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Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate, also known as the Daylily Crimson Pirate, is an exotic looking lily that consistently brightens a garden throughout the summer months.
Daylily Crimson Pirate’s bright flowers that appear in June and last until September are the main attraction. Blooms are a star-shaped fiery crimson red flushed with gold around the stamens and neck. These flowers emerge from slender arching green leaves and sway gently in the breeze.
As with all daylilies Crimson Pirate produces flowers that only last for a day, but because it repeat flowers there are always blooms on show.
Crimson Pirate will grow to a height of 75cms and spread over 60cms to form an attractive clump. The stems are long and tapering, so they are easily incorporated into an existing planting scheme, taking up little room yet filling the border with splashes of colour.
How Hardy Is Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate
Daylily Crimson Pirate is a hardy perennial shrub that dies down over winter; this means its greenery is not affected by winter weather. Crimson Pirate will grow back year on year if the soil is free-draining. Bulbs will rot if they are left in wet soil.
How To Use Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate
Mixed borders benefit from the pop of colour produced by Daylily Crimson Pirate. Try placing bulbs around the front of your flower border for a shock of colour. Each bloom lasts only a day but they are followed by further blooms for the duration of summer. Daylily Crimson Pirate grows well in a container if it is watered in the dry summer months. Move the container around your garden to brighten up dull spots. They look particularly good in warm evening sunlight. Unlike other daylilies, Crimson Pirate does not require full sun and will happily grow in dappled shade. This means they can add stylish colour in bare areas such as beneath a tree or large shrub. Japanese style gardens benefit from Crimson Pirate’s exotic blooms and textural leaves, along with any garden needing a focal point.
How To Care For Hemerocallis Crimson Pirate
Daylily Crimson Pirate is very easy to grow and suitable for the most inexperienced beginner. They will thrive in any soil that is not consistently wet, rewarding the gardener with scarlet-red continuous flowering. They do not require stem support and naturally bed down for winter without assistance.