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HEMEROCALLIS 'Gail Braunstein'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Gail Braunstein'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Gail Braunstein'

Plant Common Name

Daylily, Gail Braunstein Daylily

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

With 8-inch-wide (20 cm), unusual-form flowers, 'Gail Braunstein' is a bicolored yellow and coral-violet daylily selection. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In early to midsummer, the hybrid diploid ‘Gail Braunstein’ produces flowers atop a very tall stem called a scape. The six reflexing, petal-like tepals have yellow lower halves but abruptly blush light coral-violet at their tips. Tepal edges are irregularly wavy and are crispate (looked pinched). These flowers open in the morning and close by dusk. They rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Gail Braunstein' was bred by Dan Bachman and introduced in 2002. This variety is known to rebloom several weeks after the first flower display ends.

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-34" / 45.7cm - 86.4cm

  • Width

    18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Coral, Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No