Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionRainbow Rhythm® Storm Shelter daylily (Hemerocallis) stands out with mauve-colored blooms with a dark eggplant eye. The edges of the petals resemble a piecrust, lined with the same dark purple hue as the eye. Including the classic yellow throat, we get saturated tri-colored flowers that you can't miss! The best part? You get to enjoy the flowers all summer long with months of continuous blooms.
This daylily is easy to grow and thrives in tough garden sites. It's salt-tolerant and can handle moderate urban pollution. Since it is so reliable and durable, this daylily would be a perfect fit for beginning gardeners. Try planting it in masses, as a border, in containers, or lining pathways for a beautiful summer display!DetailsBotanical name:Hemerocallis 'Storm Shelter' Patent #: PPAF Common name: Daylily Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 24" X 18-24" Flower color: Purple and pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late spring through fall Uses: Border, containers, edging, massing, specimen How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-draining soils. Daylilies perform well in a wide range of soils but prefer deep, fertile loam. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun). 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 thin layer of mulch in spring to retain soil moisture. Spacing: 1.5 to 2 feet Fertilizing: Avoid excessive fertilizing as this will inhibit flower production. Winterizing: Can allow foliage to remain for the winter, then remove spent foliage in spring as new growth emerges. Maintenance & pruning: Remove individual spent flowers and cut back flower stalks once all flowers are gone. Divide plants every three to four years as new growth begins in the spring.