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Holy Spirit Daylily / Hemerocallis

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*Availability Status: Winter Dormancy - Estimated Avail. Mid Spring 2019
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 10" - 14" tall / Gallon size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: DAYHSP1

Hemerocallis 'Holy Spirit'

Overall Description

Holy Spirit Daylily features a good sized base of green bladed foliage, which is plenty sturdy enough to support the gigantic 6" diameter blooms it produces. Blooms are a delicate creamy to very light pastel yellow - very soft color. But the size of the bloom combined with the unusual color makes this an extremely sought after, and admired Daylily. Like most of the Daylily varieties we grow, Holy Spirit is also known to be an excellent re-bloomer throughout the entire season. Re-blooming can be further increased & encouraged through the removal of old, expired blooms & stalks ( scapes ). Holy Spirit is also known to be a very early bloomer - it gets the show on the road just a bit earlier than most Daylilies, lol.

Foliage is evergreen in warmer climates, but will look a little rough during the winter months.........and will go semi-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 - easy to grow. Holy Spirit offers really good contrast with the light pastel blooms held against grasslike foliage that is a nice dark green. A real garden standout!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : foliage up to 20" ( blooms extend slightly higher - to around 22" - 24" or so )

--Mature Width : 20" - 24"

--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 - has slightly darker foliage than most of the other daylily varieties we offer. Blades are very wide, and fan shaped at the very base of the plant. This daylily variety will tend to retain much of its foliage through the winter in warmer climates - will still go completely dormant in colder zones.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Very large blooms measuring a good 6" across are held on very sturdy scapes, and range in color from a pale creamy color to a light pastel yellow. 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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