Hemerocallis 'Red Pinnacle'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
One of the most distinctive hardy daylilies you’ll find, it’s a cinch to pick ‘Red Pinnacle’ out from the crowd. Its enormous 10-11 inch wide, lightly fragrant flowers wave like garnet red flags atop 28 inch tall scapes in late midseason. This spectacular daylily has long, curly, pinched petals with a huge gold throat that radiates out onto its wide open form which is officially classified as “unusual form-crispate”.
Use this daylily to bring interest to parts of your garden that need a shot of color in midsummer. If you’re having a dinner party, clip a few scapes for a quick bouquet that will be the talk of the table!
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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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.
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.