Aptly named, the unusually smooth, velvety texture of this daylily is very much like suede. The large 5" flowers are a unique shade of rich raspberry red like raspberry syrup and they are quite sunfast for such a dark color. They display a pie crust edge, diamond dusted petals, and small chartreuse throat. Two or three way branched scapes carry 20 or more buds apiece in midseason. This variety is a good grower in the landscape and forms a large clump of long, arching, rich green leaves. Dormant tetraploid. This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance, substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit. Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).
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