Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Moldovan
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 32 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Bloom Traits: Bicolor or Reverse Bicolor
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: medium red-purple and ivory bicolor with lemon-yellow to green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1999

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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Flying Carpet x Emperor Butterfly
Child plants: 23 child plants

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Location: Milton, NY
Date: 2022-08-09
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario Canada
Date: 2013-08-16
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Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2018-07-21
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-07-01
Location: Campbellville Ontario
Date: 2018-08-07
A surprise seedling amongst Royal Mountie
Photo by mantisOH
Location: In my Wisconsin, zone 4 garden.
Date: 2015-07-19
Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122
Date: Mid season 2010
Excellent garden plant.
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Location: In my Wisconsin, zone 4 garden.
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: Metamora, Michigan
Date: 2014-03-21

Photo Courtesy of Garfield Gardens Used with Permission
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Date: 2012-07-09
Location: f
Date: 2011-07-08

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-08-11
Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2020-07-10

Posted with permission and photographed by Jan Wilson http://www.
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Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

Courtesy of Quarles Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Date: 2010-07-01
Photo Courtesy of Lobo Rose and Daylily Gardens Used With Permiss
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Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-06
Very 2nd bloom on a new plant this year.
Photo by boojum
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-08-02

Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-24

Photo Courtesy of Mystic Meadows Daylily Farm. Used with Permissi
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Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2006-07-19
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2007-08-04

Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Saksa Daylily Farm. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Photo courtesy of Briscos' Best Blooms. Used with permission.
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Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2020-07-12
OLD KING COLE
Comments:
  • Posted by mantisOH (Athens, Ohio - Zone 6a) on Apr 18, 2018 10:02 PM concerning plant:
    Can be a slow opener. Flat blooms are not typical.
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