Custard Candy Daylily

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Get triple the color on Custard Candy Daylily (Hemerocallis x 'Custard Candy')! Creamy-yellow trumpets of broad overlapping petals, transition to bold maroon-red eyes before changing again to yellowish-green throats! Talk about a pollinator landing zone!

All this and fragrance too! The many scapes are filled with buds, each taking its turn opening for a day to give you a long display during the summer! Showing off against a superb backdrop of deep-green strappy foliage! Grassy foliage grows in defiance of the sun, wind, and rain. Custard Candy fills your gardens vividly all growing season!

Custard Candy is a sweet treat for the eyes and your local hummingbirds as well! Plus, it has a trick up its sleeve and reblooms again in the fall! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, these Tetraploid Daylilies are stout, hardy, and have the best color and longevity!

Planting and Application:

Traditional sunny border plants, Daylilies add uniform beauty and texture as rows, garden borders, and by defining edges and graceful lining walkways and paths! They look lovely spilling over Rock Gardens and the edges of stone steps, and are the finishing touch cascading over the tops of retaining walls!

Pollinator and Perennial gardens are lovely sites, as are Cut Flower gardens! What's best is how easy this perennial is to care for and assimilate into your landscape big or small! From small containers and window boxes to hillsides and slopes as erosion control and mass plantings - Daylilies are perfect for both commercial and residential sites.

Create focal points around seating areas, birdbaths, outdoor sculptures and urns. Or encircle trees, pergolas and gazebos with lush greenery skirting their base. Use as facer plants to hide the leggy bases of larger shrubs, along the fronts of your foundation plantings, and to perk up a weary evergreen hedge!

Many people employ Daylilies by their driveways and roads, because of how tolerant they are to salt spray in the winter, and how wonderfully Xeric they are! Plus Daylilies are on many fire-wise landscaping lists.

These space-saving lovelies are even perfect thrillers in planters and containers around your porch or patio in the sun! Fill planting tubs, and container gardens too! Don't stress too much about where exactly to place this plant for the best effect!

  • Tri-Color Blooms - Cream, Maroon & Yellow!
  • Handsome Green Strappy Foliage
  • Clumping Upright Growth
  • Fall Reblooming & Fragrant
  • Pollinators Galore!
  • Containers, Edging, Specimens, Accents & En Masse Color!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Loving full sun and partial shade, Custard Candy shines either way! Not particular on soil type, any well-drained medium works for these perennials. Provide regular moisture until they are established, and once they are, Daylilies are drought tolerant. Though they appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to keep their roots insulated and hold moisture in more regularly.

Deadhead as soon as the summer flowers finish removing the flowering stems to the crown and you will be rewarded with new flowers in fall. Daylilies can sometimes be susceptible to rust and other foliage diseases, so it is important to cut all of the foliage to the ground in late fall after the plants have been exposed to a couple of frosts. Removing the foliage before winter prevents the overwintering of disease on the old leaves so it is best to always clean them up and dispose of the old foliage each year.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Low Once Established
  • Deadhead Regularly, Prune Late Fall & Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Cold Hardy & Long Bloom Time

Extremely cold and drought tolerant, Daylilies are tough, hardy, and adaptable! Mother Nature can throw everything at Daylilies without phasing them! Order your own amazing Custard Candy Daylily for a triple treat this year by calling Nature Hills Nursery!

Daylily Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take care of Daylilies?

Daylilies need full sun for the most flowers and well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Deadhead regularly, prune back in the fall, and divide every 3-5 years for best results.

Do Daylilies only bloom for one day?

Daylilies only bloom for a single day, but Custard Candy Reblooming Daylilies have multiple buds per stem, and multiple stems per plant, giving you a long summer of vibrant flowers that rebloom nearly until frost!

Do Daylilies come back every year?

Daylilies are hardy herbaceous perennial plants that regularly come back year after year bigger and better.

Is the Custard Candy Daylily Fragrant?

The Custard Candy Daylily is sweetly scented, on top of other appealing benefits

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Custard Candy Daylily Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 20 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Cream
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes