Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pitter Patter') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Fass-P.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1972
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 24 inches
Bloom size: 4.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: lavender with creamy eyezone and green yellow throat

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Posted by Tree_climber (Brown City, MI) on Mar 13, 2014 8:05 AM

This plant is not very hardy in my zone 5 garden. It has little increase and few blooms most years. I've shared a couple fans with a grower further south and she had the same experience.

It seems to like the new location I moved it to better, so I would recommend a southern exposure with full sun and amending the soil.

Update for 2015:

You'll have to be very patient with "Pitter Patter" ..... It can take several years to settle in and multiply. Plant it in a prime location and just leave it be ... it's a mistake to think maybe it would do better in a different location, it does not like to be moved. (I still recommend full sun)

Once it's a decent size clump, it does have a nice well branched scape and the blooms are high above the foliage. Very pod fertile, but I haven't seen any "spots" on the kids, so I have given up. The amount of spots is variable, but it is cute and very unique.

I see it has one "kid" .... and it's 48", no spots, but it would be interesting to cross it back with "Pitter Patter". hmmmmmmm ......

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