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HEMEROCALLIS 'Substantial Evidence'
Daylily, Substantial Evidence Daylily
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Very broad, rounded petals with pastel yellow hues are seen on the very wide-opening flower of the Substantial Evidence daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In very early summer, the hybrid diploid ‘Substantial Evidence' produces flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have wavy edges and are grooved veins. The tepals are light yellow with blushes of light pink-peach. The center of the blossom is light green. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain die back by the end of autumn. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up before it's 24-hours old. 'Substantial Evidence' was bred by Richard Norris and introduced in 2003.
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 - 8
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"-33" / 45.7cm - 83.8cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Light Pink, Peach, Light Green
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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