Daylily (Hemerocallis 'South Seas') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Moldovan
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993
Ploidy: Tetraploid
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
Parentage: Chicago Apache x Ming Porcelain
Child plants: 44 child plants

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July 18, 2015

This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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'South Seas' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 17, 2015.

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Date: 2017-06-24
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Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KY
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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: Summer 2010
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Photo Courtesy of Daylilies by the Pond. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, IDDate: 7-4-2014
By Natalie
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2007-06-19
By Sscape
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2018-07-01Sometimes South Seas will double
By Seedfork
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-07-12
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 17th, 2014
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2007-07-02
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-06-30
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Location: Region 14 Fall regional 2011 Huntsville, ALDate: 2011-06-18
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Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Date: 2010-07-16Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-07-03
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 7th, 2014
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2014-06-15
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Location: New HampshireDate: 2015-08-02South Seas
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Location: My zone 5 garden.Date: 2017-07-051st bloom on a 1 year old plant - love it.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-02
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Date: 2010-07-12   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-07-01FFO
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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2013-07-06
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 19, 2013 5:46 PM

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.

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:27 AM

Pinkish coral-tangerine, w/darker band. Flowers have an extra dimension of color depth.

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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2012 2:55 PM

It's great when summers are not too hot and it receives a fair amount of water.

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 10:44 AM

Very reliable.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2014 5:08 PM

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!

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Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Jul 18, 2015 5:12 PM

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!

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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.
flowerpower35 On July 1, 2018 Bloomed
flowerpower35 On June 12, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Observed 6 scapes
flowerpower35 On March 26, 2018 Obtained plant
srinehart On August 16, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchase from Gilbert H Wild & Sons $2.25
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