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Hemerocallis 'Passion for Red'

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

Representing a breeding advancement in red daylilies, this new daylily produces very sunfast, extremely vibrant red flowers with a contrasting yellow eye/throat zone that is visible on all 6 tepals.  For designers who are particular about their shades of red, this is more of an orange-red than a blue-red. 

Very large 6.75", fragrant blossoms put on a terrific show in early midseason with some rebloom later in the summer.  Thick, 3-4 way branched scapes carry buds which open over time rather than all at once, extending the bloom time and showing off each fabulous flower to its fullest potential. 

Robust, vigorously growing plants are semi-evergreen and proven to be very hardy. 

‘Passion for Red’ is considered by some to be one of the very best red daylilies available today. 

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: Stamile

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  27 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  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
  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
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1999

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.

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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Coreopsis 'Galaxy' PP21999
Common Name: Tickseed
5,6,7,8,9
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Coreopsis verticillata 'Route 66' PP20609
Common Name: Coreopsis-Threadleaf
5,6,7,8,9
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Geranium 'Brookside'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Red Shades'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Campanula persicifolia Takion Series-Blue
Common Name: Bellflower--Peach-leaved
3,4,5,6,7,8
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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.