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El Desperado Daylily
Hemerocallis 'El Desperado'
El Desperado Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Beautiful, large, butter-yellow trumpets with purple bands and purple picotee on the ruffled edge; sturdy, strong, easy to care for, great grassy texture and form; good for the beginner gardener and the pro
El Desperado Daylily features bold buttery yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with green throats and a purple ring at the ends of the stems in late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
El Desperado 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 is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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.
El Desperado Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
El Desperado Daylily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 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.