Startle Daylily

$39.99 each, 3/$99.99

3.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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* 5″ bloom, 26″ tall, Mid Season, Dormant

‘Startle’ daylily is a unique beauty. This beautiful bicolor daylily has large 5″ blooms with an unusual coloration. Deep cherry red petals with lighter red sepals are surrounded by a prominent gold edge. Heralded as the first and best red daylily with a gold edge. Spectacular!

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Startle Daylily Features:

‘Startle’ daylily is a unique beauty. Held high on scapes around 26″ in our East Tennessee garden, this beautiful bicolor daylily has large 5″ blooms with an unusual coloration. Deep cherry red petals with lighter red sepals are surrounded by a prominent gold edge. Heralded as the first and best red daylily with a gold edge. Spectacular!

Startle is a mid season daylily which means we typically see its first bloom around the middle of June. If you are to our north, you’ll see it a few weeks after we do. If you live to our south, you’ll see it a couple of weeks before us.

As a dormant daylily. Startle is best grown in areas of the country that receive a sustained winter cold period.

We think this variety is stunning on its own, but pair it with bright orange, bold gold or sweet pink for a wide garden appeal.

 

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HOW TO GROW DAYLILIES: Daylilies are very easy-to-grow. They like a lot of sun and they like a lot of water. For more information on how to care for daylilies, click here.
WHAT DAYLILIES CAN I GROW: Most of you can grow any of the daylilies we sell. If you live in an area with a sustained cold period like we do in East Tennessee, you can grow all the varieties. However, If you live in an area that doesn’t get freezing weather in the winter (like zones 9 and 10), dormant varieties won’t work for you; you’ll need to choose evergreen or semi-evergreen varieties.

BIG PLANTS! When it comes to daylily plants, bigger is better! All of the plants we ship will be three fans or larger — two or three times (or more) what you might receive from other companies. Larger plants get established faster and bloom more quickly!

FARM-FRESH TO YOU! All of your plants will be freshly dug when you order. The leaves are trimmed and the plants are washed and air-dried. Your daylilies will be out of the ground less than 48 hours before they’re headed your way.

BONUS DAYLILIES: We send free daylilies (we call them “bonus” daylilies) with every order. These daylilies are equal to about 20% of your order, you get to choose what you’d like at checkout.

ABOUT US: Oakes Daylilies is a family-owned daylily farm that’s been in business for three generations. Our daylilies grow in home gardens, city parks and botanical gardens across the nation– including Hawaii and Canada. We are known in the industry as Daylily Experts and grow over 1000 varieties of daylilies on nearly 70 acres in East Tennessee. But over 50 years ago, we started just like you—with one daylily in a home garden.

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  1. Stunning!

    Madeline Baldwin

    Grows well in my yard in Edmond, OK

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  2. New Albany, MS

    Startle was a disappontment for four years running. The blooms were ragged, not perfect, but this year, oh my goodness, it is absolutely beautiful. I wish I knew what the difference is and what happened, but it is worth waiting on.

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  3. Paris, IL

    I planted Startle 2 years ago with great expectations. The first year it settled in and survived during a terribly hot summer with no bloom. (I must admit that I divided it into quarters since it was so expensive.) This year, and we have had plenty of moisture in central Illinois, I find Startle late out of the shoot, but is now screaming. The primary plant in full sun has over 50 blooms coming on and the 5-8 that are opening daily are……well, startling. I love this very complex bloom on a nice tight plant.

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  4. Andover, CT

    Startle, for me, does anything but startle. I waited two years for it to bloom and it’s a huge disappointment. For me the edge is not nicely ruffled like the photo and there is no gold/cream colored edge. The color of the sepals does not contrast very strongly – they’re closer to the petal color, and color of the petals is blotchy and unattractive. 2012 has not been a rainy summer for us and my plants get good sun.

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  5. Hot Springs, AR

    I purchased “Startle” this Spring and it arrived long after my other daylilies had started growing so maybe next year will be better. It is 12″ high, put up 1 scape and has had 3 blooms. Now exactly what I expected for a $50 daylily. Colors are washed out and faded, even when it first opens.

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  6. Owensboro, KY

    Better than a 10. Starle does just that. It startles you with it’s beauty. It has everything you could ever want in a daylily; huge blooms, stunning cherry red self, and highlighted by refined gold edges. Perfection. Just to let everyone know though, it will fade in rain as most red daylilies do have a tendancy to do. Don’t judge it after a rain.

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  7. Breese, IL

    This an AMAZING lily. I bought it two yars ago to anchor an herb garden. The herbs have been moved, but lily is still the anchor. It bloomed beautifuly the first year, and last summer gave me twice as many huge, amazing blooms. They do “Startle”, but breathtaking is more accurate. I even cut the blooms and float them is a crystal bowl of water to enjoy them for the day. They are spectacular.

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  8. Russell, PA

    bought last yr. this yr is the first bloom. the color is washed out and blotchy. It could be that the rainy summer is the reason or that it does not get all day sun. Wish I knew?

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