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
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
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Chicago Apache x Ming Porcelain
Child plants: 47 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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  • 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.
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
DeweyRooter On July 25, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Observed rebloom scapes on original plants
DeweyRooter On July 18, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Observed two rebloom scapes on Bluestone Perennials plant.
DeweyRooter On May 15, 2022 Bloomed
Bluestone Perennials plant bloomed
DeweyRooter On April 27, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
Plant from Bluestone Perennials had a scape today.
DeweyRooter On December 17, 2021 Maintenance performed
Plants had rust. Cut back and sprayed with GM.
DeweyRooter On November 10, 2021 Maintenance performed
Observed some rust. Cut back plants and treated with Green Magic.
DeweyRooter On October 15, 2021 Obtained plant
Removed some rusty leaves. Sprayed with Green Magic
DeweyRooter On August 14, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On June 1, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On May 19, 2020 Bloomed
Texas_Auntie On February 15, 2018 Obtained plant
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