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Hemerocallis 'Christmas Ribbon'

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

You’ll easily spot this daylily from a distance, with its gigantic red flowers perched like a big red bow atop a package of healthy green, vigorous foliage. 

Officially classified as “unusual form-spatulate”, this spider type variant produces very distinctive, almost star-shaped, 8-9", Christmas red blossoms early in the daylily season.  Christmas in summer!  A prominent gold throat bleeds out onto the diamond dusted petals.  The saturated color of the blossoms is sunfast, so they’ll have no trouble standing up to summer weather.

This one makes a terrific specimen in the summer garden! 

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).

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
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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?:
  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?:
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Mass Planting
Specimen or focal point
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 2004

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.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. 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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Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream' PP23181 CPBR4203
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox paniculata 'David'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
5,6,7,8
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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.