daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’
Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepard’ (daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’) gets its common name because each flower only lasts a day, opening in the morning and dying by nightfall. However, each flowering stem produces many flowers, so daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’ can be counted on to bloom for several weeks in early to mid-summer.
The flowering stems produce large, off-white flowers with yellow-green throats. Arching, grass-like dark green clumps of foliage last until frost when it dies down. This plant prefers direct sunlight and will flower more the more light it gets. Be sure to deadhead spent flowers daily to keep foliage attractive.
|Botanical Name||Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepherd’|
|Common Name||daylily ‘Gentle Shepherd’|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||summer|
|Height and Spread||2-2.5ft x 1.5-2ft (60-75cm x 45-60cm)|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate|