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HEMEROCALLIS 'Dena Marie'
Daylily, Dena Marie Daylily
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The deep coral-rose flowers of the Dena Marie daylily have a throat of yellow and green. It was introduced in 1992 by breeder J. Carpenter. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Dena Marie’ produces long stems called scapes in early summer. The six petal-like tepals are coral-rose and have wavy edges. The fragrant flower's throat is yellow-green. They open during the day and rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. Good growing conditions ensure a second flowering season several weeks after the first big display ends.
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 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow Green, Rose, Coral
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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