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HEMEROCALLIS 'Piedmont Gold'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Piedmont Gold'

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Piedmont Gold'

Plant Common Name

Daylily, Piedmont Gold Daylily

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Deliciously scented deep gold to yellowish-orange flowers appear on the Piedmont Gold daylily. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to midsummer, depending on climate, and reblooms a couple months later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid 'Piedmont Gold' was bred by C. Blakeley and introduced in 1972.

This daylily produces flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Six gold-colored, petal-like tepals comprise the flower that has a yellow-green throat. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back in winter. Each blossom - measuring just over 5-inches (14 cm) wide - opens in the morning and shrivels up well 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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No