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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Gold Embroidery'
Daylily, Gold Embroidery Daylily
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The sunshine yellow flowers of the Gold Embroidery daylily are extremely fragrant and remain open overnight. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Gold Embroidery’ produces flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have very ornately ruffled edges. These flowers open in the afternoon and then close around noon the next day. These "nocturnal" blossoms rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back when fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Gold Embroidery' was bred by John Benz and introduced in 1992.
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.
10 - 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
18"-34" / 45.7cm - 86.4cm
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow, Lemon Yellow
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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