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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Grass Roots'
Daylily, Grass Roots Daylily
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With unusual-form and dinner-plate-size flowers, 'Grass Roots' is a clear yellow-flowering 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 ‘Grass Roots’ produces flowers atop a very tall stem called a scape. The six reflexing, petal-like tepals are lemon yellow, with tepal bases hinting green. Some tepals are crispate, meaning they look as if pinched. These flowers open in the morning. They rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster remains open for at least 16 hours, but shrivels up after 24 hours. 'Grass Roots' was bred by Dorothy Warrell and introduced in 1995.
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"-42" / 45.7cm - 106.7cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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