Among the most popular reblooming Daylilies, multiple award-winner Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy' ranks very high! This Daylily enjoys profuse blooms of bright coral-pink flowers with red picotee margins and strawberry-red marks around pale yellow throats, over an extremely long blooming period. Each flower, up to 4.25 in. wide (11 cm), typically lasts at least 16 hrs (extended blooms) but no more than 24 hours, 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. Blooming in early-mid summer, this early midseason tetraploid Daylily is semi-evergreen.
- Grows up to 26 in. tall (65 cm) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 20 in. (50 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 Stamile in 1989, it won multiple prestigious awards including the Silver Stout Award of the American Hemerocallis Society in 1998 and the Award of Merit in 1996.