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HEMEROCALLIS 'Serene Silence'
Daylily, Serene Silence Daylily
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Serene Silence daylily flowers look plain yellow from a distance, but with close inspection you see the subtle, seemingly silent color hints of pink and ivory. This extra early-blooming cultivar blooms anytime from early to late spring, depending on climate, and reblooms several weeks later in summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Serene Silence' was bred by Brother Charles Reckamp and introduced in 1968.
This hybrid tetraploid daylily produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back in winter. All six petal-like tepals are ivory-yellow and have light pink midribs. Each fragrant blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, fades as it ages and then shrivels up after being at least 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"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Light Pink, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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