summer, the Come Follow Me daylily yields three-toned flowers that remain open for an extended period. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. North Carolinian Dr. Robert Day Elliott, Jr. bred 'Come Follow Me', which was released in 1982. An added bonus of this cultivar is floral fragrance.
This hybrid diploid daylily produces nearly 7-inch-wide (17 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are peachy ivory and have tiny rippled edges. Just above the olive to lemon yellow throat is a smeared band of pinkish red 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"-27" / 45.7cm - 68.6cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Lemon Yellow, Rose, Peach, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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