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Daylily, Winsome Daylily
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Bred by Englishman George Yeld and released in 1925, the Winsome daylily produces fragrant yellow flowers that remain open over 16 hours before shriveling up. This cultivar blooms in mid-spring to early summer, depending on climate, and reblooms a couple months later. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Winsome' is a hybrid diploid cultivar.
This daylily produces flowers atop a rather short, 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 but dies overnight. Six petal-like tepals comprise the trumpet-shaped flower, which is light to medium yellow with a golden yellow throat.
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 the front of 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
20"-30" / 50.8cm - 76.2cm
20'-28' / 6.1m - 8.5m
Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Foundation, Mixed Border
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