One of the best reblooming Daylilies. Adored for its bright red blooms with yellow centers.
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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.
Pardon Me Daylily is a vigorous cultivar that features 3-inch diameter bright red flowers with yellow-green throats. Flowers appear on stems that typically rise to 24 inches tall above a clump of arching, linear, blade-like leaves. Flowers are fragrant. Individual flowers open for one day. Blooms in late mid-season with a possible repeat bloom in autumn. The foliage is clump-forming, with long, narrow green leaves. The foliage provides great color and texture even after the lily is done blooming. The mildly fragrant blooms attract butterflies. This hardy perennial is a great choice for borders, edging, mass plantings, or containers.
15 to 20 inches
18 to 24 inches
Upright, clump forming
Cranberry Red with Yellow Throat
Late June into August
Prefers dry, average to sandy soil
Water well until established
Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds
How to Care for Pardon Me Daylily
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
Frequently Asked questions
How do I water Daylily Pardon Me?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Daylily Pardon Me a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I fertilize Daylily Pardon Me?
Feeding your plants is probably the single most forgotten part of growing healthy long lasting plants. We recommend feeding your Daylily Pardon Me in the very early spring and again in mid summer after all new growth has hardened off and it begins to set flower buds. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is the best product to use at the time of planting. Our ideal fertilizer schedule for you to use is as follows. Apply an early spring fertilizer with a product such as Espoma Flower-tone at the recommended rate this will give the plant a boost of nitrogen potash that will be needed for healthy foliage and stem growth. Follow this up with another early summer application of Espoma Flower-Tone, this will again provide the necessary nutrients to promote a flush of beautiful flowers. Espoma products are easy to use, just sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in. Be careful with products such as miracle-grow as these products can burn newly planted plants when not used at the recommended rates. Slow-release fertilizer can help prevent rapid soft growth that is vulnerable to diseases and insects.
How do I mulch Daylily Pardon Me?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Daylily Pardon Me with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or base of the plant.
How do I prune Daylily Pardon Me?
Remove the old flowers of Daylily Pardon Me as they become brown and unattractive. This procedure, called deadheading, encourages the Daylily Pardon Me plant to produce new flowers, keeping your plant looking attractive throughout the season. Deadheading also prevents Daylily Pardon Me from spreading through your yard, as it can be an effective self-seeder when the dead flowers are allowed to dry completely and go to seed this would cause problems for your garden as the seedling would not be Daylily Pardon Me. Remove the brown stems and leaves to give your plant a healthier and more attractive appearance. Cut back Daylily Pardon Me to within 6 inches of the ground after it has finished flowering. In colder climates, cut it back as one of the last chores in your garden before the snow flies. In warmer climates, cut it back in the spring before it begins to bud. Cutting back will promote new growth, giving you a healthier plant with stronger stems. Daylily Pardon Me reliably blooms on the seasons new growth, so prune to the ground during late winter or very early spring before growth starts. Fall pruning, especially in colder climates, can result in a quick flush of new growth that prevents dormancy and makes winter freezes potentially deadly.