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Mark A. Miller
HEMEROCALLIS 'White Eyes Pink Dragon'
Daylily, White Eyes Pink Dragon Daylily
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Starry, hot rose-pink flowers that measure 8- to 9-inches-wide (22 cm) catch everyone's attention on the White Eyes Pink Dragon daylily. The daylily is a popular herbaceous perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘White Eyes Pink Dragon' flowers atop a towering naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are narrow and look pinched and floppy. The outermost reaches are bright rose and then it transitions to pink and finally light yellow in the flower's throat. Tepal backsides are also light yellow. White streaks some tepal's midribs.
The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die back in the autumn. Each fragrant blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning and shrivels up well before it's 24-hours old. 'White Eyes Pink Dragon' was bred by James Gossard and introduced in 2006.
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Light Yellow, Hot Pink, Rose, Ivory
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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