Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Reed
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 40 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: deep red purple with velvety black pencil watermark above yellow to green throat

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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Black Plush x Trahlyta
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Daylily

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Uploaded by stilldew
Location: My daylily bed 
Date: 2022-07-22
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-07-05
On a cool July morning this daylily looked very brown.

Photo courtesy of Harmon Hill Farm
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cheryl Fox garden, Ct.
Date: 2015-07-18
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2021-05-30

Date: 2013-07-03

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
  • Posted by Strigeidida (Medford, WI - Zone 3b) on Aug 22, 2022 4:04 PM concerning plant:
    Developed rust in my garden. I would rate this a 2.5 to 3. Definitely susceptible.
Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On March 18, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Could not seem to take the heat. Tried in different locations, but never seemed to be a strong plant in my garden.
Seedfork On May 21, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom ever in my garden on this plant.
Seedfork On May 6, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scapes ever on this plant in my garden.
Seedfork On September 8, 2017 Obtained plant
Received from Stilldew as a bonus plant in box of ten: 2 fans, could be more but no foliage so hard to tell could be three or four. Watch closely over the next few weeks and see how many fans appear.
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