Hemerocallis 'Funny Valentine' Description
No joke - 'Funny Valentine' daylily (Hemerocallis sp.) is one of the best daylilies on the market today, with glorious pure red blooms from mid-June-September.. If you were going to have just one daylily in the garden, this should be it.
Years of challenging breeding work has brought us this truly outstanding daylily. Pictures just don't do it justice, because it's hard to capture its true red blooms in a photo, and because it has exceptional foliage. Foliage isn't a big consideration for most people when it comes to daylilies, but you'll see the difference right away, thanks to to its blue tones and high quality.
Here's why 'Funny Valentine' daylily merits a place in your garden:
- Elegantly sculpted deep red blooms .
- Produces dozens of blooms for months every summer
- Awesome rebloom power
- Good looks! - nicely proportioned. Stays neat and tidy in the landscape
- Great fit! Beautiful and tall at 25-28" tall and 18-24" wide.
- Adapts readily to all kinds of soil from heavy clay to sand
- Easy to grow
Combination Inspiration! Try planting this beautiful daylily along with:
- Deep purple-spiked salvia May Night
- Silver foliage perovskia or artemisia Powis Castle (for well drained soil)
- Blue foliage carex Blue Zinger
- Yellow blooming reblooming daylily Happy Returns
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Rabbit resistant, Rebloomer
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- Zone:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Sun (5+ hrs/day)
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Thrives in any soil
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Dry, Average, Moist
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Border, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
- Cannot ship to:
CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: none
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Soil: Easily grown in any average well-drained soil, but appreciates loose, rich soils if available.
Light: Full sun to light shade -- in areas with hot summers, light afternoon shade will keep brightly colored flowers from fading.
Water: Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Benefits from a 2-inch layer of mulch retains moisture and controls weeds
Spacing: 1.5 to 2 feet
Fertilizing: Avoid excessive fertilizing as this will inhibit flower production. One application of compost, rotted manure, or granular garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: Very hardy, daylilies need no special treatment for winter. Foliage typically withers and blows away rapidly in autumn.
Maintenance & pruning: If you wish, remove individual spent flowers daily and cut back flower stalks once all flowers have finished. Divide plants every three to four years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps. Replant or share or trade with your friends!
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