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Hemerocallis 'Huckleberry Candy'

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

This new selection offers a unique color combination of creamy peach to buff flowers with a prominent red-purple eye, blue-purple watermark, and fluorescent green throat.  The purple eye is notched at the midribs, creating an interesting color pattern on the heavily diamond dusted, pie crust ruffled petals. 

These sweetly fragrant, 4 ¼ - 5”, rounded flowers are presented atop 2-3 way branched scapes carrying 18-20 buds apiece.  ‘Huckleberry Candy’ is an early midseason bloomer and also reblooms later in the season.

Dormant tetraploid.

This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.

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:
  20 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Peach 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
  Rebloomer
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
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 2002

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  
Monarda didyma GRAND PARADE™ ('ACrade' PP19580 COPF)
Common Name: Bee Balm
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Coreopsis 'Galaxy' PP21999
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Ellagance Purple'
Common Name: Lavender-English
5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox paniculata FLAME™ Series Violet ('Barsixtyone' PP22223 CPBR4171)
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Gypsophila paniculata FESTIVAL STAR® ('Danfestar' PP14818 CPBR2631)
Common Name: Baby's Breath
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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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.