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Herbaceous Perennial

Hemerocallis 'Betty Powell'

daylily 'Betty Powell'

An herbaceous perennial that reaches approximately 71cm in height when in flower. It forms a clump of arching, strap-like green leaves and creamy-pink flowers that have a lavender coloured eye-zone, lavender-gold double, frilly edge above a yellow-green throat to 17cm across in summer

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Cream Gold Green Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Asphodelaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
TOXIC to pets (cats) - see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants for further information and useful contact numbers
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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 or daylily cultivation.

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring or early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back flower stems after flowering has finished. Remove dead foliage as required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, slugs, snails, hemerocallis gall midge, glasshouse red spider mite and Thrips

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal leaf spot and rust diseases or bacterial leaf and stem rot

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