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Hemerocallis 'King George'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 7" or larger, clear yellow flowers have a deep red eye, green throat, and pie crust edged petals
  • Sepals recurve under the broad, flat petals, revealing the triangular flower form
  • Blooms in midsummer
  • Well-branched flower scapes are held above very large, substantial, strong plants
  • Considered to be the one of the largest, most dramatic daylilies in commerce, this multiple award winner has fabulous eye-catching blossoms
  • Semi-evergreen foliage but very hardy; reportedly grows well nationwide
  • Tetraploid
  • Awards: JC '93, HM '97, Popularity Poll

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:
  30 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow 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
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
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) 2009
  American Hemerocallis Society Junior Citation (Best new seedling) 1993
  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  
Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle
3,4,5,6,7
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Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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Campanula 'Sarastro'
Common Name: Bellflower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Echinacea 'Sunrise' PP16235
Common Name: Coneflower
4,5,6,7,8
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Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights'
Common Name: Delphinium-Dwarf
3,4,5,6,7
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Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
5,6,7,8
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Highland White Dream'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum 'Postman's Pride' PP16831
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
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.