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HEMEROCALLIS 'Golden Wheels'
Daylily, Golden Wheels Daylily
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Delightfully fragrant, Golden Wheels daylily doesn't disappoint with its creamy yellow flowers. This cultivar blooms in late spring to midsummer, depending on climate. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid 'Golden Wheels' was bred and introduced in the 1980s.
This daylily produces 8-inch-wide (20 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each long, petal-like tepal has tiny rippled edges. The flower is bright creamy/soft yellow. Some describe a flower to look spider-like. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away each winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, but shrivels up well 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"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Light Yellow
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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