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HEMEROCALLIS 'Raspberry Sundae'
Daylily, Raspberry Sundae Daylily
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Imagine an ice cream sundae with raspberry topping that has melted and been blended. Salmon-rose to deep coral-pink hues dominate the Raspberry Sundae daylily's flowers, which also have golden yellow throats. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid 'Raspberry Sundae' was bred by André Viette and introduced in 1973. Depending on climate, it blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer.
This daylily produces its flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back each winter. The petal-like tepals are rose with hints of salmon and deep pink. Each 5.5-inch-wide (14 cm) blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and then shrivels up before it's 16-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.
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"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Rose, Salmon
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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