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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Suzy Cream Cheese'
Daylily, Suzy Cream Cheese Daylily
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The large, narrow-petal flowers of the Suzy Cream Cheese daylily are usually described as "spider-like." The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Suzy Cream Cheese' flowers in clusters atop a tall naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals are wavy-edged and reflex. They are light peach-yellow to cream, with a yellow throat. One blossom measures 7 inches (18 cm) in diameter. Flower scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back by late fall. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and lasts no more than 24 hours before fading to nearly ivory and then shriveling up.
The Suzy Cream Cheese daylily was bred by Dan Bachman and introduced in 2001. In 2005 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.
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"-35" / 45.7cm - 88.9cm
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Peach
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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