The 'de Oro' name promises greatness, and this brilliant purple and yellow bloom does not disappoint! Reblooming tirelessly from midsummer into fall, this gorgeous diploid is the perfect solution for sunny borders, meadow gardens, groundcover, and small-space sites. Technically a miniature, it wow with 2½-inch blooms so bright and bold they appear to be much larger -- especially among the fresh green foliage on compact plants.
'Purple de Oro' sports rich, plummy purple blooms so saturated with color they appear to be wet. Darker violet veins, very slender, span the length of each petal, which terminates in an elegant pie-crusted effect. And the sepals are tipped in white for extra showiness. Wow!
This daylily reaches just 20 inches high, and is irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Like all Hemerocallis, it thrives in a wide range of soils, light, and environments. Give it a good start in life with well-drained, enriched soil and plenty of moisture, and it will establish quickly and take off! Few plants are easier.
A fine complement to the classic 'Stella de Oro' as well as to perennials of all types, 'Purple de Oro' also makes a nice companion to daylilies in the sunny garden. As its new spring foliage fills in -- lush and arching -- it helps hide the keeled-over, browning stems of your Narcissus! A nice little partnership. Zones 3-9.