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HEMEROCALLIS 'Gothic Troll'
Daylily, Gothic Troll Daylily
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The Gothic Troll Supreme daylily - a name that doesn't seem to relay beauty - actually dazzles with rose-violet flowers with chartreuse throats. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid 'Gothic Troll' was bred by Curt Hanson and introduced in 1998.
This daylily produces fragrant, 5-inch-wide (12 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each crinkle-edge, petal-like tepal is a powdery rosy red-violet with crepe paper texture. The flower's throat is a bold yellow to chartreuse in contrast. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that are semi-evergreen over the 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.
10 - 2
4 - 9
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
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
18'-25' / 5.5m - 7.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Rose, Chartreuse, Violet
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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