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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Dragon Mouth'
Daylily, Dragon Mouth Daylily
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These velvety crimson daylily flowers with greenish lemon-yellow throats are sure to attract attention! The hybrid tetraploid ‘Dragon Mouth' was introduced to gardeners in 1979. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Dragon Mouth' starts blooming rather late compared to other cultivars, in early to late midsummer.
This winter-dormant daylily produces its flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are crimson but turn green-yellow at their bases to form a deep throat. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves. Each 6-inch-wide (15 cm) blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up well 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"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Crimson
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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