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Hemerocallis ‘Barbary Corsair’ (Reblooming Daylily)

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Hemerocallis ‘Barbary Corsair’ is a midseason reblooming Daylily that produces profuse violet, plum-purple blooms, 3 in. wide (8 cm), adorned with a contrasting lime-green throat. Each flower typically lasts no more than 24 hours (thus the common name ‘Daylily’), opening up in the morning and withering during the forthcoming night, possibly replaced by another one on the same scape (flower stalk) the next day. Blooming in mid to late summer, this diploid Daylily is semi-evergreen.

  • This clump-forming perennial grows up to 16 in. tall and wide (40 cm).
  • An ideal choice for shrub borders or perennial beds, as ground covers on slopes or in containers near the patio.
  • Thrives in full sun or part sun in average, moist, well-drained soils. While it performs well in a wide range of soils, fertile loam is preferred. Tolerates heat and summer humidity, but thorough watering is required to ensure its foliage remains attractive.
  • Daylilies attract butterflies and hummingbirds but are toxic to cats. Rabbits tend to avoid daylilies.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for mites, aphids, thrips, or daylily rust.
  • The best time to plant Daylilies is in early fall or early spring.
  • After flowering, remove spent blooms and seedpods to improve the appearance and encourage rebloom. When all the flowers on a scape are finished, cut off the scape close to ground level. Remove dead foliage from daylilies as they die back in the fall.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Hemerocallis
Common names Daylily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Hemerocallis ‘Night Embers’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Blackberry Sherbert’ (Reblooming Daylilies)
Hemerocallis ‘Berrylicious’ (Reblooming Daylily)

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Achillea ‘Moonshine’ (Yarrow)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Echinacea ‘Sunrise’ (Coneflower)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus Hemerocallis
Common names Daylily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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