Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Kiss') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Joiner
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Diamond Dusted
Bloom Form: Double
Color description: light peach with light rose eyezone above light green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2005
Honorable Mention: 2002

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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Dublin Elaine x Frances Joiner
Child plants: 31 child plants

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'Big Kiss' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 1, 2015.

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Who doean't love a Big Kiss?
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Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122Date: Mid to late season 2011.A nice tall plant!!!
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Location: Bronx ,  NYDate: July 2015
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2015-07-23First year in my garden; first bloom.
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Location: Peterborough, ON, CanadaDate: 2015-07-22
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Date: 2005-08-11Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-12-2015
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2017-07-23
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Location: The Lily Farm near Center, TexasDate: 2015-06-10
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-08-09late bloomer
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Comments:
Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 5:40 AM

Tall and proud, this Daylily really stands out for its double blossoms and overall vigor. In my zone 8 garden this is the fastest-spreading variety I own. I was surprised because I thought a fancy double flower would make it a finicky plant, but it is easy and showy at the same time.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Mar 23, 2017 2:34 PM

Big Kiss did not do well in my zone 6 garden last year due to drought. Although it bloomed, it had far fewer blooms than the previous year. It definitely performs much better when regularly watered and fertilized. In 2016, most of my midseason or later bloomers performed poorly due to our drought.

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Plant Events from our members
Lilydaydreamer On September 23, 2018 Maintenance performed
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