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Hemerocallis 'Royal Occasion'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 4.5", jewel burgundy tepals, the color of a king's robe

  • Darker black-purple band with a narrow yellow watermark and lime green throat

  • Ruffled petals are of heavy substance and are sunfast

  • Sepals have smooth edges; tepals are dramatically recurved

  • Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer

  • Extended bloom--flowers last at least 16 hrs. each

  • Semi-evergreen foliage

  • Performs well in the north and the south

  • Diploid

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: Darrel Apps

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  26 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Red 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
  Rebloomer
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
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

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 tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Campanula punctata 'Cherry Bells'
Common Name: Bellflower-Spotted
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Common Name: Coreopsis-Threadleaf
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' PP12242
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Geranium 'Brookside'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst' COPF
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox paniculata 'Red Riding Hood'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii'
Common Name: Balloon Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Sedum 'Autumn Fire' COPF
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster
5,6,7,8,9
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Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' PP13354 COPF
Common Name: Speedwell-Creeping
4,5,6,7,8
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Gypsophila paniculata 'Perfecta'
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.