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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Hemerocallis may be evergreen or herbaceous perennials, with narrow, strap-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped flowers on erect stems in late spring or early summer
'Stafford' is a deciduous perennial, to 70cm tall, with narrow-petalled, deep red flowers, 10cm wide, with a yellow throat
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil preferably in full sun. Flowering is likely to be poor in shadier situations. Tolerant of heavy clay and poorer soils. May need watering in spring to early summer in dry conditions to ensure flowering. See Hemerocallis cultivation for details
Propagate by division in early spring or early autumn. Propagate from seed (indoors or outdoors) in autumn or spring; cultivars will not come true from seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut back flower stems after flowering has finished. Remove dead foliage as required
Pests May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails, , glasshouse red spider mite and thrips. This late-flowering cultivar is less likely to suffer from Hemerocallis gall midge
Usually tough and reliable but may be affected by fungal leaf spot and rust diseases or bacterial leaf and stem rot
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