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Daylily, Terpsichore Daylily
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Blooming rather early, in mid- to late spring (depending on climate), the coral-rose blossoms of the Terpsichore daylily will rebloom again in summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid ‘Terpsichore' produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals reflex and have tiny-ruffle edges. The tepals are coral-rose and blush to dark rose around the yellow-green throat. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die down each autumn. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning - remains open for at least 16 hours - but shrivels up by the time it's 24-hours old. 'Terpsichore' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 1969.
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 - 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
16"-26" / 40.6cm - 66.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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