PlantsDaylilies→Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso')

Also sold as:
Kwanzo

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
Hybridizer: Kaempfer
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1712
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Double

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Triploid

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It's Daylilies Week!It's Daylilies Week!
By dave on 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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'Kwanso' was a featured
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Location: IllinoisDate: 2011-07-15
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-06
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Location: Bochum, GermanyDate: 2019-07-27
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2007-06-29an old favorite from my Grandma's garden
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-07-02
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: July 2015End of a long hot day
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Location: Germany/ BrandenburgDate: 2005-10-25SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: June 18th, 2014
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-06-21
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: waWould love to try this in AZ
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Location: Perth, Western AustraliaDate: 18 December 2015Bloom
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Location: Woodbridge , VaDate: 2017-07-03two blooms side by side
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Location: Lebanon, TennesseeDate: 2014-06-22Beautiful when mixing with Lucifer Crocosmias
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-11
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Date: 2012-03-08Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5bDate: 2013-07-18
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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-05-16
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-12
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-12
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-07-24
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-07-20
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-07-07
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Bullard, TexasDate: 2017-06-11
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 11, 2013 4:32 PM

Kwanso may have a stunning flower (and that it is) but you do not want to plant Kwanso in your daylily beds or anywhere near them as it will take over everything. When trying to dig out Kwanso even the smallest bit of root left means it will return again.

I had one pop up on one of my late bloomer beds. I very carefully dug up the fans and all the roots. Two years later, here it is blooming again. The plant had regrown from whatever small piece I missed. Again I dug it out. Hope I got it all this time.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Oct 27, 2011 1:17 PM

A vigorous grower that will spread like a ground cover, can be used to fill troubled spots/hard to grow spaces. Can also be used to line driveways, alongside fences, roadsides and in ditches.
Keep away from other clump forming daylilies.


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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 9, 2018 9:57 PM

I have the 'Kwanso' with variegated foliage I received Sept. 2017 in a daylily trade. It stands out amongst the 20 other varieties growing around it because of the unusual cream and green striped foliage. The flower is the same as my regular 'Kwanso', tall and double. The foliage is evergreen here in zone 9 and the plant blooms in mid season, June/July, like my other 'Kwanso'.

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 1, 2016 12:47 AM

We had a daylily growing thickly in several places in our yard. I believe it is double when it actually flowers, so must be this cultivar, but it doesn't bloom very often. Now most of it is gone, because it doesn't bloom enough and spreads way too much.

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