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HEMEROCALLIS 'J T Davis'
Daylily, J. T. Davis Daylily
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Fragrant, grapefruit-sized flowers that are mainly yellow appear on the J.T. Davis daylily by early summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘J.T. Davis’ produces flowers atop a naked branching stem, a scape. The six petal-like tepals are wide opening and are lined with tooth-like ruffles. These bright lemon-yellow flowers have hints of pale pink or peach across them. They open during the day and rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain evergreen across the winter. Healthy plants in good growing conditions will rebloom several weeks after the inaugural early summer display ends.
'J.T. Davis' was bred by Larry Grace and introduced in 1999. The American Hemerocallis Society gave this cultivar the prestigious Stout Silver Medal award in 2010.
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
5 - 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
16"-24" / 40.6cm - 61.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Light Pink, Peach
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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