Hemerocallis ‘Duchess of Windsor’
Stunning huge ruffled edged blooms of soft biscuit yellow detailed with light brown. The flower of six large petals opens above silky green long leaved foliage standing up to 75cm. Prefers full sun to part shade. Lovely cut flower.
Growing: Hemerocallis ‘Duchess of Windsor’
– Height with flowers: 75cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun as well as Partial Shade
– Soil: Grows happily in a wide range of soils, from light and sandy, through average loams, to heavy clay soils. However they do best in a slightly acidic, moist soil that is rich with organic matter and well drained.
– Fragrance: None.
– Frost: Very frost tolerant especially once established.
– Growth: Winter dormant Perennial
– Attracts: Daylilies are attractive to many pollinators, including butterflies, bees, flies and also birds. Mainly because of their large cup-like blooms, making it very easy for these tiny creatures to gather up the nectar they need to thrive.
– Care: Very little maintenance required if any at all. However they do benefit from a feed during flowering season. And even though they are drought tolerant once established they perform best with a water during the hotter months. Division of larger daylily clumps is usually carried out every three to four years.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Both tend to avoid Day Lily but fresh growth may require some protection from snails and slugs.
– Origin: The daylily was first cultivated in the oriental countries of Japan, China, Korea and Eastern Siberia during ancient times.