Daring Deception Daylily

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The Daring Deception Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception') has beautiful dark purple centers with dusty peachy-lavender-pink, slightly ruffled petals, and dark green, semi-evergreen foliage. This variety will bloom from early to mid-summer and is a constant rebloomer! Enticing bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to come sip nectar and you'll love the bold flower bouquets you can create with these incredible two-tone blooms! Sometimes, the ruffled petals edges are graced with matching purplish-red too!

The fragrant Daring Deception variety has won multiple awards, including an Honorable Mention at the American Hemerocallis Society in 2005! Daylilies are some of the easiest plants to grow and are a good choice for any gardener! Though only lasting for a day each, Daylilies produce multiple buds per stem and Daring Deception is a vigorous rebloomer too!

Daylilies are tough tetraploid perennial plants, thriving in chilly USDA growing zones 3 up to the hot summers of zone 9 Daylilies' fleshy roots store water making them fantastic in the Xeric garden and they are on many fire-wise defensible space landscape plans!

Planting and Application:

Use the Daring Deception Daylily for specimen plantings, mid-border accents, and in mixed perennial gardens! Tough enough for Rock Gardens and lovely enough for the Cottage Border. Daylilies are well-known edging and garden fillers, spilling over the edges of garden beds, pathways, the tops of retaining walls, and as facer plants to hide leggy stems of larger trees and shrubs.

Planted together in large numbers en masse, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful living mulch. Once established, the Daylily can be an excellent groundcover on slopes because it has roots that hold soil, preventing erosion. Turning a hard-to-mow hill into a favorite spectacle!

These two-foot tall and wide perennials are also fantastic focal points or specimen plantings in planters and containers on your sunny porch and patio! The grassy foliage spills over planter edges and the blooms shine in the sun, scenting the immediate area where they grow!

  • Light Crinkled Peachy-Lavender-Pink Flowers
  • Purplish-Red Rin & Edges With a Green Eye
  • Slightly Ruffled Petal Edges & Pleasant Fragrance
  • Award-Winning Variety & Easy to Grow!
  • Reblooming Variety
  • Clumps of Grassy Green Foliage
  • Edging, Specimens & Focal Points, Large Planters & En Masse
  • Firewise Landscaping & Xeric Landscaping Solutions

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Blooming the very best in full sun, and appreciating a touch of afternoon/partial shade in hotter climates, easy-to-grow Daylilies thrive in almost any soil that is well-drained and enriched, but once established can handle occasional drought to wet soil conditions. Provide regular moisture when young and during the worst of drought for the prettiest foliage. Top dress with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch chips.

Deadhead to encourage rebloom, then trim the entire scape to the crown of the plant once all the buds are spent to clean up the mound. In late autumn after frost, remove all foliage to the ground and dispose of it away from the site to prevent rusts and diseases from overwintering. Divide in the early spring, about every 3-5 years to maintain vigor and flowering size.

The Daring Deception Daylily can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot, including, pollution, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in the winter, and under Black Walnut trees, as it is not affected by juglone.

  • Tolerant of Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Adaptable in Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture - Low Once Established
  • Prune Late Fall, Deadhead Regularly & Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Seldom Bothered By Deer, Rabbits, Salt & Pests

This brilliant perennial plant gives your garden a vivid, stunning display and is a profuse bloomer and rebloomer! Get your Daring Deception Daylily from Nature Hills Nursery today!

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 do only bloom for a single day, but Daring Deception Daylilies have a high-bud count per scape and rebloom almost until frost!

Do Daylilies come back every year?

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

Is the Daring Deception Daylily Fragrant?

The Daring Deception Daylily has a pleasant fragrance.

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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Daylilies for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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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Daring Deception Daylily Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Peachy Lavender-Pink & Purple-Red Ring
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes