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Hemerocallis 'Love Those Eyes'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 4.5", golden yellow tepals with a very wide, bright red eye and yellow throat; entirely sunfast

  • Petals are slightly recurved and heavily ruffled; sepals are smooth and recurved, revealing the triangular flower form

  • Blooms in midsummer, 12-15 buds per scape

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

  • Vigorous grower with dark green foliage

  • Tetraploid

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: Rasmussen

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  24 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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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
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Popularity Poll (Conducted annually to determine the favorite daylilies among AHS members from each region of the country)
  American Hemerocallis Society Junior Citation (Best new seedling) 1988
  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1997

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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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan
4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Heuchera 'Vesuvius' PP13215 COPF
Common Name: Coral Bells
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Phlox paniculata 'Red Riding Hood'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell
4,5,6,7,8
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Gaillardia 'Dazzler'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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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.