Hemerocallis 'BLACK EYED SUSAN'

Hemerocallis
Hemerocallis 'BLACK EYED SUSAN'
daylily (tetraploid)
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS kombinovaná:golden a deep red
BLOOMING TIME July - August
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).

Black Eyed Susan is a common name for rudbeckia plant, however, in this case, owing to its similarity it is also a variety name for this beautiful daylily. It is a large-flowered tetraploid (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) with flowers that are 14 cm across, rich golden yellow with a large crimson red to reddish brown eye. Extra strong stems are 60-70 cm tall and produce flowers from second half July for 3-4 weeks. Leaves are rather wide, deciduous.

Bred by Don C. Stevens (1930-1983) as his very last breeding in the summer of 1983. It is a cross between (Feather x Brindlee Beauty) and Bandit Man. Don Stevens is one of the most renowned daylily hybridizers who spent his life teaching English in his home town Reading in Massachusetts, USA, breeding daylilies, and upon retirement designing and creating custom-made jewelry by faceting of gemstones and silversmithing. His daylilies always had a large eye which is why the American Daylily Society, after his death, set up a Don Stevens Award voted annually and given to the best contribution among daylilies with a conspicuous eye or band, and the first award was given in 1985 to Siloam Bertis Ferris.

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 21-07-2017
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GLOSSARY
  • 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.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • 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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