Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Peach’

The Chicago Peach Daylily showcases soft pink and peach-colored trumpet flowers with lemon-yellow throats, rising above low-growing mounds of arching green foliage. Blooming from early to mid-season, this low-maintenance plant is perfect for borders, beds, and containers, and becomes drought-tolerant once established.

Ornamental Features: Chicago Peach Daylily presents striking pink trumpet-shaped flowers with peach hues and lemon-yellow throats at the stem ends from early to mid-summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting, and its grassy leaves stay green throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes: Chicago Peach Daylily is an herbaceous perennial featuring tall flower stalks above a low mound of foliage. Its fine texture distinguishes it from other garden plants with coarser foliage. This plant requires minimal maintenance and is best cleaned up in early spring before active growth resumes. It attracts butterflies and has no significant negative characteristics.

Recommended Landscape Applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Chicago Peach Daylily reaches about 24 inches in height at maturity, extending to 32 inches with the flowers, and spreads approximately 24 inches. For mass planting or bedding, space individual plants about 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate and can live for around 10 years under ideal conditions. As an herbaceous perennial, it dies back to the crown each winter and regrows from the base each spring. Avoid disturbing the crown in late winter when it may be less visible.

This daylily thrives in full sun to partial shade and adapts well to both dry and moist locations under typical garden conditions. It is not particular about soil type or pH and is highly tolerant of urban pollution, making it suitable for inner city environments. This variety is an interspecific hybrid and can be propagated by division, though certain propagation restrictions may apply.


Heuchera ‘Caramel’

This Coral Bells selection has scalloped leaves that emerge gold in spring, deepening to amber and peach. Sprays of light-pink flowers appear in midsummer, after other selections are finished. Very sturdy habit, an excellent choice for hot, humid summer regions. Trim off any tired old leaves in spring. Protect from hot afternoon sun. A 2006 introduction from French breeder Thierry Delabroye discovered by his wife, Sandrine. The Heuchera villosa bloodlines in this hybrid contribute a velvety leaf surface, later flowering habit and exceptional sturdiness. USPP#16560: unlicensed propagation prohibited.


Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’

Heucheras are best grown in organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Parentage determines the best culture including optimum sun exposure. Unfortunately, the parentage of many hybrids in commerce today is unknown. Some hybrids will perform well in full sun, particularly in northern climates, but generally prefer some shade in the heat of the afternoon in southern locations. If grown in full sun, consistent moisture is very important. Scorch and general foliage decline may occur if soils are allowed to dry out. On the other hand, some hybrids perform well in shady locations, particularly if H. americana is a parent. Remove stems of faded flowers to encourage additional bloom. Foliage is essentially evergreen in warm winter climates. In cold winter climates such as St. Louis, the amount of retained foliage color in winter depends in large part upon the severity of the temperatures. A winter compost mulch applied after the ground freezes will help prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years. Species plants may be grown from seed, but hybrids are usually divided in the garden.


Asclepias ‘tuberosa’

Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3–1 metre tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early autumn. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, and 2–3 cm broad.