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Hemerocallis 'Challenger'

Daylily

Plant Type:

HEMEROCALLIS (Daylily)

Hemerocallis ‘Challenger’ - Yet another wonderful Arlow Stout intro made in 1949. Classically-shaped flowers of medium ruddy brick red with a golden heart and creamy-yellow midribs bloom over a long season. Flowers remain open for 16 hours. The photo with Professor Jonathan Lehrer indicates the heights to which this daylily may grow. Jon stands 6' 3" tall.


5”/ ML/ H54+”/ R / / D / ev



 


Item Description Price  
HEMCHAL Hemerocallis 'Challenger' (bare root) $12.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis 'Challenger'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny

Attributes

  • Border
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Adaptable

Propagated By

  • Bare Root
  • Division

Genus Overview: Hemerocallis

Common Name: Daylily

The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.

Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:

Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)

Bloom Season: Very Early = VE

Early = E

Early Middle = EM

Middle = M,

Middle Late = ML

Late = L

Very Late = VL

Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)

Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”

Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”

Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”

Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”

Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”

Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”

Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”

All Daylilies are sold bare root