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Hemerocallis 'Gypsy Caravan'

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

You’ll be impressed with the bloom power and incredibly thick, almost woody flower scapes on this new beauty!

Huge 3-4 way branched scapes carry the buff pink, sweetly fragrant flowers in midsummer. Each flower has a narrow, red-purple eye ring surrounding the bright lemon yellow watermark and lime green throat.  It’s a distinctive tri-color look on flowers so recurved they’re nearly round.  Each 4.5" flower is of perfect form and with 35-40 buds per scape, you can imagine that it really puts on quite a show in containers and in the landscape. 

This daylily is nocturnal, so its buds open in late afternoon and remain open for all or part of the next day. It also has distinctive dark green foliage that remains attractive all season. 

Dormant tetraploid.

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).

Breeder: Benz

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  32-36 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink 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
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
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

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.

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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Achillea millefolium 'Sunny Seduction' PP20808
Common Name: Yarrow
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' PP18551 COPF
Common Name: Coral Bells
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Hemerocallis 'Midnight Raider'
Common Name: Daylily
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Echinacea purpurea 'Raspberry Truffle' PP22612
Common Name: Coneflower
(4),5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Becky'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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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.