Hemerocallis 'NOSTRADAMUS'

Hemerocallis
Hemerocallis 'NOSTRADAMUS'
daylily (tetraploid)
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.6-0.8m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++různobarevné:orange a yellow a golden
BLOOMING TIME July - August
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest)
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
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).

Do you think that Nostradamus also predicted that a daylily variety would be named after him exactly 500 years after his birth? Up to 15 cm wide flowers are rounded and perfectly symmetrical, and boast wide, golden orange petals with yellow ruffled margins. It is a tetraploid (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) that begins to flower in July, and reblooms again in August. Stems are 60-70 cm tall, leaves are semi-evergreen.

It was bred in 2003 by Steve Moldovan (1938-2006), an American breeder who devoted over 50 years to breeding daylilies. The key criteria were the colour and bud number. In late 1990's he added good shapes and symmetry: ruffled, scalloped, and frilled margins on rounded blooms i.e. an absolute contrary to the original wild species. During his fruitful, or we might rather say flowerful life he managed to breed and register incredible 468 varieties.

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 daylilies in 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 10-01-2019
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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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