Hemerocallis ‘Purple D’oro’, Daylily, zones 3-9
This is the lovely, lavender purple version of Stella D’oro. It starts early, stays late and produces many blooms, lovely grass-like foliage and is very hardy and drought tolerant! This long-flowering selection features medium-purple blooms with lighter midribs and edging, and a yellow throat. Midseason. Repeat blooming. Diploid. Winter dormant. Plants do not usually require dividing for several years, but are easily split apart in fall or early spring. Spent flower stems can be trimmed back after flowers are finished. Remove old foliage in late fall. Flowers are edible.
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Soil type: all
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: dry average moist (does not like soggy soils)
Care level: easy
Flower color: light purple, yellow throat
Bloom time: early summer to early fall
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: accent: good texture/form, border, specimen, massed, groundcover, repeat blooming, cut flower, drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, attracts bees and butterflies and birds, drought tolerant, edible flowers, prairie and meadow garden
Flower head size: medium
Height: 40-50 cm (16-20 inches) Width: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Divide every 3 to 5 years in the spring to keep blooming well.
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