The best part about a storm is the rainbow that comes afterward. This must have been the inspiration behind the naming of Rainbow Rhythm® Storm Shelter Daylily (Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Storm Shelter').
Where do you even begin with this perennial? The dependable foliage, its premium performance, the excellent flower colors? Oh, definitely the flowers!
Storm Shelter has not one, not two, but three colors per petal! In fact, some could argue more than that! Each flower starts out a bright yellow near the throat before turning a quick mauve and fading to enormous deep eggplant purple edges.
As if that weren't enough flower power, each petal ends in a lighter purple rimmed with that dark purple making yet another appearance! You and everyone else will be entranced and drawn in by these blooms for a closer look!
These daylilies sit on top of gorgeous green foliage that perfectly complements the extraordinary show they hold up.
You'll never have to worry about your blooms looking tired either? Storm Shelter's blossoms will clear the plant each day. Don't worry though, there will be a plethora of others to take its place!
The show starts mid-summer and continues on and on. While your average daylily will have a crop of flowers and be done, Storm Shelter goes above and beyond with a second blooming in the fall.
Your neighbors are sure to notice, but they won't be the only ones. Butterflies and other beneficial pollinators will stop by to snack on the nectar. They'll simply add to the colors of the rainbow your garden boasts!
Storm Shelter is considered a premium daylily. This prestigious title is given to daylilies that meet and exceed the highest standards. Not only is this perennial salt-tolerant, but it also has excellent winter hardiness and a vigorous growth habit. Not to mention the mauve-colored blossoms.
There's no way around it, you need this beautiful and distinctive daylily in your garden. Order a Rainbow Rhythm Storm Shelter Daylily from Nature Hills Nursery today!
This Proven Winner classic can be used in all sorts of ways in your garden. Add in the fact that it's such a durable perennial and the options only grow!
Use Storm Shelter as an accent in your already established perennial garden. Or, use the stunning multicolor blossoms as the focal point of a brand new garden and build around it!
It's medium height growing habit ensures it can easily be placed in the center of any garden without overtaking the back row plants.
A very common use for daylilies, especially those designated as premium, is as a driveway liner. Storm Shelter has a high tolerance for salt, so those winter deicings won't bother it in the slightest!
Do you have a pollinator garden in need of a little pop? Attract our little winged friends while also adding massive interest.
Cottage gardens are another area this perennial excels. It's quirky eggplant purple petal edges make the perfect addition to gardens low on space with high flower power ambitions!
There's no reason to limit this daylily to gardens! Use a row as the border! It's often left alone by deer and wildlife and it could act as a deterrent for them to explore further.
Don't stress too much about where exactly to place this plant for the best effect. Storm Shelter will stand out wherever it's planted!
Helpful grower tips are few and far between for this low maintenance perennial. It asks for almost nothing in exchange for countless blooms throughout the seasons!
Simply plant it in full sun so it can sunbathe all day long and it'll be happy as a clam! Of course, partial sun works just fine too! Well drained soil is also a big plus.
One of the reasons Storm Shelter is considered a premium daylily is because of its ability to, more or less, deadhead itself. No need to pick the spent flowers each day, it'll take care of that for you! Once those first round of flowering stems finish blooming, cut the flower stems down into the base of the leaves and your plants will send up new flower stalks sooner.
Pruning is another thing you needn't worry about. If you'd like to give your daylily a quick cut, simply grab a sharp pair of sheers in the late autumn, after all blooming is done, and snip away.
Mulching around your plants is always a good idea. A layer starting about an inch from the base of your plant will help keep the roots cool and conserve water in the hot, dry, summer months. Plus, it'll keep your garden looking clean and pristine!
Don't wait for another growing season to come and go. Order a Rainbow Rhythm Storm Shelter Daylily to complete your gardening projects today!
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Storm Shelter'|
|Mature Height||24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Late Autumn|