Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Moldovan
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 30 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Nocturnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: tangerine coral with red coral band above yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998

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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Chicago Apache x Ming Porcelain
Child plants: 52 child plants

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  • Daylily

'South Seas' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 17, 2015.
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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2011-07-01

Date: 2017-06-24
Location: Boardman, Ohio
Date: July 12, 2021
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 12,2020
Such a vibrant color! Looks amazing against the Hydrangea
Location: Wood County, Texas
Date: 6/4/2021
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Uploaded by Claudia

Date: 2020-06-29
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2018-07-01
Sometimes South Seas will double
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 06/22/22

Photo Courtesy of Daylily Sweetheart. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Southern Michigan
Early evening photo
Location: My garden in northeast Texas
Date: Summer 2010
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-28
South Seas
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-07-13
South Seas
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2018-07-19
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-19
Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: Buford, Georgia
Date: 2020-06-25
South Seas Clumps
Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KY

Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: my garden
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-18
Taken in the afternoon (85 degrees) - still looking good but a ve
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2020-04-28

Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 5, 2021
Location: Northern texas.
Date: 2019-06-12
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2011-07-03
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2009-08-15
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2016-07-08
Hemerocallis 'South Seas'
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2023-07-28
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'South Seas') up close
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-05
1st bloom on a 1 year old plant - love it.
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-07-02
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2023-07-31
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'South Seas') first year in the gardens
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2014-07-17
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: June 17th, 2014
Uploaded by Hazelcrestmikeb

Date: 2021-08-01
Location: Red Oak, Texas, USA
Date: 2022-06-04
Daylily bloom (Hemerocallis 'South Seas')
Uploaded by ARoseblush

Date: 2011-07-14
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2020-07-24
Location: Maine
Date: 2023-07-21
Uploaded by Claudia
Location: Northville, MI
Date: 2022-07-26
Location: Alabaster, AL
Date: 2020-05-30
Location: Home
Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: My garden in Lake Elmo, MN
Date: 2019-08-10
Uploaded by ElyceC
Uploaded by JimTim
Location: Region 14 Fall regional 2011 Huntsville, AL
Date: 2011-06-18
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-19
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-07-03

Date: 2021-06-22
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-07-12
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-08-03
One of my 1st 10 daylilies when I started collecting many moons a
Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-4-2014
Location: Central City, KY home od Lana Sharp Crowder
Date: 2023-06-24
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2012-07-02
with 'Ruby Sentinel'
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2014-07-24
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-05-30
Location: Jackie and Dan Canner Garden, Georgetown, KY
Date: July 2015
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date: 2018-07-30

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2010-07-16
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Texas
Date: 2019-05-13
Daylily 'South seas'
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-30
Location: In my garden 
Date: 2009-07-12
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2019-07-06
Beautiful bloom in the afternoon
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-07-14
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2022
Gorgeous vibrant peachy pink bloom - great plant!
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: June 7th, 2014
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-07-19
Location: Decatur. IL
Date: July 6, 2022
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-07
Location: Estonia

Date: 2019-07-21
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 07/04/2023
Location: Aurora, Ontario
Date: 2012-07-18
Nice colour.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-07-14
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: July 4, 2020
A beautiful daylily!
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Date: July 24, 2019
South Seas
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2014-06-15
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2012-07-02
with 'Ruby Sentinel'
Location: Buford, Georgia
Date: 2019-06-13
Second year of blooms
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-18
Taken in the afternoon (85 degrees) - still looking good but a ve
Location: Central MD zone 6
Date: 2013-07-01
Location: New Hampshire
Date: July 2014
South Seas
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-24
This one has gorgeous color also - nothing quite like it.

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2018-07-22

Date: 2019-07-21
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2015-07-26
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: New Hampshire
Date: 2015-08-02
South Seas

Date: 2019-07-13
Location: Estonia
Date: 2021-07-11

Date: 2011-07-20
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-05-20
Taken after 5 pm
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-06-09

Date: 2010-07-12
   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-26

Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bronx NY
Date: 2013-07-01
FFO
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2013-07-06
Uploaded by Joy
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 19, 2013 5:46 PM concerning plant:
    I saw pictures posted of South Seas in someone's daylily garden and that was it for me. I thought South Seas was so lovely and I just had to buy it for my own garden. That was many years ago, and now South Seas blooms here with its pretty flowers each summer.
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jul 18, 2015 5:12 PM concerning plant:
    South Seas is an exceptional daylily in my opinion. Its bloom is a vibrant coral color in full sun and it is sunfast. Its color carries very well over a distance in a landscape. For me, it usually has four nicely spaced branches, it blooms a long time, and it increases well. This is a daylily I wouldn't want to be without!
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:27 AM concerning plant:
    Pinkish coral-tangerine, w/darker band. Flowers have an extra dimension of color depth.
  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2014 5:08 PM concerning plant:
    Just love the vivid coral color of this daylily. The height of 30" and bloom size of 5.5" is right in line with my idea of the perfect height to bloom ratio.

    Gave a start to my Mom so I could see it in bloom when I go to her house!
  • Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 10:44 AM concerning plant:
    Very reliable.
  • Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2012 2:55 PM concerning plant:
    It's great when summers are not too hot and it receives a fair amount of water.
  • Posted by MLR11 (Chatham, VA - Zone 7a) on Jul 4, 2023 8:10 PM concerning plant:
    This daylily just glows like a neon sign! It's so beautiful. It is coral, orange, pink, peach and has an orchid midrib. It puts on a good show for me every year. This plant makes big gorgeous blooms in the ground or potted. If you are looking for an attention grabber, get this daylily!
Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On May 7, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant this year.
Seedfork On April 22, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On April 27, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On April 12, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On January 29, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Moved three clumps from the bog to the slope.
Seedfork On May 5, 2016 Bloomed
First blooms of the season for this plant.
Seedfork On April 16, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scapes on these plants this season.
Seedfork On September 16, 2015 Transplanted
Separated and transplanted 3 nice clumps. The plant was very difficult to transplant, as there was no way to pry the plants apart. I had to cut through the root ball with a knife, something I hate to do.
It did not seem to hurt the growth of the plant, all three clumps thrived.
Seedfork On June 18, 2014 Obtained plant
Obtained plant from MM.
beckygardener On October 27, 2016 Obtained plant
Received 6 fans from Natalie which were transplanted into a raised bed the next day.
srinehart On August 16, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchase from Gilbert H Wild & Sons $2.25
UncleWill On June 13, 2019 Bloomed
OrganicJen On July 11, 2019 Bloomed
Mellis0821 On May 11, 2019 Obtained plant
Mother's Day gift from Alexa
dgoddard On June 13, 2019 Bloomed
Second year of fantastic coral blooms.
dgoddard On July 2, 2018 Obtained plant
Bought six of these.
SunriseSide On April 28, 2020 Obtained plant
in pot at local nursery. To 3x larger pot pending a garden location
Texas_Auntie On February 15, 2018 Obtained plant
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