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Hemerocallis 'James Marsh' (Daylily)

Daylily 'James Marsh', Day Lily 'James Marsh', 'James Marsh' Daylily, Early Midseason Daylilies


Fragrant, Hemerocallis 'James Marsh' is an attractive early midseason Daylily which produces an abundance of huge, brilliant scarlet-red flowers, 6.5 in. wide (16 cm), with a contrasting small lemon-yellow throat. The broad petals have pie crust edges and the tepals are elegantly recurved. Nicely branched, it is a strong grower. 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 tetraploid Daylily is dormant (deciduous) and regarded as one of the best red daylilies.

  • 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 to mid summer, this clump-forming deciduous perennial grows up to 28 in. tall (70 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 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 1978, it won multiple awards, including the Honorable Mention (1983) and the Award of Merit (1988)

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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 Hemerocallis - Daylilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
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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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.


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 Hemerocallis - Daylilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
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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