Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Intelligent Design') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Emmerich
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Early Morning Opener (EMO)
Bud Count: 10-15
Branching: 3-way
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: pink lavender with merlot wine eye above green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2011
Honorable Mention: 2007

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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Mask of Eternity x Ancient Reflections
Child plants: 22 child plants

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Larry's ObsessionLarry's Obsession
February 27, 2014

About three months ago, I began an odyssey that took me to places that, in my life long journey as a gardener, I never would have imagined. It all began with a daylily seedling.

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Location: my gardenDate: 2014-07-26
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Location: At home in Aiken, SC Date: 2016-08-05Very reliable rebloom and every bloom is perfect!  Love it!
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2017-09-24
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Location: IowaDate: 2018-06-25
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Date: 2005-07-01Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Garden of Jim Stauffer Lancaster, PaDate: 2013-07-21
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Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5bDate: 2015-07-17A real beauty and rebloomer in my garden
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2015-12-22
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Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Dec 3, 2011 6:12 AM

Very vivid & dramatic eye zone on this daylily. Multiplies & blooms well in my zone 4a garden.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 19, 2013 6:19 PM

Intelligent Design is another one of hybridizer Karol Emmerich's stunning creations. It has a lovely light purple flower with a darker purple, dramatic eye zone. I have mine close to my back kitchen door where I can always easily see it as it blooms.

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Posted by Pattyw5 (La Salle Illinois - Zone 5a) on Feb 6, 2015 11:13 AM

Took a couple of years to settle in for me. The color is good and strong with ample rebloom. In very rich soil this year, it scaped 3 times. That was certainly a surprise.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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August 2018 blooms by Charlemagne Sep 3, 2018 12:09 PM 516
July 2018 Seedlings by kousa Aug 4, 2018 4:01 PM 350
June 2018 Blooms by GenXNEGeorgia Jul 3, 2018 5:57 PM 586
Winter losses? by bluegrassmom May 27, 2018 6:28 AM 91
August 2017 Blooms by kousa Sep 1, 2017 5:19 PM 325
July 2017 Seedlings by kidfishing Nov 13, 2017 6:57 PM 206
What Did You Do In Your Daylily Garden Today? by bloominholes2fill Apr 21, 2019 9:05 PM 2,338
June 2017 Blooms by Altheabyanothername Aug 10, 2017 11:40 PM 645
June 2017 seedlings by gardenglory Jul 5, 2017 8:51 AM 319
How Many New Daylilies You Have Coming This Spring? by kousa May 6, 2017 6:52 AM 89
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2017 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2017 1:29 PM 1,015
2017 Daylily Orders Recieved by spunky1 Nov 1, 2017 6:17 PM 339
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
What are your best cold morning openers? by Charlemagne Aug 27, 2016 12:34 PM 23
Seedlings for June 2016 by spunky1 Jul 2, 2016 9:35 AM 394
What new Daylily cultivars did you add this year. by kssmith Aug 20, 2015 8:31 AM 72
Looking for? by bluegrassmom Aug 4, 2015 5:21 PM 7
Daylily Alphabet .... Show Us Your "I's" by Hemlady Feb 29, 2016 3:08 AM 38
Instant Rebloom by GDJCB Nov 28, 2014 2:07 PM 22
ATP member vote - 2014 Stout Medal by Char Sep 25, 2014 12:16 PM 28

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