Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Empire Returns') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Salter
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bud Count: 31-35
Branching: 3-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Form: Sculpted Form - Relief
Single
Color description: yellow gold with raised sculpted midribs above green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2006

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Child plants: 11 child plants

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Sculpted Forms: a New Look for a Favorite PerennialSculpted Forms: a New Look for a Favorite Perennial
By Char on April 23, 2012

The American Hemerocallis Society, the International Cultivar Registration Authority for the genus Hemerocallis, recognizes for registration groups of daylilies with different and distinctive flower shape as Forms. Daylily form refers to the shape or structure of the flower. Currently, there are six distinctive forms of daylilies, single, double, polymerous, spider, unusual form and the newest, sculpted form.

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'Empire Returns' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 18, 2018.

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Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2018-10-09
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Location: My YardDate: 2017-05-18FFE in my garden.
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Location: My YardDate: 2017-05-23
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Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: My YardDate: 2017-05-18FFE in my garden.
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Plant Events from our members
GaNinFl On May 18, 2017 Bloomed
FFE in my garden
GaNinFl On March 16, 2016 Obtained plant
Received from Peace On Earth Daylily Gardens
Seedfork On April 26, 2019 Bloomed
FIRST BLOOM EVER IN MY GARDEN
Seedfork On March 8, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased from Peace on Earth Gardens for $10.00, 2 small fans.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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April 2020 blooms: by Seedfork May 8, 2020 9:00 PM 160
Go south of the equator young daylily. by Gleni Feb 13, 2020 7:38 AM 544
April 2019 Blooms by dixiebelle426 May 16, 2019 8:46 PM 156
The sun does not set on daylilies by Gleni May 8, 2019 6:25 AM 544
12th Daylily of the Day Poll (Closed) by beckygardener Jul 10, 2018 7:16 PM 14
Daylilies of the Antipodes by Gleni Jul 26, 2018 12:19 PM 816
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
What are you adding for 2016? by JWWC Oct 19, 2016 8:42 PM 676
Daylily Alphabet....Show Us Your "U's" by Hemlady Aug 19, 2020 10:09 PM 43

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