Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Joiner
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991
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
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Dublin Elaine x Frances Joiner
Child plants: 33 child plants

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Common names
  • Daylily

'Big Kiss' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 1, 2015.
Photo Gallery
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2018-08-18
The bloom is almost a cream, rather than peach, in the cooler wea
Photo by jkporter
Location: South Carolina 
Date: July

Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-08-26
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Big Kiss')
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2021-08-10
in pot on deck
Location: Iowa
Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Date: 2022-06-08
RemasterDirector_V0
Location: MY GARDEN
Date: 2008-07-27
Photo by jkporter
Photo by blue23rose
Location: Milton, NY
Date: 2022-08-05
Location: Iowa
Date: 2020-07-22
Photo by pdermer1x
Location: Koeln,  Germany
Date: 2009
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2021-06-24
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-07-04
Big Kiss

Who doean't love a Big Kiss?
Photo by Joy
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-07
'Big Kiss' buds
Location: southern KY
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June 24,2020
Pictured with Parade of Peacocks
Photo by Cynthia59P
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2018-07-06
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2015-07-23
First year in my garden; first bloom.
Location: Decatur. IL
Date: 7-9-22

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-08
'Big Kiss' threw a single bloom
Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122
Date: Mid to late season 2011.
A nice tall plant!!!
Location: MY GARDEN
Date: 2008-07-27
Location: Bronx ,  NY
Date: July 2015

Date: 2005-08-11
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2017-07-23
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2019-06-28
Big Kiss decided she was thru with doubling today! Still spectacu
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Knoxville, TN
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-22
Location: Naperville
Date: july 2019
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2020-06-22
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June25,2019
Wonderful large blooms! 32"tall
Location: southern KY
Date: 6/22/2019

Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June28,2019
Big Kiss..as a single & background in her Glorious double! Parade
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June 23,2019
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2009-07-01
Photo by SCButtercup
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2020
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 7-12-2015
Photo by plantcollector

Big Kiss in my garden.
Location: southern KY
Date: 2020-07-04

Date: 2012-06-26

   Photo Courtesy of Ellies Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Arkansas Zone 8
Date: 2011-06-22
Big Kiss

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.

Photo Courtesy of Garfield Gardens Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-08-09
late bloomer
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-22
not as full as usual
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2007-06-21

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Location: The Lily Farm near Center, Texas
Date: 2015-06-10
Comments:
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 5:40 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Mar 23, 2017 2:34 PM concerning plant:
    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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