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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'Victorian Poet'
Daylily, Victorian Poet Daylily
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Be sure to add a Victorian Poet daylily to your romantic-theme flower garden! Beautifully ruffle-edge, bicolor yellow and pink flowers appear from late mid-spring to early summer, depending on climate, and rebloom several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Victorian Poet' was bred by Elizabeth Salter and introduced in 2005.
This daylily flowers in clusters atop a tall stem called a scape. Flower scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that disappear over the winter months. The six oval, petal-like tepals are light to deep rosy pink but have golden yellow, ruffled edges. The flower's throat is yellow and green. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up before reaching 16-hours old.
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, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
18'-24' / 5.5m - 7.3m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow, Gold, Pink, Rose
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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