Hemerocallis 'Primal Scream'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
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Common Name: Daylily
One of the most sought-after daylilies available today; winner of the 2003 Stout Medal (the highest honor a daylily can receive).
If you’re looking for the WOW! factor in daylilies, you’ve found it here with ‘Primal Scream’. Nothing comes close to the spectacular 7½-8½ inch, glimmering tangerine orange, gold dusted blossoms and green throat of this selection.
Officially classified as “unusual form”, the tepals are narrow, twisted, and recurved with loosely ruffled edges. These gigantic blossoms are presented in midsummer on tall, graceful, willowy scapes above the attractive arching foliage.
With such a distinctive presence, ‘Primal Scream’ is sure to steal the show in the garden and on retail benches when it’s in bloom.
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).
'Primal Scream' has been selected by gardening expert P. Allen Smith for his Platinum Collection. Here's what P. Allen has to say about this fabulous plant:
"Appropriately named. A color with the ability to arrest your attention. This is the ‘mother of orange’ a riot inciting daylily if there was ever one. Splendid with any flower that can withstand this daylily’s scream."
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*The RAINBOW RHYTHM® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.
Intro Year: 2011
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc./Proven Winners®
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
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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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.