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HEMEROCALLIS 'Mini Pearl'
Daylily, Mini Pearl Daylily
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A miniature selection that produces 3-inch-wide (8 cm) flowers, the Mini Pearl daylily's blooms are a blush pink with yellow-green throats. Depending on climate, it begins blooming in mid-spring to very early summer, and reblooms several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Mini Pearl' was bred by Walter Jablonski and introduced in 1982.
This hybrid diploid produces flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from low clumps of strappy green leaves that die back each winter. Six, light pink to pale yellow petal-like tepals comprise a flower, which has a noticeably brighter lemony yellow-green throat. Each blossom opens in the morning, remains open for at least 16 hours but then 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
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Light Pink
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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