Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smoky Mountain Autumn') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Guidry
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 18 inches
Bloom size: 5.25 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bud Builder
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.3
Bloom Traits: Halo
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: rose blend with rose lavender halo and olive green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1992
Honorable Mention: 1989
LAA: 1997
LEP: 1990

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: Diploid
Child plants: 39 child plants

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Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122Date: Mid to late season 2010An unusual color like no other and a great bloomer.
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Location: Lowndesboro ALDate: 2006-04-05
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-12
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2018-05-12Smoky Mountain Autumn
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-24
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-12Side view.
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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: 2012-05-06
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-02
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Comments:
Posted by Claudia (Greencastle IN - Zone 5b) on Aug 22, 2014 7:29 AM

I love the unique coloring of this daylily. The color does vary a bit, depending on temperatures, for me. I have found it to increase well for me, but I have never had rebloom or had it perform as a bud builder in my garden. I am located in western central Indiana, zone 5b. I do get about of month of bloom from Smoky Mountain Autumn, which makes it a keeper for me!

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:26 AM

Coppery rose blend with an olive green throat. Good grower, unique.
Slow to moderate increase.

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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Sep 2, 2012 6:53 PM

NOID in our garden for several years, just found out the true name this year. Lovely daylily, beautiful blending colors.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Mar 17, 2013 11:29 AM

What an interesting color to capture. Very warm coloring registered as "rose blend with rose lavender halo." Simply awesome color.

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Posted by BradKY (Wilmore, KY - Zone 6b) on Oct 4, 2017 7:53 AM

One of my favorite daylilies; such a great blend of colors. Usually a coral-rose blend. It can vary, but the picture I posted is the most common color combination that I get, and my favorite.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On April 17, 2015 Transplanted
Moved from nursery bed to W window hugel bed, SW section
Seedfork On August 22, 2018 Bloomed
Reblooming in my garden.
Seedfork On April 23, 2018 Bloomed
Clump #3: First bloom on this clump this season.
Seedfork On April 6, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on any of these clumps for this year.
Seedfork On September 8, 2017 Obtained plant
Second time trying this plant:
Received from Avedon 4 for freight: Received a large clump:
Broke it up into 4 smaller clumps:
1. Main clump 4 large fans
2. Second clump 3 or 4 fans
3. Third clump seven fans
4. Fourth clump six fans
dgoddard On August 19, 2020 Obtained plant
Free from Oakes.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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August 2020 Blooms by Charlemagne Sep 13, 2020 8:56 AM 392
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July 2019 Blooms by mantisOH Aug 13, 2019 7:55 AM 713
May 2019 blooms by Diggerofdirt Jun 1, 2019 10:15 PM 372
April 2019 Blooms by dixiebelle426 May 16, 2019 8:46 PM 156
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Best Time To Put In An Order For Daylilies 2019 by Feisty1 Oct 21, 2018 8:53 PM 59
Smoky Mountain Daylilies by Feisty1 Sep 23, 2018 8:57 AM 4
August 2018 blooms by Charlemagne Sep 3, 2018 12:09 PM 516
July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
June 2018 Blooms by GenXNEGeorgia Jul 3, 2018 5:57 PM 586
Daylily Clump Shots 2018 by Hazelcrestmikeb Oct 4, 2018 1:36 PM 198
April 2018 Blooms by Seedfork May 12, 2018 6:17 AM 153
If this isn't Smoky Mountain Autumn what could it be? by bxncbx May 1, 2018 8:20 PM 25
October Blooms by kousa Nov 4, 2017 8:42 AM 78

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