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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.