The bold red flowers of Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache' will not leave you untouched. Funnel-shaped, the rich scarlet flowers exhibit white midribs, a golden-green throat, beautifully contrasting with the black anthers. Slightly ruffled and recurved, each flower, up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), 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. This midseason tetraploid Daylily enjoys a good bud count (up to 15 buds) and is dormant (deciduous).
- 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.
- Blooming from mid to late summer, this clump-forming perennial grows up to 27 in. tall (68 cm) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 20 in. (50 cm). Do not hesitate to mix this lovely Daylily with other varieties to prolong their color blossoms in the garden. Native to Eurasia, Hemerocallis includes over 60,000 registered cultivars, so you have plenty of choice!
- Ideal choice for shrub borders or perennial beds, as ground covers on slopes or in containers near the patio.
- Thriving in full sun or part sun in average, moist, well-drained soils, this Daylily is relatively pest free. 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.
- The best time to plant Daylilies is during the early fall or early spring.
- After flowering, remove spent blooms and seedpods to improve 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.
- Bred by Marsh-Klehm in 1981, it won the Honorable Mention Award of the American Hemerocallis Society in 1985