Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas' PP17164 CPBR3454
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Series Name: RAINBOW RHYTHM®|
Common Name: Daylily
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'."
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*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
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
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How's your 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?:
Not recommended for overwintering in conta
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.
Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.