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Hemerocallis 'Sun Dried Tomatoes'

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

We have been busy building stock of this incredible daylily for nearly a decade because we KNOW it’s going to be a big hit when we introduce it!  We’ve watched it perform in our gardens year after year and it has consistently been one of the very most outstanding red daylilies.

Foodies delight! ‘Sun Dried Tomatoes’ is the perfect name to accurately describe the rich red tones of this large flowered 6" daylily with a blended golden green throat. You’ll be pleased how it keeps its red color all day in the sun.  Its recurved petals are edged in perfect pie crust ruffles and covered with a thick coating of glimmering diamond dusting.

A must-have for your daylily collection!

Dormant 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).

Breeder: Klehm

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  32-36 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
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.

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  
Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'
Common Name: Blanket Flower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Buddleia 'Dark Dynasty' PPAF
Common Name: Butterfly Bush
5,6,7,8,9,10
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Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Cheyenne Sky' PP23209
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Monarda 'Grape Gumball' PPAF
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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Echinacea 'Cleopatra' PP24631
Common Name: Coneflower
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.