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Hemerocallis 'South Seas'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
    • 5", coral-tangerine tepals with a reddish-coral band and yellow throat; very distinctive coloring

 

    • Smooth, rounded petals with beautifully ruffled edges

 

    • Fragrant

 

    • Multiple branching with 30-35 buds

 

    • Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer

 

    • Vigorous grower with healthy foliage

 

    • Tetraploid

 

  • Award winner

This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

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: Moldovan

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  30 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
  Peach 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
Fragrant flowers or foliage
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 Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1998

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  
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'
Common Name: False Sunflower
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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Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
5,6,7,8
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Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Whoops-a-Daisy' PPAF
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Pink' PP24244 CPBR5100
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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Sedum 'Sunset Cloud'
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
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.