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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Pray For Peace'
Daylily, Pray For Peace Daylily
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Be sure to add a Pray for Peace daylily to your moon or evening garden design! Beautifully formed, pale yellow flowers that remain open overnight appear on this daylily in early to midsummer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Pray for Peace' flowers in clusters atop a tall stem called a scape. The six oval, petal-like tepals have gently wavy edges. Flower scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that disappear over the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the afternoon - stays open for at least 16 hours - and shrivels up once reaching 24-hours old the next day.
The Pray for Peace daylily was bred by John Benz and introduced in 1987. In 1995, it received an honorable mention nod in the quest to receive the American Hemerocallis Society's prestigious Stout Silver Medal.
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"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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