Hemerocallis 'Rose Katherine'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
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.
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).
Origin: Not Native to North America
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?:
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
How's your 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?:
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.
Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.