Hemerocallis 'Aztec Gold'
Aztec Gold Daylily has solid clean blooms that are dark golden yellow in color. Flowers stand out beautifully against the rather dark green grasslike foliage. Blooms start in early summer, and last throughout the entire summer season. This variety is an excellent re-bloomer, meaning that it is known to produce several "waves" of blooms throughout the summer months, rather then just one heavy bloom period in early summer. Good numbers of blooms generally appear all throughout summer, and well into the early fall. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks ( scapes ).
Foliage is semi-evergreen in warmer climates, but will look rather rough during the winter months.........and will go completely dormant in colder climates. We actually suggest trimming, or "mowing" the foliage back to a height of about 3 or 4 inches at the end of the fall season. This way, the foliage can have a fresh, new start when spring rolls around, and will look its absolute best all season long.
Very low maintenance - one of the taller daylilies we grow at maturity. Aztec Gold is a great bloomer - and it's vibrant golden yellow color is virtually unmatched in any other daylily.
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height :
foliage up to 18" ( blooms extend slightly higher - to around 22" or so )
--Mature Width :
18" - 20"
--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast - semi evergreen in warmer zones / dormant in colder zones
--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9
--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - prefers 4 - 6 hrs of sun per day
--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained with good organic content
--Foliage Color & Texture :
Bright green grass-like foliage much like that of Liriope grass, except much lighter, brighter green in color. Blades are very wide, and fan shaped at the very base of the plant. This daylily variety goes completely dormant during winter in most all climates.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Excellent clean golden yellow color - no shadings or markings at all. Blooms are rather large, and each last for approximately one full day, and are followed by more blooms consistently through the summer.
--Diseases / Insects :
No serious damage from pests have been noted, although occasional battles with common garden pests ( aphids, snails, slugs, etc ) are always a possibility.
--Recommended Spacing :
20" - 24" apart for most border type plantings.
--Deer Resistance Rating : Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.