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Daylily, Fidelity Daylily
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Towering stems, reaching chest- to eye-height, with yellow flowers are seen on the Fidelty daylily plant. They appear anytime from late mid-spring to early summer, depending on climate, and rebloom again several weeks later as fall approaches. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Fidelity' was bred by V. Richards and introduced in 1951.
This hybrid diploid produces flowers atop an extremely tall, 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 each yellow flower. Tepals curve backward somewhat. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, remains open for at least 16 hours and then 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 - 8
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
24"-56" / 61.0cm - 142.2cm
22"-30" / 55.9cm - 76.2cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Foundation, Mixed Border
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