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HEMEROCALLIS 'Wine Cup'
Daylily, Evergreen Daylily, Wine Cup Daylily
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Jutting up well above the clump of green leaves, the plum-rose flowers of the Wine Cup daylily have a hint or "halo" of dark red. This cultivar blooms in late mid-spring to very early summer, depending on climate, and will rebloom several weeks later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid diploid 'Wine Bold' was bred by C.W. Davis and introduced in 1959. Do not confuse it with the shorter growing, winter-dormant cultivar 'Little Wine Cup', which was introduced in 1966.
This daylily produces fragrant flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that persist across winter, less so in harsh winter regions. Each petal-like tepal in the flower is deep rose with a little hint of red. The flower's throat green. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but shrivels up before it's 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.
11 - 2
6 - 10
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-32" / 45.7cm - 81.3cm
18"-25" / 45.7cm - 63.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow Green, Rose, Plum
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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