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Ruby Spider Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider'

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Ruby Spider Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Ruby Spider Daylily flowers

Ruby Spider Daylily flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Rainbow Rhythm Ruby Spider

Group/Class:  Rainbow Rhythm Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

Gigantic dark ruby red blooms with stunning yellow centers and midribs, featuring long spoon shaped petals; tetraploid; excellent for borders, groups, or naturalizing; makes a huge visual impact on the landscape

Ornamental Features

Ruby Spider Daylily features bold ruby-red trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats and yellow stripes at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ruby Spider Daylily is an herbaceous perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

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.

Ruby Spider Daylily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Ruby Spider Daylily will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, 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 7 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.

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

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