Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Wild
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 24 inches
Bloom size: 4.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: grape purple with medium large green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1981
JC: 1977

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
Child plants: 24 child plants

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Uploaded by jkporter
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2022-07-11
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: My zone 5 garden
Date: 2017-06-22

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-07-06
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: my front yard
Date: 2011-07-13
Grape Velvet daylily with Ornamental grass

Photo Courtesy of Island Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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photo by James Steakley

Photo Courtesy of Lilywood Farms. Used with Permission.
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Location: Kannapolis, NC
Date: 2012-06-02

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-13
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Date: 2010-03-27
Courtesy of The Gardens of Sunshine Hollow Used with Permission
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Date: 2013-04-30
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2019-05-29

Photo Courtesy of Spring Fever Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Courtesy of Quarles Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-06-29

Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 5:11 AM concerning plant:
    A richly pigmented purple with yellow, then green throat - a magnificent color. The flowers open well and hold up during cool, rainy weather. Grape Velvet needs transplanting every two to three years to keep up its good performance.
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DeweyRooter On October 22, 2021 Obtained plant
Received clump of 8 fans or so as bonus from Arrasmith Farm. Planted in garage bed.
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