A Conservation Scheme Plant
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.
Jane Sterndale-Bennett (1942-2005), former HPS Chairman.
Brief description of plant
Herbaceous clump-forming perennial.
Height x Spread
50cm x 50cm
Large (10cm) rusty-red flowers with yellow throat and midrib stripe. Fragrant.
Mid-green strap-like leaves.
July - Aug
Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails. Hemerocallis Gall Midge may affect developing flower buds. Infected buds should be removed and burnt.
Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, but may need watering in a dry spring to ensure good flowering.
Division of established clumps in spring.