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Daylily, Ribbonette Daylily
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Often described as "red polychrome," the Ribbonette daylily's flowers are a multiple shade display of deep to pale salmon-red with hints of rose-pink. 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 hybrid diploid 'Ribbonette' was bred by George Lenington and introduced in 1951.
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 in winter. The six rather narrow, petal-like tepals are salmon-red with variably lighter rose, peach-red to nearly ivory banding or edging. The flower's throat is green-yellow. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and then shrivels up before reaching 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"-34" / 45.7cm - 86.4cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Red, Light Yellow, Yellow Green, Light Pink, Rose, Salmon, Peach, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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