Hemerocallis 'Field Marshall'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Use this red flowered daylily to create a large splash of color in the landscape in midsummer. Beefy tree branch-like scapes carry a respectable 35 buds apiece above the robust clump of wide, arching foliage.
Large 5", tomato red blossoms (more of an orange red rather than a blue red if you’re using this one in a garden design) with a bright lemon yellow watermark and vivid green throat are of heavy substance. They have pie crust ruffled, recurved, and diamond dusted tepals.
This is a nocturnal daylily so the buds open the afternoon before and remain open through all or part of the next day.
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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When should it bloom?:
How's your 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?:
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.
Daylilies can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 fans each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants can be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.