Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Kirchhoff
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 30 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: tangerine rose blend with lighter eyezone and greenish yellow throat

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: Tetraploid
Parentage: Chittagong x Rosa
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

Photo Gallery
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-21
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-19

Photo Courtesy of Wood-Eden Daylilies & Cannas. Used with Permiss
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  • Posted by cottelpg (Hamilton, Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jul 8, 2016 1:04 PM concerning plant:
    Valedictorian is a fantastic daylily. I am truly surprised that it is not more popular. Its color, described as a tangerine rose blend, is extremely pleasing to my eye. It is a great clump increaser and it gives a great display even from a distance. I posted a clump shot which consists of two plants. The front one had 22 scapes, a few of which had four-way branching with a bud count of seventeen. This is not bad for a hybrid introduced in 1976.

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