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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

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    • Of good constitution
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Hemerocallis 'Chief Sarcoxie'

daylily 'Chief Sarcoxie'

daylily 'Chief Sarcoxie'

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  • Other common names daylily 'Chief Sarcoxie'

  • Family Hemerocallidaceae

  • 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

  • Details 'Chief Sarcoxie' is a compact perennial, to 70cm, with grassy foliage and flowers 10cm in width, with reflexed segments, deep brownish-red with a green-yellow throat

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

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 for details

Propagation Propagate by division in early spring or early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting

How to care

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

Diseases 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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