Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’



Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’ is an enchanting perennial daylily that adds a touch of natural splendour to gardens. This cultivar, belonging to the celebrated Hemerocallis genus, boasts magnificent trumpet-shaped flowers in deep, velvety shades of crimson-red. With each bloom measuring around 10 to 13 centimetres in diameter and featuring a charming yellow throat, it’s a true garden gem.

Apart from its captivating floral display, ‘Autumn Red’ daylily showcases robust, grass-like foliage that provides a lush, green backdrop. Known for its hardiness and adaptability to various soil types and climates, it’s a reliable addition to gardens. Typically blooming in mid to late summer, Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’ injects vibrant colour and elegance into landscapes, making it a beloved choice among gardening enthusiasts.


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Origin: Eastern Asia
Genus: Hemerocallis
Species / Cultivar: 'Autumn Red'
Common Name: Daylily

Plant Biography

Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’ is a cultivar derived from the Hemerocallis genus, a group of perennial flowering plants with a rich history dating back to ancient China. The genus name, Hemerocallis, combines two Greek words, “hemera” (day) and “kallos” (beauty), reflecting the ephemeral beauty of its individual blossoms that last only a day. These daylilies have been cherished for centuries for their ornamental and culinary uses. While ‘Autumn Red’ itself is a modern cultivar, its botanical heritage links it to the longstanding appreciation of daylilies in horticultural traditions worldwide. It continues to enchant gardeners and admirers with its striking beauty and enduring appeal.

Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Fast
Expect to see prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Low
Will grow in a drier position and is unlikely to need regular watering once established.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Full Shade
Tolerates the complete range of light levels, a very accommodating plant!
Eventual Height: 0.5-1m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy
Survives unprotected in an average winter. May need protection in extreme long frosts.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Caring for Hemerocallis ‘Autumn Red’ is relatively simple. This daylily thrives in well-drained soil with at least six hours of sunlight daily. Regular watering is essential, especially during the growing season, but be cautious not to overwater, as daylilies prefer slightly drier conditions over soggy soil. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage more blooms. Fertilise in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser. While daylilies are generally hardy, keep an eye out for pests like aphids and spider mites. Overall, ‘Autumn Red’ is a low-maintenance garden addition, rewarding gardeners with its striking, crimson-red blossoms and vibrant foliage.

Expert Tip

Although Hemercallis will grow in shade, they flower best in full sun. Aim for a minimum of six hours of sunshine daily for the optimum floral display.


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