Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hanson-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 33 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Branching: 4-way
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.5
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: deep purple self with green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2001
Honorable Mention: 1998
LAA: 2007

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: (sdlg x Nairobi Night) x Tet. Grand Masterpiece
Child plants: 88 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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  • Posted by daylily (Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jan 28, 2012 8:22 PM concerning plant:
    Curt Hanson's Crintonic Garden Catalog said:BELA LUGOSI
    95 M 33 SE
    The last of the original tet GRAND MASTERPIECE progeny to bloom, and possibly my finest purple to date, BELA LUGOSI inherits its clarity and depth of color from the BLACKWATCH grandparent which has been a cornerstone in my work with purple. The flower is a true self, devoid of any lighter watermark or deeper eyezone that could detract from the emphasis on pure color—which is a rich, true burgundy purple, enhanced by an exceptionally smooth velvet-like finish and soft lemon-lime throat. Overall form is very full, wide and gently reflexed, with an air of dignity. The petals are graced by deep undulating ruffles. Substance is very heavy and the flower opens well even after cool nights. The stately scapes are tall and erect, with well-spaced three and four-way branching. BELA LUGOSI is fertile either way, and is emerging as a parent of extraordinary merit. HM 99, AM 01, Lenington 07

    I bought this daylily when it was introduced. Today, 17 years later - it remains the purple that I compare all the others to. Holds up well in sun. The year I had rust, it was only lightly affected. I have many daylilies that are newer than Bela, but it remains in my top 5 favorites.

    This is one of those plants that I saw a huge difference between the one I bought from the hybridizer and the "big box store" tissue culture plants. I bought one from a couple stores and the flowers were not as intense, did not hold up to sun as well, and branching and bud count was inferior. I composted the ones from the big box stores.
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Seedfork On October 13, 2017 Maintenance performed
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Seedfork On April 15, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
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Seedfork On April 12, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
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Seedfork On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
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Seedfork On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
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Pat236 On September 16, 2021 Obtained plant
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Pat236 On October 14, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
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Pat236 On July 17, 2018 Bloomed
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