An Unbelievable Vibrant Reblooming Daylily


Diva's Choice Daylily

Bareroot
Item # 35628
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Hemerocallis 'Diva's Choice'

'Diva's Choice' is a surefire attention-getter.
This Hemerocallis sucks you in with big 6-inch blooms that you can't take your eyes off! 'Diva's Choice' is a repeat-bloomer with vibrant bubble gum-pink flowers. Punctuated with a small yellow-to-green throat and a deeply ruffled, bright yellow margin, the blooms are very nicely held on plants up to 23 inches high. They begin with the first warm weather of summer and flower heavily for several weeks, then rest during the strongest summer heat (intermittent blooms will still appear!) before offering another big show in late summer and early fall. Unbeatable!

'Diva's Choice' is ideal for the border, container, mass planting, or even the meadow garden. This daylily is one of the absolute easiest perennials you can grow. Introduced by Heemskerk in 2012, 'Diva's Choice' is a robust tetraploid that has excellent hybrid vigor and spellbinding, exotic blooms.

Never really out of bloom from earliest summer until well into fall, 'Diva's Choice' is a firecracker of a Daylily, with unstoppably bright, beautiful flowers on very compact plants. Expect a single flowering stem to set about 15 blooms over its long season of glory, filling the sunny garden with carefree color that just keeps coming! These lush, fragrant single blooms are born on bodies with 3-way branching.

Plant 'Diva's Choice' in full sun to part shade. Like all Daylilies, divide up clumps every few years. Zones 3 to 9.

Genus Hemerocallis
Variety 'Diva's Choice'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 23 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Red, Pink, Rose, Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

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Planting:

Set plants 12 to 18 inches apart. Choose a sunny or lightly shaded location (many varieties, including the pastels, prefer partial shade as they tend to fade in direct sun), and in soil that is well-drained and moisture-retentive – but not likely to become waterlogged.


Maintenance:

Water well during periods of drought; we also recom mend a summer mulch to conserve moisture. Annual applications of a fertilizer high in phosphates are also recommended. If slugs pose a problem, apply slug bait around the crowns just before or as shoots begin to emerge. Cut flower stems after blooming. Divide reblooming types every 2 years.


Zones:

Zones 4-9

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.