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HEMEROCALLIS 'Isle of Capri'
Daylily, Isle of Capri Daylily
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Very fragrant and a vibrant lemon yellow, flowers of the Isle of Capri daylily stay open for a very long time before dying at the end of the day. 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 'Isle of Capri' was bred by Pat and Grace Stamile and introduced in 1990.
This daylily produces 6-inch-wide (15 cm) diameter flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Six petal-like tepals comprise each strongly lemon-yellow blossom. Tepal edges are minutely ruffled. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away each winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, stays open for at least 16 hours but shrivels up 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.
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"-23" / 45.7cm - 58.4cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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