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Hemerocallis |White Temptation

Daylilies are flowering queens for one day. Each bloom lasts a day but there is no need to worry – every stem bears more blooms and as the plants grow older they have numerous stems each. This low-maintenance perennial is a miracle for those who have limited time to spend looking after their gardens because apart from occasional watering on hot and dry summer days it needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. And still, it can leave us gazing at their beautiful, lily-like blooms of every possible color you can think of (except for blue and black).

Daylilies with white blooms are sought-after and one might even say that they are in fashion at the beginning of the third millennium. White Temptation is a variety with large flowers that are 12-13 cm across and come out from mid-July atop 70-80 cm tall, sturdy stems. Their petals are almost white with pale lemon-yellow hues and yellow-green throats. It was introduced in 1978.

The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter, unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug attacks, there are no pests or diseases they would suffer from. Put your daylilies on a sunny spot and fertilize them for better flowering every spring if you want to. It tolerates all types of soil, preferably it likes moist soil. Extremely hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

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Hardiness 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Heat Zones 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Liliaceae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring
Height 2' - 3'
Spread 2' - 3'
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Acid
Characteristics Showy
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
Planting Place Beds and Borders