Hemerocallis 'SAMMY RUSSELL'

Hemerocallis
Hemerocallis 'SAMMY RUSSELL'
daylily
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++různobarevné:red a golden a deep red
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms
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Daylilies are flowering queens for one day. Each bloom lasts a day but there is no need to worry – every stem bears more blooms and as the plants grow older they have numerous stems each. This low-maintenance perennial is a miracle for those who have limited time to spend looking after their gardens because apart from occasional watering on hot and dry summer day it needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. And still it can leave us gazing at their beautiful, lily-like blooms of every possible colour you can think of (except for blue and black).

Sammy Russell daylily is an old piece by one of the most influential American daylily breeders of the 20th century H.M.Russell. This variety has large, star-shaped, narrow-petalled, rich velvet red flowers with a deep red eye and golden throat. In spite of its birth already in 1951 it is still very popular, mostly for its longevity and extended flowering period - it begins in mid July and continues until late summer, or reblooms in early September if the weather is sunny and warm. Stems are not very thick, some 80-90 cm tall, and deciduous leaves are narrow to medium wide.

The breeder H.M.Russell came from Dallas, Texas, USA, and he devoted almost all his life to breeding daylilies. He was among the first contributors to the AHS (American Hemerocallis Society), and by 1960 he had the largest collection of his own hybrids which he sold all over the country as possibly the first daylily mail order service. His catalogue was very pretty and customer around the US enjoyed his fantastic flowers delivered right to their doorstep, unless they could make a trip to the stunning Russell Gardens with spectacular display of daylilies growing in large beds under huge oak trees. The AHS has a record of incredible 1,259 varieties registered with Russell's name.

The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug attack there are no pests or diseases they would suffer from. Put your day lilies on a sunny spot and fertilize it for better flowering every spring, if you want to. It tolerates all types of soil, preferably it likes moist soil. Very hardy to min. -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 05-12-2016
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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