DAYLILY- Hemerocallis 'Autumn Red' BAREROOT
An abundance of lily-like, glowing mahogany-red flowers with bright yellow throats and mid-ribs appear continuously from mid- to late summer. Each flower only last for a few days but there are several buds on each stem and new flowers open on a daily basis, with fresh flowering shoots being produced regularly.
It is an outstanding variety which forms a clump of narrow, arching, sword-shaped dark green deciduous leaves. Perfect for incorporating into a vibrant planting scheme or warm-colored bed, it makes a great choice for brightening up a sunny, well-drained spot of the garden.Modern Daylilies are the product of many years of breeding work, resulting in freely blooming plants of the easiest garden culture. They form dense clumps of grassy foliage, with upright stems of trumpet flowers. This selection features large bright-red flowers with a yellow eye and stripe down each petal. Midseason with some repeat blooming. Diploid. Plants do not usually require dividing for several years, but are easily split apart in fall or early spring. Spent flower stems can be trimmed back after flowers are finished. Remove old foliage in late fall. Flowers are edible.
We recommend watering the Daylily immediately upon planting them. Daylilies do not like to get dried out, but they do not like to be kept in a soggy environment. Unless you are in an extremely dry climate, regular watering after planting is unnecessary. As is common, Daylilies prefer a heavy watering once a week as opposed to a daily light watering.
Regularly weed the area around the plant to avoid root confusion when you go to transplant or separate your bulbs.
Remove dead blooms and leaves if you prefer a manicured appearance. In the late fall, trim the remaining dead leaves down to ground level, and place mulch on top of the root system to protect the roots from cold freezing winter month temperatures.
In the north, spring planting is advised. In colder climates, if daylilies are planted in the fall, they often die because they do not have time to form new roots and begin to anchor before winter arrives. Some experienced gardeners in the north will fall plant, but they consider the hardiness of the plant and take preventive measures like mulching.
In the south, the best times to plant are early spring or very late fall. Note that daylilies planted in July-September face a high probability of rotting if humidity and temperatures are high (i.e. over 90 degrees).