Monterrey Jack Daylily
Perfect for Rough Climates!
'Monterrey Jack' is a dormant tetraploid, boasting twice chromosomes of traditional daylily, so naturally it's more vigorous, sets more buds, and offers larger and more richly colored blooms. These flowers begin the season well over 6 inches wide, returning at summer's end reaching about 5½ inches wide. Beautifully ruffled, with a red eyezone and matching "lipstick" along the petal edges, they are simply showstopping.
Descended from 'Siloam Gum Drop' x 'Wings of Chance' and introduced by Trimmer in 1996, this early bloomer is ready to repeat and repeat! Expect the plants to reach about 2 feet high, with vigorous, robust growth.
If you're new to Daylilies, welcome to the easiest perennial in the garden! They love sun but tolerate a bit of shade, and they need well-draining soil. Other than that, all bets are off -- these powerhouses thrive despite heat, humidity, drought, cold, poor soil, and just about anything else. Pamper them the first season to get their root system established: plenty of water, rich soil, all the nice little touches -- and then let them go. The only thing you'll have to do is divide them every once in a while as they spread. (After a few years, they'll begin to lose bloom strength if they aren't divided.) Dividing them is as easy as a whack of the shovel, so that's no problem. Try Daylilies among your Daffodils -- they hide the dying foliage of the Daffodils and follow them in bloom, keeping the garden colorful for two seasons instead of just one. They are also nice friends to Bearded Iris, among many, many others. Zones 3-9.
|Zone||3 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Mid Summer|
|PlantWidth||18 in - 24 in|
|BloomSize||5.5 in - 6.5 in|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer|
|BloomColor||Light Yellow, Red|
|MoistureRequirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|