The name describes the flowers spot on! The strawberry candy flowers of Hemerocallis Strawberry Candy become darker at the throat of this gorgeous variety. Each flower lasts only one day – hence the name Day Lily – but the large exotic looking flowers of Hemerocallis Strawberry Candy just keep on coming throughout the summer months. They are such superb garden plants and are invaluable for the summer garden because of the colour they add. Plant amongst shrubs. in borders or containers for a superb showing of colour.
Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.
Plant outside: They prefer a light well-drained soil. In heavy soils, just add grit and sand to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil when cultivating. Plant them 5-10cms below the soil surface. Cover with soil and firm around bulbs to keep them in place. Avoid planting them in areas of heavy shade or in soils that dry out during the summer months. Leave to establish for a few years and protect from winter frosts by covering them in a couple of inches of mulch over winter.
Can be left to bulk up and naturalise for many years.
Plant with summer flowering lilies and or Dahlias for a mass of colour in the summer.
Height: 3-4 feet (90-120cm)
Flowering period: July-September
Soil Type: They prefer well drained fertile soil but will also tolerate poor soils and heavy clay soils.
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade
Planting distance: 10cms
Planting depth: 5-10cms.
Full growing instructions are also provided