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Hemerocallis ‘Albany’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2010

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Rescued from the late Jane Sterndale-Bennett’s garden, White Windows. Bred from seed sent from her mother in Albany, Australia.

Verification
Jane Sterndale-Bennett (1942-2005), former HPS Chairman.

Brief description of plant
Herbaceous clump-forming perennial.

Height x Spread
50cm x 50cm

Flowers
Large (10cm) rusty-red flowers with yellow throat and midrib stripe. Fragrant.

Foliage
Mid-green strap-like leaves.

Flowering Time
July - Aug

Soil type
Any soil.

Aspect
Full sun

Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails. Hemerocallis Gall Midge may affect developing flower buds. Infected buds should be removed and burnt.

Cultivation
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, but may need watering in a dry spring to ensure good flowering.

Propagation
Division of established clumps in spring.


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