Daylily 'Kwanso' {25 Bare Root plants}

The blazing crem de la crem of daylilies, Kwanso's blossom is so full of softly curling tangerine petals that everyone has to stop to examine her beauty. Riveting rusty-red highlights bleed into Kwanso's 5 to 6 1/2 inch citrusy blooms and overlapping petals.

Often referred to as a diploid, Kwanso actually produces triple the usual number of petals and as such, is the only known triploid daylily with its stamen modified into additional petals. Technical phrases aside, what this means for you is that your garden gets a decadent blooming, heirloom daylily with layer upon layer of luxurious and intricate petals.

Kwanso is known for being a repeat bloomer in the mid to late season. Spreading aggressively, Kwanso is reliable and hardy and her big clumps hold banks, line driveways, and define the edges of lawns with virtually no care at all.

If you want profuse, sumptuous blooms, this creamsicle-colored daylily will not disappoint.

Things to Note
This variety is dormant and remains without foliage for some period of time that is variable by growing region.

Gardener Tips
We think this daylily stands beautifully alone when planted in mass. Consider filling an entire bank or large garden with these daylilies and border the front with cool-magenta Ice Plant for a simply stunning display of perpetual color.

Please read about bare root plants (especially the paragraph about bare root grasses) so you know what to expect.
General information about Hemerocallis (Daylily):
If you love lilies, you will adore our selection of daylilies! Offering a look-alike blossom in such a range of colors and bloom times that you can actually achieve a full season of color from a single species of flower, our daylilies are among the hardiest and most prized. Essentially, we’ve done the work for you, isolating the best options from pale yellow to dark golden hues and from mauves to pinks.

Basal, blade-like foliage arches gracefully from the daylily creating a complete groundcover useful for erosion control on slopes, as specimen plants or background plantings. Of course our selections are also reliable favorites tolerating a wide variety of soil conditions. Varieties are listed below by color and include individual plant information such as bloom color, bloom characteristics, height, bloom time and winter habit in zone.

A garden of daylilies looks like a summer tea party with orange and yellow china cups suspended amidst a tablecloth of green foliage. Why are they so beloved? Simply put, few garden perennials are easier to grow than daylilies. They are tolerant of poor soil, salt, high heat, and drought, but do bloom better with regular watering. They’re also pest resistant. Daylilies form a dense groundcover, choking out weeds in the process. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and some are fragrant.

Otherwise undemanding, daylilies will do best with at least six hours of sunlight and reasonably fertile soil. They perform well in a wide range of well-drained soils; however, they will steal the show if you give them a deep, fertile loam. Impervious to just about anything nature throws at them, you will still observe climatic conditions, seasonal weather variations, and general plant health all play a factor in a plant's ability to re-bloom. They are used for borders and edging, cut flowers, massing over large areas, in clumps as color accents, as backgrounds, and in containers.

Mixing early and late season bloomers in the same bed creates wave upon wave of color month after month. Most people are familiar with the versatility and vivid fusion of color daylilies bring to gardens, but what you will find among our selections are the cream of the crop offering color and bloom-time variety in addition to reputations for excellent performance. You just can’t go wrong!

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Things to Note
Our daylilies are field grown single-fan divisions and have been in the ground at least two growing seasons, resulting in a large, hardy plant you will love. After you have placed your order, the daylilies are freshly dug, any long tops are cut back, and the plants are packed in peat moss. This ensures that the daylilies will quickly establish themselves in your garden while experiencing little transplant shock.

Keep in mind, most daylily plants shipped during summer will probably not bloom the same year. Daylilies delivered in early spring will have just begun to break dormancy, thus will tend to have smaller, tenderer top growth, and most will develop flower buds the first year.

Some people ask about daylily rust. We assure you we have never had daylily rust at our nursery.

Some of our daylilies are described as "semi-evergreen", meaning that they retain at least some of their green foliage well into winter (shedding leaves in cold climates but not where winters are mild).

Interesting Facts
Daylilies are edible. The young green leaves are edible raw or cooked. Older leaves become fibrous. Tubers are also edible raw or cooked with a savory, nutty flavor. Young tubers are best, though the central portion of older tubers is also good. Steam or boil the tubers as a potato substitute, or toss them raw onto a salad instead of croutons. The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked. The petals are thick and crunchy, making very pleasant eating raw, with a nice sweetness at the base because of the nectar. They taste somewhat like fresh peas. They can be fried for storage and used as a thickener in soups and stews, or used as a relish. Leaves and young shoots can be cooked and used as a substitute for asparagus or celery. Take small shoots, strip away the larger leaves, sauté in a little garlic and oil, add raw to salads, or simply steam and drench in butter for a nice, crunchy treat.
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05/13/2014 By Sarah Olver
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Kwanso' {25 Bare Root plants}
These plants arrived right on schedule and were absolutely healthy and hardy. I knew what to expect based on the description of bare root plants on the website, so I wasn't surprised at the clipped foliage. What I was surprised at was the generous (a little... Read full review >
beautiful color
05/05/2014 By Leonard Kleinmark
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Kwanso' {25 Bare Root plants}
Intermixed with three other day lilies for added color.
Plants arrived healthy and on time.
Beautiful fans
04/23/2014 By Doug McKinney
Product reviewed: Daylily 'Kwanso' {25 Bare Root plants}
While 5 or 6 fans were the usual size I expect from mail order, the other 20 or so were enormous, fat and very healthy. I think this particular planting will be beautiful this year, which is uncommon for first year daylilies in my experience.
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Daylilies will do best placed in a wide planting hole, preferably amended with bone meal, rotted manure and some balanced fertilizer. Spread out the roots and plant the crowns about 2 inches below the soil surface. Water well after planting, and do not let them dry out until established.

Applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring as plants emerge will promote the amount and duration of blooming. It is recommended that you remove old foliage in late winter for best spring results. Be aware that daylilies will not thrive in poorly draining soil and will rot under soggy conditions. Fertilizing your plants immediately after each bloom period will promote re-blooming. In Zones 3 and 4, mulch with 5-6 inches of well-draining mulch in winter. Remember to remove mulch away from the crowns in spring.
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Hemerocallis 'Kwanso'
(AKA H. fulva flore pleno, 'Kwanzo')
Pronunciation: hem-er-oh-KAL-iss

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