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HEMEROCALLIS 'Jen Melon'
Daylily, Jen Melon Daylily
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Jen Melon daylily flowers are a delicious creamy peach-yellow color and are noticeably perfumed. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to midsummer, depending on climate, and reblooms several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid 'Jen Melon' was bred by Tennesseean William Oakes and introduced in 1987.
This daylily produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each petal-like tepal has tiny ruffle edges and variable light golden melon to creamy lemon yellow. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away each winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the late afternoon, but shrivels up before reaching 24-hours old the following morning.
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
4 - 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"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Gold
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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