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HEMEROCALLIS 'White Eyes Pink Dragon'

Image of Hemerocallis 'White Eyes Pink Dragon'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'White Eyes Pink Dragon'

Plant Common Name

Daylily, White Eyes Pink Dragon Daylily

Special Notice

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General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Width

    20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Hot Pink, Rose, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No