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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Sparkling Champagne'
Daylily, Sparkling CHampagne Daylily
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Starting in very early summer, the ruffle-edge, bronze-pink flowers of the Sparkling Champagne daylily appear. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Sparkling Champagne' flowers in clusters atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are a delicate pink with hints of bronze. The ruffled or "pearl-like" edges are gold and the flower's throat is a bright lemon yellow. Flower scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain partially evergreen across the winter. Each fragrant blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and lasts no more than 24 hours before fading to all yellow and then shriveling up. This variety will rebloom several weeks after the first flowering display ends.
The Sparkling Champagne daylily was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 1996. In 2004 it received an honorable mention nod in the quest to receive the American Horticultural Society's prestigious annual Stout Silver Medal.
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
5 - 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"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Lemon Yellow, Gold, Light Pink, Bronze
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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