Hemerocallis 'Garden Show'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
One of the best daylilies in its color class! Putting on a terrific show in the garden, this daylily produces loads of large 6", shimmering diamond dusted, lavender mauve flowers with a prominent citron yellow throat and matching purple stamens. Ruffled, recurved tepals open wide and flat revealing the triangular flower form.
This daylily is highly fragrant; its delightful perfume is noticeable from several feet away. We like how compact and well-proportioned this daylily is, with its large flowers appearing just at the top of the foliage instead of on tall, willowy scapes like some large flowered daylilies. The well-branched and budded scapes appear first in midseason and then again later in the season when it reblooms.
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).
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.