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Erin Prairie Daylily / Hemerocallis

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Product Code: DAYEPR1

Hemerocallis 'Erin Prairie'

Overall Description

Erin Prairie is a nice mid sized daylily variety with lots of bright lemon yellow blooms that are solid in color........and BIG!!!! Average bloom is well over 5 1/2" in diameter with a nice fragrant scent. Foliage is a good green color and very grass-like, making a good contrast against the yellow colored flowers. Blooms start early in the season, and extend all the way through till very early fall in most climates. This variety is an excellent re-bloomer, meaning that it is known to produce several "waves" of blooms throughout the summer months, rather than just one heavy bloom period in early summer. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks ( scapes ).

Foliage is dormant in all climates - dies back to soil level, and re-appears in early spring. 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. Erin Prairie is one of the more recent additions to the daylily varieties we grow, and is perfect for smaller sized border plantings. Also looks outstanding in mass plantings.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : foliage up to 18" ( blooms extend slightly higher )

--Mature Width : 14 - 18 inches

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast - goes completely dormant in late fall / early winter

--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 goes completely dormant during winter in most all climates.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Lemon yellow colored blooms that are solid & uniform in color. Blooms are smaller and more compact in size & shape. Very nice soft colors all season long.

--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 :
16" - 18" apart for most border or mass 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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