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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Heavenly Bomb Shell'
Daylily, Heavenly Bombshell Daylily
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Anticipate very ornate bicolor flowers measuring up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter on the Heavenly Bombshell daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In mid- to late summer, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Heavenly Bombshell’ produces flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have minutely ruffled edges. Each is red but blushes golden orange at their base and on the edge ruffles. These flowers open in the morning. They rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts return. An open flower lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Heavenly Bombshell' was bred by James Gossard and introduced in 2006. Plants in good growing conditions will rebloom several weeks after the initial summertime display ends.
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"-39" / 45.7cm - 99.1cm
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Red, Lemon Yellow, Gold
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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