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Hemerocallis 'Nosferatu'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Series Name: RAINBOW RHYTHM®
Common Name: Daylily
Proven Winners® Perennial

Similar to the highly regarded daylily ‘Bela Lugosi’, this variety offers a shorter height, fragrant blossoms, and more prominent veining in the oval shaped petals. 

Large 6”, shimmering dark purple, very sunfast flowers with a chartreuse throat and pie crust ruffled petals are produced midseason.  A high bud count on well-branched scapes ensures many weeks of bloom. 

Semi-evergreen 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).

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*The RAINBOW RHYTHM® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.

Breeder: Hanson

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  26 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple 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
  Cottage
  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) 1997
  American Hemerocallis Society Award of Merit (Outstanding beauty and performance over a wide area of the country) 2000

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.

Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Helenium 'Red Jewel'
Common Name: Sneezeweed
4,5,6,7,8
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Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' PP21022 CPBR4392
Common Name: Coneflower
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum spectabile 'Neon'
Common Name: Stonecrop-Showy
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' PP22601
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Cerise' PPAF CPBRAF
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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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.