Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Ford') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Kirchhoff-D.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 30 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Extra early
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Bud Count: 26-30
Branching: 4-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Halo
Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: garnet red with Chinese red watermark halo above yellow to green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2010
Honorable Mention: 2007
ESB: 2008

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: (Leonard Bernstein x Crimson Wind) x (Torrid Tango x Forever Red)
Child plants: 20 child plants

Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Pruden of Lily House

'Betty Ford' was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 5, 2017.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
Cristated or "bearded" Daylily in cooler climates for hybridizing- I'm in 5A WI by Cpschult Jul 17, 2018 7:15 PM 74
July 2017 Blooms by cybersix Aug 5, 2017 2:26 PM 535
May 2017 Seedling Blooms by spunky1 Jun 2, 2017 6:28 AM 266
2017 Introductions Posted by Betja Dec 9, 2016 3:57 PM 5
5th Daylily of the Day POLL (Closed) by beckygardener Nov 12, 2016 6:34 PM 31
Pete Harry Spring 2015 Intros by Betja Dec 7, 2014 5:41 AM 22
ATP member vote - 2014 Stout Medal by Char Sep 25, 2014 12:16 PM 28
Daylilies arrived by profesora Jul 1, 2014 9:19 PM 362
Stout Medal - lets vote! by daylily Oct 22, 2012 8:18 PM 28
Remarkable Reds by chalyse Jul 17, 2017 9:52 AM 292
Stout Silver Medal Contender Photo Contest by dormantsrule Aug 27, 2012 2:02 PM 0
June in Rita's Garden by Newyorkrita Jul 3, 2012 9:16 PM 204
Received My Order from Ladybug Daylilies! by Betja Mar 16, 2012 5:22 PM 8
Received My Water Mill Gardens Order by Betja Mar 4, 2012 5:12 PM 23
LA Sellers by philljm Feb 22, 2018 8:07 AM 1,759
Your Five Favorite Reds? by Betja Oct 18, 2012 12:25 AM 142
Margo Reed and Jim Murphy - Woodhenge Gardens by Betja Feb 3, 2012 6:01 PM 45
Daylilies in My Long Island Garden by Newyorkrita Jul 10, 2011 4:54 PM 138

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