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Hemerocallis ‘Calico Jack’ (Daylily)

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Hemerocallis ‘Calico Jack’ (Daylily) is a compact, evergreen perennial boasting a profusion of large, bright yellow flowers, 5.5 in. across (14 cm), adorned with a plum eyezone and green throat. Blooming from early to mid-summer, the attractive blossoms are held neatly above its compact mound of arching, linear leaves. 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. One plant can bear up to 25 flower buds for a long-lasting display. This early midseason tetraploid daylily is excellent for mass plantings, erosion control, and perennial borders.

  • Honorable Mention of the American Daylily Society in 2003
  • Grows up to 28 in. tall (70 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to part sun in average, moist, but 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.
  • An ideal choice for beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, rock gardens, as a ground cover, or in containers near the patio.
  • Often called the ‘perfect perennial’ because of its numerous qualities: showy flowers, drought tolerance, heat stress immunity, ability to grow in most hardiness zones, and low care requirements, this daylily is a remarkable and stunning addition to the garden.
  • 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 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hemerocallis ‘Lies and Lipstick’ (Reblooming Daylily)
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Hemerocallis ‘Night Embers’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Moses’ Fire’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Bettylen’ (Reblooming Daylily)

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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 - 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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