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Hemerocallis 'Atlanta Moonlight'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Daylily
  • 6", light yellow self with cream midribs and a small, green throat

  • Petals have slightly wavy edges; sepals are smooth

  • Flowers have good substance and plants are heavily budded

  • A seedling of 'Mary Todd'

  • Blooms in midsummer; rebloomer

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: Petree

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  27 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow 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
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 1985

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies will grow in just about any type of well-drained soil. They prefer full sun but will grow in full shade, however fewer flowers will be produced. Deadheading the flowers serves not only a cosmetic purpose, but it keeps the plant from going to seed which can weaken the plants. Unfortunately it does not promote re-bloom in many varieties. Sheering may be done at the end of the season to take the plants back to 6-8 inches from the ground and it is important to continue watering after shearing or re-growth may not occur.

Daylilies are tough, drought tolerant plants due to their thick fleshy, roots which enable them to store water. Division can be made every 4-5 years. The best time to divide or transplant is in early spring or immediately after blooming.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle
3,4,5,6,7
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Campanula 'Kent Belle'
Common Name: Bellflower
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Common Name: Delphinium
3,4,5,6,7
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Perovskia 'Longin'
Common Name: Russian Sage
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.