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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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.
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.