Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Alice Faye') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Piotrowski
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 26 inches
Bloom size: 3 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bud Count: 31-35
Branching: 4-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: pale peach with pale rose red eye above yellow throat

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
Parentage: (Delicate Balance x Little Mystic Moon) x Merry Company


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Location: Bronx NYDate: June 26, 2015Color is deeper orange than usual this year.
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-06-29First flower to open
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Location: Moncure, NCDate: June 2011
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Location: Bronx NYDate: 2013-07-02
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Location: Bronx NYDate: July 2014Needs dividing.
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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 7:09 PM

I've grown Alice Faye for many years in a small pot. It has always bloomed well for me, although the bud count has been lower and so has the scape height. I've decided to finally move her to my front yard in a mixed border. The flowers are small, but they have good substance. She also doesn't set a ton of bee pods like some other small-flowered daylilies. I'm hoping that once she's out of the pot, she'll finally reach her full potential. She blooms midseason for me in NYC.

Edited to add that I decided to give her a prime spot in the backyard after dividing her and giving some to a friend.

Edited to add update in 2019. Since planting Alice Faye in the ground the plant has performed almost unbelievably better. The branching and bud count have increased enormously although they are still not quite as good as registered. Each year it has put on an amazing display! I also use it to test pollen from tetraploid daylilies since it is extremely pod fertile. With ample water and fertilizer the color of the flowers has become much more vibrant also. This is definitely a cultivar you want planted in the ground!

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Jan 29, 2017 8:35 PM

Although registered as a semi-evergreen, in my garden it acts as a dormant even in mild winters. This probably explains why it has done so well for me. I typically lose cultivars that are evergreen or semi-evergreen due to multiple false springs during the winter.

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