Among the most popular reblooming Daylilies, award-winning Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me' is quite a catch! Why? It is compact, vigorous, fragrant and enjoys profuse blooms over an extremely long blooming period. This Daylily produces masses of rich, velvety, burgundy-red blossoms with greenish-golden throats, atop mounds of arching, blade-like leaves. Each flower, up to 2.75 in. wide (7 cm), typically lasts no more than 24 hours (thus the common name 'Daylily'). Night-blooming, this Daylily opens late in the afternoon and stays open throughout the evening until the morning. If you spend time in the garden late in the day, this Hemerocallis is the perfect daylily for you! Blooming from mid to late summer, with a potential repeat in the fall, this midseason diploid Daylily is dormant (deciduous).
- Grows up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and spreads via rhizomes to 18-24 in. (45-60 cm).
- 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!
- 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.
- 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 Apps in 1982, it won multiple prestigious awards including the Award of Merit of the American Hemerocallis Society in 1987.