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Hemerocallis 'Autumn King'
Plant Type:DAYLILY (HEMEROCALLIS)
Hemerocallis ‘Autumn King’ - ‘Autumn King’ is pure cadmium yellow on very tall scapes. Though it is not a new cultivar as it was first introduced by Arlow Stout from the NYBG in 1956 ‘Autumn King’ is still not very well known. Great bud count and a long bloom period. We have ours planted behind an annually pruned Callicarpa dichotoma; with its numerous rings of purple berries in fall on a shrub standing approximately 3’ tall and wide that hides the daylily foliage, the bright sunny yellow lilies tower above it making a beautiful pairing.
3”/ L to VL/ H72”/ / / D / dor
Zone:3 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis 'Autumn King'
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Summer / Autumn
- Honey Bees & Native Bees
- Mostly Sunny
- Full Sun
Growth Rate in the Garden
- Bare Root
Genus Overview: Hemerocallis
Common Name: Daylily
The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.
Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:
Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)
Bloom Season: Very Early = VE
Early = E
Early Middle = EM
Middle = M,
Middle Late = ML
Late = L
Very Late = VL
Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)
Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”
Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”
Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”
Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”
Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”
Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”
Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”
All Daylilies are sold bare root