Hemerocallis 'Soft Summer Night'
  Common Name: Daylily
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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Aptly named, there's a certain cashmere-like softness to the look of this elegant large flowered daylily.  The baby pink blossoms display a soft rose pink eye and wide, beautifully ruffled petals.  The notably fragrant flowers are produced on 4-5 way candelabra branched scapes with 25-30 buds apiece when mature.  It blooms in midsummer and then reblooms later in the season.  'Soft Summer Night' is a strong, vigorous grower in the landscape and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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).

Breeder: Stamile

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  23 Inches
Spread:
  18-24 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Midsummer
  Rebloomer
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Cottage
  Eclectic

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Size(s) Offered:

  Bare Root: #1 Grade (25ct)
  Bare Root: #2 Grade (100ct)

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Easy to grow

Awards:

  American Hemerocallis Society Honorable Mention (AHS first stamp of approval) 2009

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids.

All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Leucanthemum superbum 'Crazy Daisy'
Common Name: Shasta Daisy
5,6,7,8,9
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Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
Common Name: Phlox-Tall Garden
4,5,6,7,8
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Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle
3,4,5,6,7
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History:

Daylilies were eaten as food in China and Japan.

While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.