Marque Moon Daylily

Giant Diamond-dusted Blooms!
Bareroot
Item # 36015
$12.95
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Peach accents among the cream on cloudy days!

'Marque Moon' is an endlessly fascinating daylily. Depending on the weather, it will appear either more creamy or more peachy-pink, with a pearlescent sort of sheen at all times known as "diamond dusting." The flowers are huge, the plant vigorous, and the care so easy. Every sunny garden deserves this carefree perennial!

The blooms measure 5 to 5½ inches wide, quite large for any daylily and simply spectacular when the plant is in full flower, especially if part of a large planting. And since each 'Marque Moon' can be expected to set 40 buds per scape, the show continues over a very long midsummer season.

These flowers are a creamy shade with a primrose-yellow throat and yellow ruffled (pie-crusted) edges. The pink and peach cast shows up best on overcast days, and the diamond dusting glints in the sun. Fabulous!

Expect 'Marque Moon' to reach about 24 inches high, thriving in any well-drained soil receiving full sun or very light, partial shade. Like all daylilies, it is virtually indestructible, thriving despite drought, heat, humidity, cold, and poor soil fertility. Once established, this is a carefree perennial you will treasure. Most pests and diseases do not faze it, and it's a happy companion in the border or meadow garden to daffodils as well as other flowering perennials. Zones 3-9.

Genus Hemerocallis
Variety 'Marque Moon'
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 24 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Cream, Light Yellow, Multi-Color
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
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, Ground Cover, 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.

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