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Rainbow Rhythm® Nosferatu Daylily

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Rainbow Rhythm® Nosferatu Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Nosferatu’)Large, shimmering purple blooms with chartreuse-yellow centers in mid-summer; semi-evergreen tetraploid; a spectacular color accent to the garden or border

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
26 inches
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Hemerocallis
Cultivar:
Nosferatu
Flower Color:
purple
Flower Period:
in mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
arching
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
herbaceous
Spacing:
18 inches
Flower Bicolor:
crimson
Flower Eye Color:
chartreuse
Flower Form:
trumpet
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Rainbow Rhythm® Nosferatu Daylily features bold fragrant purple trumpet-shaped flowers with crimson overtones and chartreuse throats 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.

Landscape Attributes

Rainbow Rhythm® Nosferatu 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.

Planting & Growing

Rainbow Rhythm® Nosferatu Daylily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 7 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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.

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