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Roycroft Daylily Nursery
HEMEROCALLIS 'Designer Jeans'
Daylily, Designer Jeans Daylily
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The ruffled-edge flowers of the Designer Jeans daylilies are just under 7 inches (17 cm) in diameter. Besides their size, attention is warranted for the lavender-pink and violet-lavender bicolor display! The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. Alabamian Sarah Sikes bred 'Designer Jeans', which was released in 1983. Depending on climate, it blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer.
This hybrid tetraploid daylily produces flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. All six petal-like tepals are a dusty pinkish-lavender and have wavy or ruffled edges that are thinly lined in dark lavender-violet. Just above the yellow-green throat is a smeared band of reddish violet 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 but 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.
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"-34" / 45.7cm - 86.4cm
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow Green, Pink, Lavender, Violet, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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