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HEMEROCALLIS 'Taken by Storm'
Daylily, Taken by Storm Daylily
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Although considered a "purple" by daylily enthusiasts, the flower color of the Taken by Storm daylily are visually violet-red. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to early summer, depending on climate, and reblooms several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid 'Taken by Storm' was introduced in 1993.
This daylily produces 6-inch-wide (15 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that are semi-evergreen across the winter months, particularly in mild climates. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and then and then shrivels up before 16-hours old. Six petal-like tepals comprise the flower, which is purplish red to red-violet with a green-yellow throat. Tepals have a crepe paper texture and have rippled edges.
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 - 10
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
20"-25" / 50.8cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Red, Gold, Violet
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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