Prairie Wildfire Daylily

Prairie Wildfire Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Prairie Wildfire'


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One of the most vibrantly colored Daylilies to come along in a while, 'Prairie Wildfire' sets the midsummer garden ablaze with five-inch-wide, fiery red blooms accented with a brilliant yellow throat! The finely ruffled, slightly recurved petals create a lovely open look that's very elegant. And as an added bonus, the flowers are delicately fragrant!

'Prairie Wildfire' is known to be a prolific bloomer, offering a high bud count that ensures many flowers. The neat, compact habit makes this Daylily perfect for containers, edgings, and the front of the border as well as for mass displays in beds and along driveways or fences.

This midseason bloomer reaches up to 23 inches high, and is a dormant tetraploid. This means that its foliage dies back in winter, which is an important consideration for northern gardeners. Many Daylilies are semi-evergreen, and when severe winter weather hits their leaves, it can do permanent damage. So 'Prairie Wildfire' is a great choice for the far north. And it is a "tetraploid," meaning that it has twice the chromosomes of traditional Daylilies (many of today's newer varieties are tetraploid), which accounts for the large bloom size, brighter colors, and greater garden vigor.

Daylilies are some of the easiest plants you can grow, thriving in almost any soil and handling everything from drought to wet soil conditions, although they do prefer well-drained areas receiving full sun. 'Prairie Wildfire' has proven itself able to survive conditions many other plants cannot, such as polluted city areas, slopes, roads and walkways that receive salt during winter, and even under Black Walnut trees (they are not affected by juglone). This is one Daylily your garden simply must have! Zones 3-9.

  • 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.
Hemerocallis
Daylily

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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