Hemerocallis 'Last Man Standing'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Think of the juiciest, most beautifully ripe peach you’ve ever eaten and its rose red, peach, and gold skin. These are the colors of ‘Last Man Standing’.
Officially classified as a fragrant, 4.5-5", rose red bicolor, you’ll see shades of bright pinkish red on the top petals and peach with a rose blush on the sepals. A gold throat and pinkish red stamens radiate out from the center. A frilly gold, narrow picotee edge surrounds the diamond dusted petals.
This is one of the latest daylilies to bloom, thus the name ‘Last Man Standing’. It is well-worth the wait because its sturdy, 5-way branched scapes carry a very impressive 45-50+ buds apiece. What a show in late summer!
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
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Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Low water needs
Average water needs
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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.
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.
Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.