Hemerocallis 'Marque Moon'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
We’ve been building stock of this incredible daylily for nearly eight years because we are sure it will be an absolute favorite once it’s introduced! “Marque” is another word for a model by which others should follow suit. ‘Marque Moon’ sets the new standard for white daylilies as its form is greatly improved.
Extravagant ruffling unlike any other lends a fancy, elegant look to the blossoms. The large 5-5.5", fragrant, cream colored blossoms have a yellow throat that radiates softly out onto the petals. This yellow coloring is repeated on the picotee edge around each rounded petal. On cloudy days, you can detect a hint of peach color in the flower, and on sunny days you can see the diamond dust sparkling on the petals.
This is a heavily budded daylily that can produce an incredible 40 buds per scape. It forms a compact clump of narrow, arching foliage topped with large flowers in midsummer.
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
Origin: Not Native to North America
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
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
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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.
Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.