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Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider'

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

One look and it’s easy to see why this incredible daylily is a multiple award winner!  The gigantic 9”, dark ruby red flowers are officially classified as “unusual form-spatulate” since the petals are long and spoon-shaped.  The petals open very wide and flat, displaying the large, golden yellow throat and matching midribs nicely. 

Planted singly or en masse, this outstanding daylily is sure to make a huge visual impact in the landscape!

Dormant 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: Stamile

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  34 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Red 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?:
  Early summer
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
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow
Erosion control

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1999
  American Hemerocallis Society Award of Merit (Outstanding beauty and performance over a wide area of the country) 2002
  American Hemerocallis Society Popularity Poll (Conducted annually to determine the favorite daylilies among AHS members from each region of the country)
  American Hemerocallis Society Lambert/Webster Award (Best unusual form cultivar) 2002
  American Hemerocallis Society President's Cup Award 2004
  American Hemerocallis Society R. W. Munson, Jr. Award (Most outstanding distinctly patterned daylily) 2005
  American Hemerocallis Society Lenington All-American Award (Best performer in all areas of the country) 2011

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  
Coreopsis 'Cosmic Eye' PP22601
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' PP21401 COPF
Common Name: Spurge
5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream' PP23181 CPBR4203
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' PP23853
Common Name: Speedwell-Spike
4,5,6,7,8
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Helenium 'Red Jewel'
Common Name: Sneezeweed
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.