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HEMEROCALLIS 'Egyptian Spice'
Daylily, Egyptian Spice Daylily
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The Egyptian Spice daylily's flowers are a pastel blend of peachy yellow-orange. Depending on climate, they appear anytime from late spring to midsummer, a bit later than most modern daylily cultivars. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The fragrant-flowering 'Egyptian Spice' was bred by Illinoisan Charles Reckamp and introduced in 1969.
This hybrid tetraploid produces flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back in fall and winter's cold. Six petal-like tepals comprise a flower. Each soft yellow-orange blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but withers 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"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
20"-25" / 50.8cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Orange, Light Yellow, Peach, Ivory
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Dark Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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