Wicked Witch Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Wicked Witch'
Wicked Witch Daylily flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Rich violet-purple trumpets with yellow centers, maroon eyezones, and ruffled cream edges; great grassy texture and form; diploid; easy to grow and maintain; a showy addition to the garden or border
Wicked Witch Daylily features bold deep purple trumpet-shaped flowers with violet overtones, yellow throats and creamy white edges at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Wicked Witch Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
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.
Wicked Witch Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Wicked Witch 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.
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.