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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Lilting Lavender'
Daylily, Lilting Lavender Daylily
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Here's one of the prettiest, and truest-to-color lavender daylilies. The Lilting Lavender daylily's blooms are fragrant and light to medium lavender with a pastel yellow-green throat. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Lilting Lavender' flowers in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate, and reblooms several weeks later. Frank Childs bred this cultivar and introduced it in 1973.
The flower buds arise on tall, branching naked stems known as scapes. Long, narrow, petal-like tepals are somewhat ripple-edged and floppy or slightly curled. The flower head measures 8 inches (23 cm) across. 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 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"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow Green, Light Green, Lavender
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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