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Hemerocallis 'Rose Katherine'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily

Similar in color to ‘Dragon’s Eye’, this cultivar has proven to be more cold hardy and thus is a better choice for northern climates. 

This darling small flowered cultivar is a profuse bloomer with very well-branched and heavily budded scapes.  Mature clumps are a sight to behold! 

The 4 inch flowers are held well above the low, arching foliage for an overall well-proportioned habit.  The highly fragrant blossoms are bright rose pink with a darker pinkish red eye and green throat.  Attractively ruffled, recurved petals shimmer with diamond dusting.

Dormant 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: Trimmer

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  23 Inches
Spread:
  12-18 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink 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
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

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  
Sedum 'Sunset Cloud'
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Common Name: Lavender
5,6,7,8,9
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Coreopsis 'Galaxy' PP21999
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox 'Minnie Pearl'
Common Name: Phlox-Hybrid
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Purple' PP22170 CPBR5101
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.