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Daylily Bonanza


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With canary-yellow blooms and deep red throats, this bi-colored beauty is an all-time favorite for perennial gardens. Bonanza is easy to grow and hearty. (Hemerocallis)

Zones 3 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer

Plant Information

Bonanzas a great bright bi-color, strong growing, and sure to add color wherever you plant it.

About Daylilies, the most popular perennials: It all started with the original wild orange daylily. Many Americans think the tough old orange daylily they see in old gardens and along roadsides is a wildflower, but it really isnt. No daylily is native to North America; most hail from Asia.

Don't confuse them with the true lilies: Daylilies are not really lilies. In fact, they are quite different. As you know, true lilies grow on tall stems with flowers at the top. Daylily flower stems (called scapes) are generally much shorter, and grow from a fountain of grass-like foliage at ground level. Daylilies are members of the genus, Hemerocallis, not Lilium, which is the genus name of true lilies.

Daylily Roots, not bulbs As all good gardeners know, daylilies don't grow from bulbs like true lilies. Daylilies form a mass of thickened, fleshy roots. These unique root systems hold so much moisture and nutrients, the plants can survive out of the ground for weeks. This survival system, making them tough, and really easy to handle, is one of the reasons they're so popular today. They're also dependably hardy, so once you have them, you have them for years.

Types of Daylilies for today's gardens: The famous old orange daylily and the well-known old Lemon Lily are not the only wild daylilies, just the most famous. There are 20 daylily species, worldwide. Today from those 20 plants, more than 20,000 hybrids have been created, to satisfy gardeners who love daylilies, and just cant get enough. Hybridizing daylilies for various colors and styles is not new. Famous old reliable hybrids like Catherine Woodbury--the lovely lavender and yellow bicolor--have been around for decades.

The rebloomers for twice the bloom. Todays craze for reblooming daylilies all began with Stella dOro, the now-famous yellow dwarf daylily that blooms once during late spring (the regular Daylily blooming season), and then again in late August and into fall. Today, there are hundreds of rebloomers, from dwarfs to full-size beauties.

The latest and greatest: In any group of highly popular hybrids, there is always something newer and better. Some real break-through successes of new types for their times are daylilies like Victoria's Secret and Big Smile, with elaborately ruffled petals and clear contrasts of magnificent colors.

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1DL (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
1FDL3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Daylily
Botanical Name Hemerocallis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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