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Strawberry Candy Daylily / Hemerocallis


 
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Our Price : $6.95

Product Code: DAYSTR1

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Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy'


Overall Description



Strawberry Candy Daylily has soft pastel pink blooms with a darker red eye / center. Blooms are held against nice bright green grass-like foliage, and start in early summer. 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. Strawberry Candy is a perfect match of nice green foliage & bright, pastel colors - a real knockout when in full bloom!!




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 :
4 - 10

--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 tends to be semi-evergreen in warmer climates, while going completely dormant in colder zones.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Nice, bright pastel pink flowers with a darker red throat / center....each lasting for one day, and followed by repeated blooms day after day. The pastel pink & dark red throat are a nice combination.

--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.


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