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HEMEROCALLIS 'Queen Aahotep'
Daylily, Queen Aahotep Daylily
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Rich peach tones dominates the flowers on the Queen Aahotep daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In mid-spring to very early summer (depending on local climate), the hybrid tetraploid ‘Queen Aahotep' produces flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have ruffled edges and are mainly medium peach, but with hints of pink. The flower's throat becomes vibrant lemon yellow. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away by wintertime. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up before it's 24-hours old. 'Queen Aahotep' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 2003.
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, 13, 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
Late Spring, Early 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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