Hemerocallis 'Passion for Red' (Stamile, 1994) (25) Bare Root Plantss
Common Name: Daylily
Representing a breeding advancement in red daylilies, this daylily produces very sunfast, extremely vibrant red flowers with a contrasting yellow eye/throat zone that is visible on all 6 tepals. For designers who are particular about their shades of red, this is more of an orange-red than a blue-red.
Very large 6¾", fragrant blossoms put on a terrific show in early midseason with some rebloom later in the summer. Thick, 3-4 way branched scapes carry buds which open over time rather than all at once, extending the bloom time and showing off each fabulous flower to its fullest potential. ‘Passion for Red’ is considered by some to be one of the very best red daylilies available today.
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).
- Early Midseason Bloomer, blooming in early July.
- Rebloomer, producing a second set of flowers.
- Fragrant flowers.
- Semi-Evergreen foliage.
- Tetraploid with 44 chromosomes.
Parentage: ((sdlg × Tet. Super Purple) × (sdlg × Tet. When I Dream))
American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) -- 1999
Height: 27 Inches
Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer, Rebloomer, Continuous Bloom
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant