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Daylily, Naranja Daylily
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Golden flowers with a hint of orange are produced on the Naranja daylily. In Spanish, this cultivar's name means "orange." The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Naranja’ produces flowers atop a tall naked branching stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are broad and slightly reflexed, some looking flat or floppy. These faintly orange-gold flowers open during the day and remain open for 16 to 24 hours before shriveling up. They rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain evergreen across the winter. Healthy plants in good growing conditions will rebloom several weeks after the inaugural early summer display ends.
'Naranja' was bred by Ralph Wheeler and introduced in 1947. The American Hemerocallis Society gave this cultivar the prestigious Stout Silver Medal award in 1956.
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
5 - 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"-36" / 45.7cm - 91.4cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Orange, Gold
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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