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Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Suede'

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

Aptly named, the unusually smooth, velvety texture of this daylily is very much like suede.  The large 5" flowers are a unique shade of rich raspberry red like raspberry syrup and they are quite sunfast for such a dark color.  They display a pie crust edge, diamond dusted petals, and small chartreuse throat.  Two or three way branched scapes carry 20 or more buds apiece in midseason. 

This variety is a good grower in the landscape and forms a large clump of long, arching, rich green leaves.

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: Blaney

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  28 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple-red shades
  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?:
  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
Easy to grow

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  
Gaillardia grandiflora MESA™ Yellow
Common Name: Blanket Flower
5,6,7,8,9
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Amsonia hubrichtii
Common Name: Blue Star-Arkansas
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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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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Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
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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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.