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Hemerocallis Purple de Oro Daylily is the perfect specimen for any flower bed. This hardy daylily comes back every year and continues to reliably grow in beauty, year after year.
This herbaceous perennial is native to Eurasia and compliments rustic and cottage gardens. It is deciduous and dies back every winter. Then in spring, it promptly reemerges in all of its purple glory.
Purple Stella de Oro Daylily foliage is bright green and clump forming. Its tall leaves are blade-like and arch over to greet the ground.
This lovely daylily Purple de Oro displays its purple flowers in summer and continues to rebloom through early fall, depending upon your region.
This purple daylily grows vigorously and displays up to 25 blooms at any given time! Flowers are trumpet-shaped, about 3 inches wide, and feature ruffled edges with yellow-throated interiors. Flowers last for a day, true to their name, and are then quickly replaced with new blooms the following day. Naturally, butterflies, hummingbirds, and various other pollinators adore Purple de Oro Daylily.
How to Use Purple d Oro Daylily in the Garden
This daylily is a lovely addition to diverse garden beds as it has a relatively small footprint. It can be mixed and matched with other daylilies and small flowering shrubs. It also makes a great ground cover, can be used as a continuous low-border plant, and is an excellent addition to open meadow gardens.
Purple d Oro Daylily Care Information
Purple de Oro Daylily has no significant pests or disease problems. It also comes back every year and is resistant to heat stress. This daylily is also drought-tolerant, deer resistant, and rabbits tend to avoid it.
Purple de Oro Daylily grows in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 10 and is remarkable for its cold hardiness.
This daylily grows best in full sun to partial sun. Purple de Oro Daylily can be watered occasionally once it is established. When it is grown in containers, it should be watered more often.
This daylily tolerates variable and wet soils but does best in well-draining soil. Fertile loam soil is ideal. Fertilize with flower and rose food. Plant daylilies in the spring or early fall.
Purple de Oro Daylily Mature Size
Purple de Oro Daylily grows in a compact form and at a moderate rate. Most often, it reaches 14 to 20 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide. Space this plant about 12 to 18 inches apart for mass planting or as a continuous border.
Snip spent flowers to facilitate quicker reblooming. Daylilies do die back in winter. Therefore, remove old foliage to make room for new spring growth.
Purple Daylily Companion Plants
- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
- Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Cranesbill (Geranium)
- Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- Lavender (Lavandula)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Consider Adding Purple de Oro Daylily to Your Garden!
Purple de Oro Daylily is easy to care for as it requires very little maintenance. Decorate your favorite outdoor living space, fill your favorite patio containers, or use Purple de Oro for mass planting. It even does well on embankments and sloped lots for the purpose of erosion control. Its bright and cheerful color makes it an ideal addition to perennial flower beds. Order yours today!
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10