Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi') in the Daylilies Database

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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hanson-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 33 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: (sdlg x Nairobi Night) x Tet. Grand Masterpiece
Child plants: 82 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bill Jarvis

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'Bela Lugosi' was a featured
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Date: 2011-07-07
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Location: Our yard, DeLand, FLDate: 2011-05-27
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Location: Central Ohio, zone 5/6Date: July 2012© Shagbark Daylilies
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Location: my garden east side Date: 2015-05-22
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2014-07-19 7:28 pm. A husky load of blooms on one stalk all open together.
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-05-05
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-07-17Bela Lugosi not looking scary at all this morning
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Location: Shagbark Daylilies, central Ohio, zone 5/6Date: July 2008 © Shagbark Daylilies
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2013-07-24 1:54 pm. An intriguing dusky, glowing purple.
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2018-07-19
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Location: My zone 5 garden.Date: 2018-07-11
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Location: Crintonic Gardens, Gates Mills OH USA  Catalog photo © Curt Hanson, Used with Permission
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-04Love it!
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-08Really tall, huge flowers, and really dark and beautiful.
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2011-06-17
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-07-21
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Location: Dayton, OhioDate: 2016-08-03
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Posted by daylily on Jan 28, 2012 8:22 PM

Curt Hanson's Crintonic Garden Catalog said:BELA LUGOSI
95 M 33 SE
((BLACKWATCH sdlg: parent of ETRUSCAN TOMB, VELVET UNDERGROUND, GOLLUM, SATANIC MAJESTY) x NAIROBI NIGHT) x tet GRAND MASTERPIECE
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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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 27, 2018 Bloomed
HW round bed
piksihk On March 20, 2018 Transplanted
HW round bed;
5/13/18. Buds
piksihk On October 13, 2017 Obtained plant
two potted plants; give one to Laura for birthday
piksihk On February 29, 2016 Transplanted
HW;
10/17 haven't seen it this year;
piksihk On May 18, 2015 Bloomed
kimkats On July 12, 2006 Obtained plant
bought @ perfect Perennials
KCDAYLILYCOWBOY On September 11, 2014 Transplanted
Seedfork On April 21, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On October 13, 2017 Maintenance performed
Moved this plant to raise it up.
Seedfork On May 5, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant this season
Seedfork On April 15, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
The first scape on this plant blasted completely into.
Seedfork On April 12, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Found first scape on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
Received as a gift plant from Country Lane Daylilies, small fan.
BillAlleysDLs On July 18, 2015 Bloomed
christine2 On May 5, 2017 Transplanted
Moved 1 forward
Pat236 On July 17, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom ever. need to remove from pot and ground plant in the fall.
Pat236 On June 28, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First bud ever,,,hope it blooms!
Pat236 On June 30, 2017 Obtained plant
Received a huge three clump from Park Lane. Pot planted for now.
flowerpower35 On July 11, 2018 Bloomed
flowerpower35 On June 21, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
2 scapes
flowerpower35 On March 26, 2018 Obtained plant
KJMarionGallant On July 24, 2018 Bloomed
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