Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Midnight Oil') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Apps
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom size: 4 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: deep black purple self with green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003

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
Parentage: Holy Moses x (Little Squiz x Herman Apps)
Child plants: one child plant

One of the blackest daylilies out there.

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Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122Date: Mid season 2009One of the blackest daylilies out there.
By Hemlady
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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July 2019 Blooms by mantisOH Aug 13, 2019 7:55 AM 713
July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
Daylilies of the Antipodes by Gleni Jul 26, 2018 12:19 PM 816
June 2017 Blooms by Altheabyanothername Aug 10, 2017 11:40 PM 645
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
July blooms 2016 by Barbalee Aug 6, 2016 7:37 AM 902
What are you adding for 2016? by JWWC Oct 19, 2016 8:42 PM 676
Chlorosis? by cybersix Aug 6, 2015 3:10 PM 20
Daylily Alphabet - Show Us Your "M's" by Hemlady Mar 12, 2016 10:20 AM 67
The Dark Side.. by lyle627 Mar 10, 2016 12:02 PM 60
July Blooms 2013 by Hemlady Aug 2, 2013 1:11 PM 678
Thread for Black daylilies? by Frillylily Jul 21, 2014 6:18 AM 47
Black Beauties! by chalyse Sep 23, 2012 7:09 PM 39
Name this daylily 2012 - #2 by spunky1 Sep 6, 2012 6:07 PM 89
Name this daylily 2012 #1 by spunky1 Aug 26, 2012 12:43 PM 63
Today's visit to Perfect Perennials July 1 by kimkats Jul 16, 2012 8:11 PM 25
Seeking some recommendations by SongofJoy Apr 18, 2012 6:57 AM 18

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