Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Munson-R.W.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.7
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: violet orchid mauve blend with yellow violet eyezone and yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1993

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Corfu x Royal Saracen
Child plants: 19 child plants

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Date: 2012-07-08
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Location: Franklin, TN (near Nashville)
Date: 2011-07-07

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Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2010-06-09
Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On March 3, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant totally disappeared
Seedfork On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On April 23, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
Received from Country Lane Daylilies, planted the same day.
beckygardener On October 4, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in raised bed.
beckygardener On July 30, 2015 Obtained plant
Received 5 fans from Miss Becky's Lily Farm. Potted up.
Friesfan1 On September 11, 2019 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Plant seems to be missing. Probably winter kill. Unable to locate.
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