Hemerocallis hybrid ‘Russian Rhapsody’

Purple Daylily

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Perennials

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Asia, Japan, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Intermountain Conditions / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-24

A Bit More

A recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, Hemerocallis ‘Russian Rhapsody’ is a standout daylily for its vibrant purple color and large, 6-7” blooms. Planting in shade can make the flowers more purple, while planting in sun can turn them mauve. Best yet, the blooms are diurnal, so you can enjoy the flowers into the evening as the summer days turn long. A profuse repeat-bloomer, ‘Russian Rhapsody’ blooms into fall.

Hemerocallis are extremely low-maintenance and adaptable, seemingly unaware that poor soil, sporadic water, severe cold, seacoast or desert conditions might otherwise imperil more fragile plants. Perhaps this accounts for their popularity; they are among the most requested plants Boething Treeland Farms grows. These are low shrubs, at home in manicured and natural gardens alike. Their long sword-shaped bright green leaves grow in a tidy clump and look fabulous on slopes, in borders, with stones or mulch under a tall canopy of trees, near pools and in containers. Tuberous root systems benefit from occasional dividing best done in early spring or fall. While they tolerate abuse, those who wish to optimize performance will make sure that they are mulched (particularly in cold winter climates), planted in well-drained soil, and watered regularly. Partial shade is a good idea in the hottest areas. Native to Eurasia, Sunset Western Garden Book suggests they do well in zones 1-24. Hemerocallis have been hybridized for years resulting in the development of a wild array of colored flowers, wavy petals, and scent in addition to foliage color. On a cultural note, Hemerocallis derives its name from the Greek words for day: “hemera” and beautiful: “kalos”.

A Bit More

A recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, Hemerocallis ‘Russian Rhapsody’ is a standout daylily for its vibrant purple color and large, 6-7” blooms. Planting in shade can make the flowers more purple, while planting in sun can turn them mauve. Best yet, the blooms are diurnal, so you can enjoy the flowers into the evening as the summer days turn long. A profuse repeat-bloomer, ‘Russian Rhapsody’ blooms into fall.

Hemerocallis are extremely low-maintenance and adaptable, seemingly unaware that poor soil, sporadic water, severe cold, seacoast or desert conditions might otherwise imperil more fragile plants. Perhaps this accounts for their popularity; they are among the most requested plants Boething Treeland Farms grows. These are low shrubs, at home in manicured and natural gardens alike. Their long sword-shaped bright green leaves grow in a tidy clump and look fabulous on slopes, in borders, with stones or mulch under a tall canopy of trees, near pools and in containers. Tuberous root systems benefit from occasional dividing best done in early spring or fall. While they tolerate abuse, those who wish to optimize performance will make sure that they are mulched (particularly in cold winter climates), planted in well-drained soil, and watered regularly. Partial shade is a good idea in the hottest areas. Native to Eurasia, Sunset Western Garden Book suggests they do well in zones 1-24. Hemerocallis have been hybridized for years resulting in the development of a wild array of colored flowers, wavy petals, and scent in addition to foliage color. On a cultural note, Hemerocallis derives its name from the Greek words for day: “hemera” and beautiful: “kalos”.