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Lightning Bug Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Lightning Bug'

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Lightning Bug Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lightning Bug') at Spruce It Up Garden Centre

Lightning Bug Daylily flowers

Lightning Bug Daylily flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

Striking gold trumpets with a deep burgundy throat; provides a bold contrast to other plants; sturdy, strong, easy to care for, great grassy texture and form; a stunning display when massed in the garden

Ornamental Features

Lightning Bug Daylily features bold fragrant gold trumpet-shaped flowers with burgundy throats at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lightning Bug Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lightning Bug Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lightning Bug Daylily will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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