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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Peach Float'
Daylily, Peach Float Daylily
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The Peach Float daylily's large flowers are considered an unusual form since they look curled and pinched. Blooming in early to midsummer, the flowers are a pretty blend of faint peach atop apricot-yellow. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Peach Float' produces flowers atop a tall naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are rather narrow: three have ruffled edges while the other three recurve. Hints of white or lavender may be seen on tepal midribs. The 7-inch-wide (19 am) flowers rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back by winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, but then closes and shrivels up by the time it's 24-hours old. 'Peach Float' was bred by Dorothy Warrell and introduced in 1994.
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"-35" / 45.7cm - 88.9cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Peach
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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