High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Autumn Red Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Autumn Red'
Autumn Red Daylily flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 32 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
Day lilies are commonly grown garden plants; these hardy perennials require practically no maintenance and have large and attractive blooms similar to lily flowers; all parts of the plant are edible although the flowers are the most frequently used.
Autumn Red Daylily features bold crimson trumpet-shaped flowers with gold throats and a orange reverse at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Autumn Red Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
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.
Autumn Red Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Autumn Red Daylily will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 32 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. 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.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.