Hemerocallis 'Stafford'

daylily

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A classic red stunner with recurved crimson flowers subtly lined in soft-white - from July onwards - and the light-green foliage lifts spring too

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of scarlet, lily-like flowers with yellow midribs and throats appear continuously in mid summer. This daylily looks stunning planted in drifts in a sunny mixed or herbaceous border among 'hot' colours, or with cannas and montbretias as companions. The bright green, strap-like leaves are semi-evergreen in mild areas, and soon form large clumps of strap-like foliage that helps to suppress weeds and disguise the dying foliage of spring-flowering bulbs. Like most hemerocallis, it is robust and easy to grow, provided you follow the tips below. It's best to provide some protection in really sunny sites as the scarlet blooms are suspectible to sun-scorch.

  • 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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4.4

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5.0

Gorgeous fiery red blooms

By ChloeT

from Ipswich

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    Comments about Crocus Hemerocallis 'Stafford':

    Planted this daylily in march and I am chuffed with how well it has come along already. Every day there are at least three flowers in full bloom and they are a gorgeous shade of fiery red. I love the grass like foliage too. I have planted this in a very sunny spot and it has thrived.

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    5.0

    Hemerocallis Stafford

    By Bunny

    from MK46 5DY

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
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    Comments about Hemerocallis 'Stafford':

    Plants were a good size and arrived in excellent condition.Did not flower in their first year but settled in well.Looking forward to a great display in 2017

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    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Daylily

    from West Midlands

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        Comments about Crocus Hemerocallis 'Stafford':

        Flowered in its second season for me and is still flowering in September, very pleased.

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        2.0

        Slow to flower.

        By Tropical22.

        from Cheshire.

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        • Hardy

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        • Small In Size

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        Comments about Crocus Hemerocallis 'Stafford':

        Plants should be bigger and more established when delivered. Bought 2 plants. After 2 years still have not flowered yet.

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        5.0

        Sun loving rich colours

        By Nicky Veitch

        from Berkshire

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          Comments about Crocus Hemerocallis 'Stafford':

          I bought five pots of this tough plant from Crocus 5 years ago and planted it along side a south easterly facing garage brick wall. If it had legs, the plant would have by now moved to a more southerly facing position as its long necks do crane for more light....and I do find snails like to take refuge amongst the leaves (soon removed!). Apart from my poor placement and the snails, it's a real toughy. It looks stunning next to a Choisyia ternata 'Sundance' and purple Clematis, with a Parthenocissus henryana hiding the garage wall behind.

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              Hello Ruth, You can plant these into the weed supressing fabric without any trouble at all, provided you make sure the fabric allows the water to drain through. All you need to do is cut big crosses into the fabric and peel back the edges to plant and then fold back the edges again. I hope this helps.

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