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Daylily - Galadriel / Size 1
Galadriel Daylily / Hemerocallis

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Product Code: DAYGAL1

Hemerocallis 'Galadriel'

Overall Description

Galadriel is an interesting compact semi-dwarf variety of Daylily, producing solid dark yellow / gold colored blooms atop of good sturdy scapes that average about 12" - 14" in height. Despite the nice tighter compact overall plant size, the blooms average a good 3" in diameter. With many yellow colored Daylily varieties out there these days, many folks might think that one is pretty much just like the next. Simply not true, lol.

Each Daylily variety we choose to add to our selection to offer our customers needs to have something that helps it to differentiate itself from other varieties that we currently grow, or that are commonly seen in the marketplace these days. At least that's how we look at things when considering a new variety......and whether we ultimately decide to offer them, or not. In the case of Galadriel Daylily, there were two such distinguishing factors: 1) Galadriel is an extremely early bloomer......considerably earlier than most any other variety we grow. And 2) The shade of yellow is not your usual "run of the mill" lemon yellow. It's a bit more of a darker yellow.......almost a golden color.

Foliage is a good green color and very grass-like, making a good contrast against the bright white flowers. Blooms start in early spring, 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 then just one heavy bloom period in early spring. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks ( scapes ). The foliage of Galadriel is evergreen in warmer climates, but will tend to die back & look pretty rough through winter in most all other climates. We actually suggest trimming, or "mowing" the foliage back to a height of about 5 or 6 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.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 12 inches ( blooms extend slightly higher - avg of 14" from ground )

--Mature Width : 12 - 16 inches

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast - Foliage is semi-evergreen in warmer climates, but will be completely dormant through the winter in most other climates.

--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 is classified as having evergreen foliage, but will tend to look a little on the ragged side during the winter months even in the warmer climates - and will go basically dormant in cooler climates.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - dark yellow / golden colored blooms that average 3" in diameter. Typically last for one day, and are followed by repeated blooms day after day.

--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 :
14" - 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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