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HEMEROCALLIS 'White Zone'
Daylily, White Zone Daylily
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Nearly white flowers decorate the White Zone daylily, but often these blossoms look faintly palest yellow. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate, and reblooms about two months later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid 'White Zone' was bred by Pat and Grace Stamile and introduced in 1992.
This daylily produces flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of robust, strap-like, green leaves that die back in winter. Each petal-like tepal has crepe-like edges and is off-white with a blushing greenish-yellow throat. Each scented 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"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
White, Light Yellow
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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