double orange to rusty orange, can be very bright colored
seed pod, black seeds
strap like leaves, spray from a crown just underneath the soil
36-40 plus inches, a dormant daylily, a treploid
Maintenance of this plant is rather easy and can be treated like most perennials, which is cutting off the dead foliage in the fall when the plant is going dormant. Another way I like to do is clean the plant up after bloom and when the foliage starts to look a bit sad. Cut it back in a fan shape 4-6 inch above the ground. It will regrow and fill in with fresh foliage (hardiness zone #5). Likes to be fertilized in the spring and fall.
division in late summer early fall is best, can also be divided in the spring, always cut the foliage on the divisions back to a fan shape
discovered about 1860
Kwanso is the Japanese name for Daylily.(#133). Daylily flower buds are edible just before they open.
Once this gets established it becomes hard to eradicate. In one garden I cut the patch down, rototilled the areas, raked out all the pieces. Next year I had a lawn of small Kwanso.
Notes & Reference
#118-Daylilies (AB Stout), #124-The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies (Ted Petit, John Peat), #131 The Gardener's Guide to Growing Daylilies (Diana Grenfell)