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Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'

daylily Gentle Shepherd

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2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd' daylily Gentle Shepherd: Elegant, large ivory flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Masses of ivory-white flowers lasting just one day appear continuously in midsummer on slender, upright stems. In mild areas it is semi-evergreen and forms large clumps of strap-like leaves, valuable for suppressing weeds and disguising the dying foliage of spring-flowering bulbs. This elegant daylily looks gorgeous planted in drifts in a sunny mixed or herbaceous border, or beside a pond or water feature. Like most hemerocallis, it is robust and easy to grow, provided you follow the tips below.

  • 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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Notes on Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'

"Very large crepe-textured flowers in soft pashmina-white with a cream-yellow throat - one of the few buttermilk-white daylilies"

Lovely specimen


I was looking for a perennial that was tough, would thrive in my heavy clay, not mind too much if occasionally run over by my dogs, flower for most of the summer, be good for pollinators, and still look superb - this certainly fitted the bill!




A beautiful flower in the year planted.


I planted 3 in a new bed with 3 Rosa 'Tranquility' and 3 Buxus cones. There were backed by blue/purple herbaceous perennials. The effect was very pleasing in the first year.

Keen gardener



I would definitely buy this product again.


This is a wonderful plant, beautiful colour and good size - I am seriously considering purchasing another one later this yeat.


West Midlands


Superb quality


I was looking specifically for a hemerocallis called Gentle Shepherd to plant in memory of my sweet German Shepherd Jess, who I lost in February 2017. Having found it here I was so pleased to receive a big plant, which went on to produce an array of stunning flowers all through the year. Absolutely perfect.


Ken t


I'm delighted I bought this plant


Hemerocallis grow well in our soil and climate. They provide welcome colour and don't need staking.





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