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Monterrey Jack Daylily
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Monterrey Jack Daylily

Bareroot
Item # 32809
$14.95
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Perfect for Rough Climates!

An award-winner!
Over the multiple bloom seasons of this stunning Daylily, the flowers reach 5½ to 6½ inches wide, with dramatic red accents against a backdrop of crisp, clear yellow. For sheer impact and flower power over 2 seasons, you can't beat this award-winner!

'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.

Genus Hemerocallis
Variety 'Monterrey Jack'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Mid Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Yellow, Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.