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Calico Jack Daylily

At-A-Glance:

  • Hardy Zones: 3-9
  • Spacing: 24-36"
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Blooms: early summer
  • Ships As: bareroot
  • Full Sun Full Sun
  • Partial Shade Partial Shade

Calico Jack Daylily

Hemerocallis

About:

Daylilies are not true lilies. They are perennials in the Hemerocallis family, native to Asia. Hemerocallis is derived from two Greek words; hemera, meaning day, and kalos, meaning beautiful, referring to the fact individual blooms only last one day. Daylilies are highly diverse in color and form, and there are over 60,000 registered cultivars. Calico Jack features spectacular yellow petals, highlighted with a plum-red eye and edge. Each plant will produce up to 25 blooms per stem!

Planting:

Although daylilies tolerate a wide range of light and soil conditions, they do best in full sun and rich, moist, well-draining soil. Dig a hole big enough for the roots to spread out, and plant with the crown, where the roots and stem meet, at or just below the soil surface. Water well and mulch to retain moisture and prevent weeds.

Maintenance:

Daylilies are very rugged and do not require much care. Remove seedpods after flowering to conserve energy for next year’s blooms. In the spring, remove last year’s dead foliage and any weeds. Apply a well-balanced fertilizer and add a fresh layer of mulch.

Over-wintering:

Daylilies are hardy in zones 3-9, and should overwinter just fine. In colder zones, a winter mulch of straw or shredded leaves is recommended for added protection.

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