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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Ruby Grandeur'
Daylily, Ruby Grandeur Daylily
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Surrounding a yellow-green throat are bold ruby red petals and sepals on the Ruby Grandeur daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In early to midsummer (depending on climate), the hybrid tetraploid ‘Ruby Grandeur' produces 5-inch-wide (13 cm) flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six round, petal-like tepals are bright red with tiny-ruffled edges. The flower's throat blushes green-yellow deep inside. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away by wintertime. Each grapefruit-size blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up before it's 24-hours old. 'Ruby Grandeur' was bred by Richard Norris and introduced in 2009.
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"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Red, Yellow Green
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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