Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso'
Kwanso Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 3 feet
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: H. fulva Flore Pleno
Outstanding, large, double, apricot-orange flowers with some orange-red markings and yellow center; narrow petals; can grow up to 6 feet tall; sturdy, strong, easy to care for, great grassy texture and form; good for the beginner gardener and the pro
Kwanso Daylily features bold orange trumpet-shaped flowers with red centers at the ends of the stems in mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive grassy leaves remain grayish green in colour with showy creamy white variegation throughout the season.
Kwanso Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
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.
Kwanso Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Kwanso Daylily will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.