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Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas' PP17164 CPBR3454

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Series Name: RAINBOW RHYTHM®
Common Name: Daylily
Proven Winners® Perennial

An improved ‘Happy Returns’ with larger flowers and nearly continuous bloom.  ‘Going Bananas’ starts to bloom about 1-2 weeks later in early summer, but it blooms nearly continuously into early fall, unlike ‘Happy Returns’ which often stops flowering in August.  The 4“, fragrant, canary yellow flowers have recurved, overlapping petals and slightly ruffled margins.  They open fully and symmetrically just above the semi-evergreen foliage.  The plants display excellent 3-way branching, producing 10-15 well-spaced flowers per scape. Diploid.

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).

 

'Going Bananas' has been selected by gardening expert P. Allen Smith for his Platinum Collection.  Here's what P. Allen has to say about this fabulous plant:

"The soft yellow blooms blend well with other plants in my flower borders, but the best thrill of all is its constant bloom.  Mine have flowered until the end of November, long after other daylilies have taken their final bow and stepped off the 'stage'."

 

Click here to watch a video about Proven Winners® Daylilies.

 

*The RAINBOW RHYTHM® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.

Intro Year: 2006

Breeder: Chris Meyer

Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  19-22 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
  Midsummer
  Late summer
  Early fall
  Rebloomer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow
Erosion control

Grower Note:

Not recommended for overwintering in conta


iners.

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' PP12242
Common Name: Coneflower-Purple
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny' PP21917
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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Leucanthemum superbum 'Whoops-a-Daisy' PPAF
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name: Russian Sage
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox 'Opening Act Blush' PPAF CPBRAF
Common Name: Phlox-Hybrid
4,5,6,7,8
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Monarda 'Bubblegum Blast' PPAF
Common Name: Bee Balm
4,5,6,7,8
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.