Hemerocallis South Seas
South Seas: South Seas was selected for its abundant blossoms, vibrant colors and hardiness in a variety of climates and soils. Sunset pink colors with coral tones mingle to create a tropical effect on seriously ruffled petals. A deeper coral throat and just a touch of golden highlights warm the fragrant 5” blossoms. Drought tolerant once established. Each Hemerocallis flower unfolds for a day – thus the common name – only to be replaced the next day with a fresh, beautiful blossom, providing weeks of gorgeous color.
Full to Part Sun
Height: 26-30″/Spread: 18-24″
Size Available: 1 Gal
The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, comes from Greek hemera (“day”) and kallos (“beauty”). The daylily is an amazingly low-maintenance perennial; easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free and able to survive drought, uneven sunlight and poor soil. Plus, there are thousands of beautiful daylilies to choose from. Combine early, mid-season, late blossoming varieties and repeat bloomers to have daylilies in flower from late spring through the first frost of fall.
Despite their name, daylilies are not “true lilies” and grow from fleshy roots. True lilies grow from onion-like bulbs and are of the genus Lilium, as Asiatic and Oriental lilies are. In the case of daylilies, leaves grow from a crown and the flowers form on leafless stems, called “scapes”, which rise above the foliage. Each scape has 12-15 buds on it and a mature plant can have 4 to 6 scapes, giving the plant a long bloom period.
If you see a height listed alongside a daylily variety, this refers to the length of the scape. Some can reach 6 feet tall!