Purple de Oro Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Purple de Oro'
Purple de Oro Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Other Names: Purple d'Oro Daylily
A compact, vigorous and long blooming selection that features ruffled, plum colored flower with bright golden yellow throats; strong, sturdy stems rise above mounds of arching green foliage; an easy to grow variety perfect for beds, borders and containers
Purple de Oro Daylily features bold plum purple trumpet-shaped flowers with gold throats and purple veins at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Purple de Oro Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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.
Purple de Oro Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Purple de Oro Daylily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, 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 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.
Purple de Oro Daylily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.