Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Gossard
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2011
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 52 inches
Bloom size: 8.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bud Count: 21-25
Branching: 5-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Unusual Form
Unusual Form - Cascade
Color description: looks like a giant tarantula, a maroon purple with a huge purple eyezone above a very green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2017
Honorable Mention: 2014

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: Diploid
Parentage: Smoke Scream x Skinwalker
Child plants: 3 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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