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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Indy Last Dance'
Daylily, Indy Last Dance Daylily
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When in bloom, the Indy Last Dance daylily looks as if it was part of an Easter bonnet with its broad wavy ruffles and pastel colors. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to midsummer, depending on climate. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid 'Indy Attraction' was bred by D. Anderson and introduced in 1995.
This daylily produces wide-opening, 5-inch (12 cm) diameter flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Six petal-like tepals comprise each rosy lavender to medium pink flower. The throat is green and blends to yellow before turns rosy lavender toward tepal ends. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that are semi-evergreen in winter, especially in mild climates. 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 - 10
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"-29" / 45.7cm - 73.7cm
18'-25' / 5.5m - 7.6m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Pink, Rose, Light Green, Lavender
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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