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HEMEROCALLIS 'Violet Hour'
Daylily, Violet Hour Daylily
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Although considered a "purple" by daylily enthusiasts, the flower color of the Violet Hour daylily is more accurately seen as burgundy-violet. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to early summer, depending on climate. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid 'Violet Hour' was introduced in 1978.
This daylily produces nearly 7-inch-wide (17 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back in winter. 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 burgundy-violet with darker veins. The throat is contrastingly green-yellow.
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"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Yellow Green, Burgundy, Violet
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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