Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Pirate's Bride'
Daylily, Pirate's Bride Daylily
This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.
Although daylily enthusiasts describe the flowers as "purple," the Pirate Bride daylily's blooms look much more rosy-violet overall. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The tetraploid hybrid 'Pirate Bride' was bred by Elizabeth H. Salter and introduced in 1996.
This daylily produces 3.5-inch-wide (9 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that are semi-evergreen over the winter months, especially in mild climates. Each petal-like tepal is rich rose-violet - perhaps with hints of purple in the right light - with a contrasting yellow-green throat. Just above the throat is a faint blackish-violet band that creates an "eye." Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up when about 12-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.
10 - 2
5 - 10
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"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Purple, Yellow Green, Rose, Violet
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
Preferred Commerce. All Rights Reserved.