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Hemerocallis 'Primal Scream'

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

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. 

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).

 

'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."

 

Click here to watch a video about Proven Winners® Daylilies.

 

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

Intro Year: 2011

Breeder: Hanson

Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc./Proven Winners®

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  34 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange 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?:
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Specimen or focal point
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
  American Hemerocallis Society Lambert/Webster Award (Best unusual form cultivar) 2001
  American Hemerocallis Society R. W. Munson, Jr. Award (Most outstanding distinctly patterned daylily) 2003
  American Hemerocallis Society Silver Stout Medal (AHS highest honor) 2003
  American Hemerocallis Society Popularity Poll (Conducted annually to determine the favorite daylilies among AHS members from each region of the country) 2003

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  
Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia
5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum DAISY MAY® ('Daisy Duke' PP21914 CPBR4376)
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Cerise' PPAF CPBRAF
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
Common Name: Coneflower
4,5,6,7,8,9
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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.