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Erin Lea Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea'

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Erin Lea Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea') at Westwood Gardens

Erin Lea Daylily flowers

Erin Lea Daylily flowers

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Height:  22 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

Spectacular, large yellow trumpets with frilly, pie-crust edges and white splashes; great grassy texture and form; tetraploid; a bright color addition to the garden or border; mid to late season bloomer

Ornamental Features

Erin Lea Daylily features bold yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with white streaks at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Erin Lea 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.

Erin Lea Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Erin Lea Daylily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features