There’s certainly nothing “cheesy” about this daylily, though the light yellow flower color may remind you of Monterrey Jack cheese. A well-defined, raspberry red eye and lighter midribs really stand out on the glimmering diamond dusted flowers. Their broad, rounded petals open wide and flat to 5½" across, making them appear even larger. Each exquisitely ruffled flower is of perfect form and they are displayed nicely on the candelabra-branched scapes.
This daylily is a strong grower that blooms early in the daylily season, so it will be in bloom when you are shopping for summer color at the garden center.
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).
Characteristics (Compared to Other Daylilies)
- Early Bloomer, blooming in June.
- Dormant foliage.
- Tetraploid with 44 chromosomes, twice as many as Diploids. Tetraploids tend to be bigger, stronger plants.
This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.