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Daylily, Kamadeva Daylily
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A pleasant rosy coral-pink blossom appears on the Kamadeva daylily; they happen to also be fragrant. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In late spring, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Kamadeva’ produces flowers atop a naked, branching stem called a scape. The six reflexing, petal-like tepals have ruffled edges that almost look like a thumb-pressed piecrust. The throat is green-yellow. These coral-pink flowers open in the morning and arise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back once fall frosts and freezes return. Each blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Kamadeva' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 2002. Healthy plants will rebloom several weeks after the initial late springtime display.
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
18"-34" / 45.7cm - 86.4cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow Green, Pink, Coral
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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