Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy'
daylily custard candy
- Position: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: summer
- Hardiness: fully hardy
These flowers are a beautiful cream in colour and the recurved petals each have a maroon band. It was bred in the USA where daylilies are widely grown, as they are able to cope well with almost any weather conditions. This variety is also a super bloomer and can have up to 28 flowers on a stem when mature.
- Garden care: The Greek term 'hemerocallis' means 'beautiful for a day', and daylilies need regular deadheading to prolong flowering and prevent their unsightly deadheads from dominating the scene. Each stem carries several flowers, so snap off each flower as it fades. When the stem has finished flowering, cut it down to the ground. After the plant has finished flowering altogether, pull out the dead leaves. When the foliage is looking tatty, cut it down to the ground and fresh new growth will appear. Lift and divide every three years in spring to keep the rhizomes vigorous and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Water frequently from spring until the buds appear.
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