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Hemerocallis ‘Graceful Eye’ (Daylily)

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Multiple award winner, Hemerocallis ‘Graceful Eye’ is a lovely early season Daylily that produces large, lightly ruffled, lavender flowers, 6 in. wide (15 cm), with a purple halo and a 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. This diploid Daylily is evergreen.

  • 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 in early summer, this clump-forming perennial grows up to 21 in. tall (53 cm) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 18-24 in. (45-60 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 choices!
  • An ideal choice for shrub borders or perennial beds, as ground covers on slopes or in containers near the patio.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bred by Spalding-W.M. in 1981, it won multiple awards including the Honorable Mention (1985), Award of Merit (1988), and the JEM – James E. Marsh Award (Best purple or lavender daylily) in 1989.

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 (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hemerocallis ‘Moses’ Fire’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Blackberry Sherbert’ (Reblooming Daylilies)
Hemerocallis ‘Lies and Lipstick’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Night Embers’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Bettylen’ (Reblooming Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Berrylicious’ (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 - 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 (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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