Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate'
Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
Also known as
Midseason Daylily, Daylilly
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5 years to reach maturity
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Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate' Overview
Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate' is a deciduous perennial cultivar that grows to approximately 30cm high, producing bicoloured red-orange flowers similar in appearance to those of lilies, with petals arranged in multiples of three. These are around 10cm wide with red petals and yellow throats, they do not tend to last longer than 24 hours, hence the common name daylily. Foliage is straight in shape and arches gracefully. This cultivar grows with a clumping habit, spreading through the use of underground rhizomes, it has a maximum spread of around 50cm. Grows well in full or partial sunshine, in moist, well-draining soil. This plant is considered fairly easy to grow, withstanding mild heat stress through good drought tolerance, it can grow in most climates but needs regular watering in the summer for the foliage to look its best. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Common problems with Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate'
How to propagate Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate'
Division in autumn or spring.
Cultivators raised from seed will not come true to type, species may come true if grown in isolation from other daylilies.
Special features of Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate'
Other uses of Day Lily 'Crimson Pirate'
Grown for their flowers.