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James H. Schutte
HEMEROCALLIS 'Gentle Shepherd'
Daylily, Gentle Shepherd Daylily
The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and beauty. In early to midsummer, the pretty ‘Gentle Shepherd’ offers nearly white flowers with yellow-green throats. They are day-blooming and arise from tall clumps of green strap-like leaves that are semi-evergreen in winter.
Daylilies are clump-forming and often spread slowly via rhizomes. The flowers have six tepals (showy petal-like sepals) that vary widely in size, shape and color. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. Each flower opens only once before dying.
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 ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings.
12 - 2
3 - 10
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
25"-28" / 63.5cm - 71.1cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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