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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Heavenly Pink Fang'
Daylily, Heavenly Pink Fang Daylily
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This is among the most beautiful and ornate daylilies to see in bloom! The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Heavenly Pink Fang' produces flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have tiny ruffled or toothed ("fanged") edges of bright yellow. Each oval tepal is otherwise a light to rich rosy pink. Flower scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. Healthy plants will rebloom several weeks after the initial summer flowering display ends.
The Heavenly Pink Fang daylily was bred by James Gossard and introduced in 2004. The American Hemerocallis Society gave it an award of merit, and in 2008 it received an honorable mention nod in the quest to receive the AHS's prestigious Stout Silver Medal.
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 - 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
15"-24" / 38.1cm - 61.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Pink, Light Pink
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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