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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Enchanted Crown'
Daylily, Enchanted Crown Daylily
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Tiny ruffled edges on Enchanted Crown daylily's light yellow flowers look refreshing and dainty. Faint hints of pale green undertones accompany the yellow. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Enchanted Crown' was bred by Gloria Hite and introduced in 1985. Depending on climate, it blooms mid-spring to very early summer, correlating to an early to midseason flowering period in the daylily realm.
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 by winter's start. Six petal-like tepals comprise a flower, which has a noticeably green throat. Each nearly 6-inch-wide (14 cm) 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.
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
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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