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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Soft Summer Night'
Daylily, Soft Summer Night Daylily
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The 5-inch-wide (12 cm) fragrant flowers of the Soft Summer Night daylily are ruffle-edged and a soft pink hue. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Soft Summer Night' was bred by Patrick Stamile and introduced in 1995. Depending on climate, it starts flowering in mid-spring to very early summer and reblooms several weeks later.
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 six, delicate pink, petal-like tepals are rounded and ripple-edged. The deep flower throat is yellow and green. Just above the throat is a circular "eye" of rose. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but closes and shrivels 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.
10 - 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
17"-23" / 43.2cm - 58.4cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow Green, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Light Green
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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