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Hemerocallis 'Blackthorne'

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

This fantastic daylily offers extraordinary color contrast and standout performance in the garden. 

Very light creamy yellow blossoms with a hint of peach display a prominent wine purple eye and matching picotee edge half way up the attractively ruffled petals.  The broad, rounded, recurved petals, glowing chartreuse throat, and diamond dusting make this flower even more beautiful. 

Branched stems carry the 4.5-5" blossoms first in midsummer and then again shortly after the first round of bloom (though it is not officially registered as a rebloomer).

Semi-evergreen 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).

Intro Year: 2012

Breeder: Trimmer

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  26 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Purple shades
  Yellow 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?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 2001

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  
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda didyma 'Pardon My Purple' PP22170 CPBR5101
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Banana Cream' PP23181 CPBR4203
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Coreopsis 'Full Moon' PP19364
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle
3,4,5,6,7
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Buddleia 'Queen of Hearts' PPAF
Common Name: Butterfly Bush
5,6,7,8,9,10
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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.