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Roycroft Daylily Nursery
HEMEROCALLIS 'Russian Rhapsody'
Daylily, Russian Rhapsody Daylily
The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and beauty. In midsummer, the tetraploid ‘Russian Rhapsody’ offers big violet-purple flowers with darker eyezones and yellow throats. They are day-blooming and rise from tall clumps of green strap-like leaves that remain semi-evergreen in winter. It was bred by Munson in 1973 and is a cross between ‘Knave’ and ‘Chicago Ryal.’ If well cared for and regularly deadheaded, this daylily will rebloom.
Daylilies are clump-forming and spread slowly via rhizomes. The flowers have six tepals (showy petal-like sepals) that vary widely in size, shape and color. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. Each flower opens only once before dying.
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 ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings.
12 - 2
3 - 10
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
28"-30" / 71.1cm - 76.2cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Purple, Violet
Green, Yellow Green
Green, Yellow Green, Brown
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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