Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Fairy Tale Pink') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Pierce-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 24 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: pink self with green throat
AHS Awards: Stout Silver Medal: 1990
Award of Merit: 1987
Honorable Mention: 1984
PC: 1986

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: Quiet Melody x Janet Gayle
Child plants: 266 child plants

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July 18, 2015

This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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'Fairy Tale Pink' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 20, 2018.

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Location:  Bronx NYDate: July 2014
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Location: TexasFairy Tale Pink
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Location: Jacksonville, TexasDate: 2015-06-18
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-02
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Location: homeLovely, very pale pink.  First year bloom.
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Location: homeDate: 2014-07-25Beautiful whisper soft pink!  Always looks good!
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Location: Melvindale, Michigan 48122Date: Mid season 2011A very nice older cultivar.
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-03
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
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Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
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Location: Bronx NYDate: Summer 2013
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2007-0706
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-19
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Location: homeDate: 2014-06-28No one should be without this daylily!  It has perfect form and s
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Location: Bronx NYDate: July 2014
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Location: homeDate: 2014-07-22Beautiful whisper soft pink!  Always looks good!
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Location: homeDate: 2014-07-22Beautiful whisper soft pink!  Always looks good!
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-06-24
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-06-24
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-06-25first bloom on a 1st year plant
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-07-24Last 'Fairy Tale Pink' bloom in 2016
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Date: 2018-06-25
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-26- A pale, blush pink in the hot afternoon heat.
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Location: southern KYDate: 2005-01-04
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-03
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-07
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Date: 2003-07-12Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Ellies Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Date: 2004-08-16Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2007-0706
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Location: 382 River Road, Pequea, PA 17565Date: July 11, 2015Nice against a backdrop of green foliage
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-19Last bloom of the 2017 season
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 26, 2014 9:06 PM

Hemerocallis 'Fairy Tale Pink' is a wonderful daylily. Pretty pinkish color and perfect flower when it blooms. A great grower in areas throughout the U.S.

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Posted by Natalie (North Central Idaho - Zone 7a) on Jul 17, 2015 10:17 PM

I have always considered Fairy Tale Pink to be the perfect daylily. My favorite daylily color is pink, and this one doesn't disappoint with the color! I really love everything about it. It has bloomed very well for me in zone 5a, where I had it in partial shade, and in zone 7a, where it is in full sun. Nothing seems to bother it, and I always smile when I see it! It's perfect!

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Apr 19, 2018 8:30 AM

Fairy Tale Pink is a very reliable bloomer. It even performs well in a small container. I had it in a narrow windowbox for years and that never stopped it from blooming. I moved it out of the windowbox a couple of years ago and it hasn't made the transition well. It still blooms but has lost fans and hasn't seemed as vigorous. I'm hoping that it does much better this year now that it has had a chance to settle in.

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