Hemerocallis Blush’n Pink Eye
Hemerocallis ‘Blush’n Pink Eye is a particularly impressive daylily cultivar which stands out as a mesmerizing beauty. With its striking blooms and hardy nature, this perennial has earned its place as a choice for gardeners and landscapers alike. Each flower measures around 4-5 inches (10-12 cm) in diameter and showcases a harmonious blend of soft pink and creamy white petals. The distinctive “eye” in the center of the flower has a captivating dark pink or maroon hue, creating a stunning contrast against the lighter petals. The petals’ texture is velvety, adding a touch of elegance to the overall appearance The plant features a clump-forming habit and typically reaches a height of about 24-30 inches (60-75 cm).
Hemerocallis, commonly known as daylilies, are native to Asia and have been cultivated for centuries for their exquisite flowers. ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ is a specific cultivar of daylily that has been carefully bred to display its exceptional qualities. The plant features a clump-forming habit and typically reaches a height of about 24-30 inches (60-75 cm). Its striking green foliage forms a perfect backdrop for the magnificent flowers it bears.
The most enchanting aspect of Hemerocallis ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ lies in its blooms. Each flower measures around 4-5 inches (10-12 cm) in diameter and showcases a harmonious blend of soft pink and creamy white petals. The distinctive “eye” in the center of the flower is a captivating dark pink or maroon hue, creating a stunning contrast against the lighter petals. The petals’ texture is velvety, adding a touch of elegance to the overall appearance. The blooms are known for their short lifespan, typically lasting only one day, but the plant produces a profusion of buds that continuously open, ensuring a prolonged and breathtaking display during the flowering season.
Despite its alluring appearance, Hemerocallis ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ is relatively easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Select a planting site that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Daylilies thrive in full sun, which encourages vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Hemerocallis ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Amending the soil with organic matter can improve its fertility and drainage.
Adequate watering is crucial during the plant’s growing season, especially during hot and dry periods. Aim to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, as daylilies are susceptible to root rot. Applying a balanced fertilizer in early spring and again after the first wave of flowering can enhance the plant’s overall health and bloom production. A layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.
Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage the emergence of new buds. Trim back the foliage to the ground in late fall or early winter to promote healthy regrowth in the following spring. Daylilies tend to form dense clumps over time. To maintain the plant’s vigor and prevent overcrowding, divide the clumps every three to five years during the dormant season.
Hemerocallis ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ is undeniably a showstopper in the garden, enchanting all who lay eyes upon its stunning blooms. This daylily cultivar’s captivating blend of soft pink and white petals, adorned with a mesmerizing dark pink or maroon eye, makes it an irresistible addition to any garden or landscape. With its easy-going nature and minimal care requirements, ‘Blush’n Pink Eye’ continues to captivate the hearts of gardeners and adds an air of elegance to outdoor spaces. Embrace the beauty and allure of this exceptional daylily and be rewarded with a breathtaking display of floral artistry year after year.