Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Creature of the Night') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Reed
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 34 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Form: Spider
Color description: purple with white midrib and white cream lemon throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2009
Honorable Mention: 2004

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
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Location: My zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-20Outstanding
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Location: My zone 5a gardenDate: 2015-07-14Love it!!!
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-07-30
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Date: 2018-06-19
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-06-24
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-04this is a bloom on a 2 year old plant - it has about a gazillion
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-08Very black today.
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Location: Dayton, OhioDate: 2018-07-09
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Location: My zone 5 garden.Date: 2018-07-12One of the many faces of one of my favorite daylilies.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-16
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-16
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-03First bloom ever in my garden; heat wave in progress.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-04Scapes need support or they flop.
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Posted by mystlw (Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jul 9, 2018 1:10 PM

I have to agree with comments on the weak scapes of this plant. It's beautiful, very hardy, and I love the colors. But this is the first season it has fully bloomed, and two of its scapes ended up blooming on the ground. Next season I will support them, but that's something I shouldn't have to worry about with a daylily.

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Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on May 19, 2018 9:37 PM

The first year I had this, it didn't bloom much, but I don't blame the plant too much, being that it was new. I had heard that this plant has weak scapes and, sadly, that is very true. The scapes on COTN are lousy, and may need supporting. For daylilies (or any plant, really), I consider this a huge fault.

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