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HEMEROCALLIS 'Kindly Light'
Kindly Light Daylily, Spider Daylily
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These dinner plate-size flowers look like big spiders! The Kindly Light daylily's blooms are light yellow with faint hints of green. This diploid hybrid was often used in hybridization to create modern spider daylilies. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Kindly Light' flowers in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate. LeMoine Bechtold bred this cultivar and introduced it in 1950.
The flowering season, depending on climate, is anytime from late mid-spring to very early summer. The flower buds arise on tall, branching naked stems known as scapes. Long, narrow, petal-like tepals are somewhat floppy or slightly curled. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy deep green leaves that die away in the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, remains 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.
10 - 2
3 - 9
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
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Light Green
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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