Mauna Loa Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa'
Mauna Loa Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Large orange flower with red wire edges and chartreuse throat; early midseason rebloomer
Mauna Loa Daylily features bold gold trumpet-shaped flowers with red overtones and yellow throats at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Mauna Loa Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mauna Loa Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Mauna Loa Daylily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.