Hemerocallis 'BARBARY CORSAIR'

Hemerocallis
Hemerocallis 'BARBARY CORSAIR'
daylily
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES semi-deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS purple 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
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).

Barbary Corsair is a daylily miniature bred by Liz Hudson from Florida, USA. In July it produces rich purple pink flowers with blue hues that are only about 8 cm across, and they can rebloom in August. Stems grow just 30-40 cm tall and leaves are semi-deciduous. It is a cross between Lilliputian Knight and Little Lassie.

Daylily breeder Elizabeth Hudson Salter is from the fourth generation of daylily breeders from a family of Thomas and Ida McDonald who started around 1900. Her grandmother, also Ida, along with her son Bill belonged to pioneers in breeding tetraploids, and in 1960 Ida decided to switch to breeding tetraploid miniatures. It soon got out of hand so she asked Liz whether she would like to take over. Young Elizabeth eagerly did and in spite of omnipresent pessimism that it is impossible to achieve true tetraploid miniatures she did it. Her achievements were crowned with many awards and in 2001 she received the most prestigious one - Bertrand Farr Silver Medal for excellent in daylily breeding.

Daylily 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 11-01-2019
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  • 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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