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Daring Deception Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception'

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Daring Deception Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Daring Deception Daylily flowers

Daring Deception Daylily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Daring Deception Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Daring Deception Daylily flowers

Daring Deception Daylily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

Eye-catching lavender-pink flowers with ruffled edges and deep purple centers stand out against arching green foliage; early flowering with a long blooming season; great addition to borders and containers; low maintenance and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Daring Deception Daylily features bold shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with lavender overtones, chartreuse throats and plum purple centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Daring Deception 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.

Daring Deception Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Daring Deception Daylily will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 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. 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.

Daring Deception Daylily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features