Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Velvet Shadows') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hudson
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 15 inches
Bloom size: 2.75 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: violet purple with chalky lavender watermark and green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

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
Ploidy: Diploid

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'Velvet Shadows' was a featured
Plant of the Day for January 12, 2018.

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Location: Cheryl Fox garden in Ct.Date: 2015-07-18
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-07-06FFO (First flower open) Ever in my garden.
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Comments:
Posted by Scatterbrain (Yorkshire, UK - Zone 8a) on Oct 2, 2017 7:27 AM

Great little plant, has survived years of neglect planted in a pot which it outgrew a long time ago and still flowers its little heart out.

Beautiful rich red purple, not generally my favourite colour but it is so saturated here that it is gorgeous. Great for wet and windy gardens and will even flower in shade. Has small chalky eye zone.

Have promised it a much bigger pot and a better location next spring!

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