Hemerocallis `Sammy Russell' - beautiful all year round
This variety has been tried and tested in daylily gardening since the 1970s, its colour is intense, looks good on its own and goes well with many other colours. The daylilies are hardy. It is worth buying daylilies. Hemerocallis are a hit with garden beginners and advanced gardeners alike.
Medium-high flower stems of 40 to 60 centimetres rise above a dense, dark-green leaf bush. The leaf stalk of the plant is smooth and many-branched at the tip. During the summer months it continuously develops new flower stems with buds. Next to wide-open flowers are buds that burst open and small, still large flower buds. Their rich red cup flowers with a bright orange-yellow throat look beautiful and are reason enough to buy daylilies. Gardening with daylilies makes you happy.
Vegetation and flowering time of the daylily
From July to September, (bot) Hemerocallis x cultorum 'Sammy Russel' shows a variety of flowers. Each individual flower lasts only one day. Because of this characteristic, the plant has the name daylily. The leaves are narrow, lanceolate, slightly overhanging and dry out in autumn. In spring the daylily shoots out
Soil and location
When buying a daylily, consider which location is right and which soil type is suitable. Daylilies are hardy, sun-loving and like it very bright and warm. In order for the Hemerocallis to have enough strength to flourish, it needs a loamy-sandy soil with a medium supply of food.
Care and maintenance
Care and pruning
During hot days, additional watering is necessary. To prevent seeds from forming, the withered flowers are removed continuously. After all the flower stalks of the daylily have faded, they are cut off close to the ground. The daylilies are hardy, their foliage is removed in spring before new shoots appear.
Garden design with daylilies
Sammy Russel is suitable for small and large gardens. The variety is very colourful on its own. In a garden with shrubs and hedges, a large group creates an impressive red-green garden scene. The plant encourages you to buy more daylilies. Together with the lower, yellow-flowered 'Stella d' Oro' and blue-silver lavender, an attractive planting is created next to a house entrance. Plant lovers without a garden cultivate daylilies in the garden. Daylilies are hardy, ideal for balconies and terraces and can be used flexibly. Hemerocallis are well suited for well-lit interior courtyards and as a splash of colour in front of a hedge.
Garden pictures with daylilies
Gardening with daylilies succeeds in the modern garden with ornamental grasses It works in the romantic seating area with the climbing rose 'Rosa New Dawn' and delicate pink flowers. It is worth buying daylilies as a focal point for florals with catmint and lady's mantle. A nice place is the multicoloured herbaceous border of a cottage garden.