The dusky purple petals of 'Bela Lugosi' arise from lime-green throats whose color bleeds eerily into a greenish gold center. It seems to suit this Daylily's namesake, the Hungarian actor best known for his role as Count Dracula. Thanks to a vigorous habit, good bud count on well-branched stalks, and a dark flower color that lasts well in sun, this tetraploid, mid-season bloomer has garnered awards from the American Hemerocallis Society. The slightly ruffled flowers measure about 6in across. Semi-evergreen foliage.
Daylilies are the plants every gardener dreams of. They offer glorious flowers in every shade except blue, a long season of bloom (though individual flowers last but a day), and a robust disposition that makes them easy to transplant, easy to maintain, quick to multiply, and resistant to pests. Planted together in large numbers, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful ground cover. Among the miracles of modern breeding are tetraploid Daylilies, which have larger flowers with heavier texture and produce more blooms per stem over a longer period.
We ship plants that usually bloom the first year. They will outperform lesser grades offered elsewhere. Except as noted, all are "dormant" varieties, which means their leaves are deciduous.