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Hemerocallis 'Jedi Free Spirit'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 5.5", fragrant, pink bitone: Petals have darker rose veining, a large yellow watermark, and a florescent green throat

  • Tepals are deeply ruffled for a charming effect

  • High bud count and extremely vigorous

  • Blooms in midsummer

  • Semi-evergreen foliage

  • Diploid

  • Awards: HM '90, AM '93

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

Breeder: Wedgeworth

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  25 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1990
  American Hemerocallis Society Award of Merit (Outstanding beauty and performance over a wide area of the country) 1993
  American Hemerocallis Society Don C. Stevens Award (Best eyed cultivar) 1990

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee' PP16096 COPF
Common Name: Coreopsis-Threadleaf
5,6,7,8,9
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Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star' ('Rubinstern')
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Heuchera 'Plum Pudding' COPF
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Pink'
Common Name: Balloon Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Sedum 'Autumn Joy' ('Herbstfreude')
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Stokesia 'Purple Parasols' PP10660
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
5,6,7,8,9
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Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell
4,5,6,7,8
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Gypsophila paniculata 'Pink Fairy'
Common Name: Baby's Breath
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.