Purple de Oro Daylily

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Charming, compact, and reblooming, This compact reblooming Daylily is a flower factory! While each gorgeous flower only lasts a day, there are hundreds produced over its long season of bloom time. The lavender-purple flowers of Purple de Oro Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple De Oro') attract butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as second glances from the neighbors.

Love the carefree yellow Stella de Oro Daylily that looks so good all growing season long? Well, this is a fabulous purple version of that famous plant. Purple de Oro Daylily takes the charm of its sister and adds a deep, delicious color to the petals. The trumpet-shaped blossoms are irresistible to Hummingbirds!

The luxurious blooms are reddish-purple in color and feature a slightly ruffled edge to the main petals. They will be amazingly ornamental from late spring through fall. Just think of these as a plant version of the Energizer Bunny. Purple de Oro Daylily is famous for its continuous blooms from May to October, giving you plenty of cut flowers for bouquets.

The plants stay compact and low. Even out of bloom, the strappy mounds of green foliage add an elegant look to your design. The beautiful bladed leaves arch outward surrounding the stems rising out of the center of the plants. This herbaceous perennial plant is classified as a miniature, with the flowers rising above the compact mound of strappy green foliage. Cold and heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 2 to 9, Daylily are pest and disease-issue free!

Planting and Application:

The deeply colored flowers are restful, sophisticated, and you'll never grow tired of them! Your local pollinators and hummingbirds will agree! And you'll appreciate their carefree nature! Mix with other Daylilies for an impactful, easy-care look, as a wonderful Xeric landscape plant and is on many fire-scaping lists.

Repeating the use of Purple de Oro Daylily will tie together your entire landscape. They also look marvelous as low edging for walkways and around the mailbox. Don't forget to include a few in your containers on the patio or porch. Add de Oro as a Filler in large containers of mixed flowering plants for the patio or pool deck. Or, feature them by themselves in a series of smaller individual containers for continual summer color. Style them your way to personalize your landscape!

Pair with Stella de Oro to create dynamic color patterns in the landscape. Bright yellow Stella de Oro will coordinate beautifully with the yellow-throated Purple de Oro. Both of these low growers look great when repeated in a mixed perennial garden, as edging, and as facer plants! We recommend using at least 3 of each variety to create a big visual impact. Choose to run these graceful, easy-care plants along the edge of all your garden beds for a coordinated effect!

These rugged plants can handle themselves in Rock Gardens, in cottage borders, and make beautiful partners at the base of Ornamental Grasses. Add to commercial landscape projects to soften the forefront of the planting and add delicious color interest.

There is nothing like a mass planting of Daylilies in bloom! Use a long ribbon of individual plants or use rows after rows of them as a bedding plant to completely fill the interior of a garden bed. This is truly a flowering plant that works in every garden. Use it in the front of your garden border, along walkways, and in street-side hell strips. To create a continuous display, plant 2 feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next. For mass plantings, use a staggered, zig-zagging planting pattern. Mulch between plants and keep them weeded until they grow together. It won't take long!

Did you know that the flowers of the Daylily are edible? All parts of the Daylily can be eaten. Add to your Kitchen Garden to jazz it up a little. Harvest the flower shoots when they first appear in the spring when they are tender. Chop them up and add to stir fry or pasta dishes. The flowers are also a popular, colorful addition to green salads. Amaze your guests!

  • Reblooming Daylily Variety With Unique Summer Color
  • Exotic Lavender Blooms With Yellow Throat
  • Compact Plant With Arching Slender Green Foliage
  • Edible Blooms Are Pretty in Salads
  • Fabulous in Container Gardens, Edging, En Masse & Garden Beds or Borders
  • Easy-Care - Perfect for Beginners!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The de Oro series can survive harsh conditions that many other plants cannot. These herbaceous perennials require little maintenance throughout the year to keep performing their best. The plant prefers full sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight for the best performance. It might appreciate partial shade in the afternoon in the hottest summers. Please ensure your Daylilies are planted in well-draining soil and that your planters have good drainage too. They are adaptable and durable once established in your soil. After the first few seasons, they'll be able to handle limited exposure to drought, and even survive periodically wet soil conditions, if the drainage is good. Add a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the soil surface for best results!

Spent blooms can be deadheaded during the summer to keep the plants reblooming. Once all the buds are done, trim the entire stem out. Daylilies are susceptible to rust and some other foliage diseases so for that reason it is very 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. In colder hardiness zones 4-8, the foliage may die back to the roots for winter and regrow from the crown in the spring, but in warmer climates, Daylilies can sometimes remain evergreen. Every 3-5 years, it is recommended you divide the clumps to keep them growing vigorously.

  • Very Easy Care In Full Sun
  • Grows in Harsh Conditions, Full Sun & Tolerates Humidity
  • Highly Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture - Low Once Established
  • Prune Late Fall, Deadhead Regularly & Divide Every 3-5 Years
  • Recommended for Firescaping, Disease & Pest-Free, Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Foliage Remains Evergreen in Warmer Zones

Miniature Purple de Oro is one of the easiest perennials to grow and is a marvelous choice for any garden. For a low-maintenance, colorful garden, you can't go wrong with a Purple de Oro. Order your healthy Daylilies from Nature Hills today! How nice to receive your plants straight from the field directly to your door!

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 Purple de Oro has multiple buds per scape for a long-lasting display, and Purple de Oro Daylilies rebloom with regular deadheading.

Do Daylilies come back every year?

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

Is Purple de Oro Daylily Fragrant?

Purple de Oro Daylily is not known for its fragrance.

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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.

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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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Purple de Oro Daylily Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-9
Growing Zones 2-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hemerocallis 'Purple De Oro'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Plum-Purple & Yellow Throat
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring