Daylily (Hemerocallis 'What a Surprise') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Rogers-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.25 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bud Count: 36-40
Branching: 5-way
Bloom Traits: Edged
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: lavender with yellow gold edge 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: Night Rapture x Fluff and Stuff
Child plants: 6 child plants

Photo courtesy of Bill Jarvis

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Where do you buy your Daylilies..... by Paul2032 Aug 22, 2019 10:26 AM 37
"Reblooming" Question.. by Gareson Jul 17, 2019 3:48 PM 4
Need Advice re the End of the Day by tx_flower_child Jul 18, 2019 9:41 AM 9
Incidental Seedling by mom2cjemma Jul 13, 2019 7:39 PM 12
Need HELP...How to compost discarded daylilies by petruske Jul 21, 2019 8:01 PM 56
seed pod? by KatyLLL Jul 6, 2019 8:05 AM 4
July 2019 Seedlings by flowerpower35 Aug 3, 2019 2:03 PM 477
July 2019 Blooms by mantisOH Aug 13, 2019 7:55 AM 713
OT ~ The Porch Swing ~ Summer 2019 by Char Aug 22, 2019 11:39 AM 1,158
How does this happen, Without pollination from another type of lily by ZiggyZagTwo Jul 26, 2019 4:15 PM 50
June 2019 blooms by Jillz Jul 3, 2019 1:31 PM 632
June 2019 Seedlings by beckygardener Jul 2, 2019 4:45 AM 440
Hybridizing question? by Seedfork May 14, 2019 11:20 AM 4
Clump Shots 2019 by Seedfork Aug 22, 2019 11:07 AM 458
May 2019 seedlings by spunky1 Jun 1, 2019 7:11 PM 180
Thrips or other little obnoxious critters by mom2cjemma May 3, 2019 5:10 AM 2
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2019 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2019 4:24 AM 1,145
OT ~ The Porch Swing ~ Spring 2019 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2019 4:14 AM 1,431
Can You Guess What This Cross Will Look Like? by beckygardener Jun 18, 2019 4:30 AM 41
Daylilies Received 2019 by spunky1 Apr 13, 2019 2:13 PM 113

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