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Mighty Chestnut Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Mighty Chestnut'
Mighty Chestnut Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 32 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Stunning, 5" russet red-orange blooms with luminous yellow centers and burgundy eyezones; extended bloom period in mid-summer; dormant tetraploid; a spectacular color accent to the garden or border
Mighty Chestnut Daylily features bold lightly-scented red trumpet-shaped flowers with orange overtones, gold throats and a burgundy ring at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Mighty Chestnut Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mighty Chestnut Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Mighty Chestnut Daylily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 7 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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