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Hemerocallis Garden Show

Hemerocallis 'Garden Show'

Hemerocallis hybrid 'Garden Show'

Item # 32810

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If you're looking for a colorful, easy perennial that will flower over a long and often unexpected period, 'Garden Show' is the daylily you've got to try this season! These giant purple blooms pop up long past most others in the garden, continuing into fall in many climates. And because the plant is dormant over winter, it can survive the coldest climates effortlessly!

Expect these royal purple blooms to reach 6 inches wide, their small green throats making the purple tones stand out all the more. A midseason bloomer, they arise on 28-inch-high plants with lush, healthy foliage. Great for mass plantings, accents, and even containers!

'Garden Show' was introduced by Carpenter in 1997, and has become a dependable favorite. It never disappoints!

If you're new to Daylilies, welcome to the easiest perennial in the garden! They love sun but tolerate a bit of shade, and they need well-draining soil. Other than that, all bets are off -- these powerhouses thrive despite heat, humidity, drought, cold, poor soil, and just about anything else. Pamper them the first season to get their root system established: plenty of water, rich soil, all the nice little touches -- and then let them go. The only thing you'll have to do is divide them every once in a while as they spread. (After a few years, they'll begin to lose bloom strength if they aren't divided.) Dividing them is as easy as a whack of the shovel, so that's no problem. Try Daylilies among your Daffodils -- they hide the dying foliage of the Daffodils and follow them in bloom, keeping the garden colorful for two seasons instead of just one. They are also nice friends to Bearded Iris, among many, many others.

'Garden Show' will become the workhorse of your sunny border. Don't miss planting it this season for years of beauty to come! Zones 3-9.



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.


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 4-9

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.