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Grape Ripples Daylily / Hemerocallis

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Product Code: DAYGRP1

Hemerocallis 'Grape Ripples'

Overall Description

Grape Ripples is known for its brilliant purple / violet colored blooms with a darker purple colored center, and a yellow / orange colored throat. Foliage is a nice medium to dark green, and is very grasslike in appearance. Blooms begin in mid season, and persist throughout the summer months. 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 dormant in all 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. Grape Ripples is a very popular daylily variety due to its unusual, yet very desirable purple color.......but is among one of the harder varieties to find available on a consistent basis. Makes a great colorful addition to any border planting, or mixed in with other daylilies, and just about any flower bed area.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : foliage up to 18" ( blooms extend slightly higher - to around 22" )

--Mature Width : 18 inches

--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. Blades are very wide, and fan shaped at the very base of the plant. Foliage is semi-evergreen - will look slightly tattered during winter months in warmer climates.........will go dormant in colder climates.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Bright, intense violet / purple color with a throat / center that varies from a very light lime green to a nice yellow color. Blooms each last for only one day, but are followed with additional daily blooms throughout the summer months.

--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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