July Plant/Shrub of the Month

Pardon Me Daylily

Pardon Me Daylily

Latin Name: Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 1 to 1.5 feet

Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Description: Cranberry red self with yellow-green throat.

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Culture:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.  Performs well in a wide range of soils.  Deadhead spent flowers daily for neatness and remove stems when flowers have completed bloom.  For best performance, should be divided every 3-4 years in spring or fall.

Characteristics:

Features 3” diameter bright red flowers with yellow-green throats.  Flowers appear on stems that rise to 24” tall above a clump of linear, arching, blade-like leaves.  Flowers open for one day.  Blooms in late mid-season with a possible repeat bloom in fall.  Flowers are fragrant.