Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hakuna Matata') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Schaben
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 50 inches
Bloom size: 5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bud Count: 41-45
Branching: 6-way
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: pink lavender with darker blue eye and huge chartreuse watermark above deep olive green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Lavender Blue Baby x North Wind Dancer


'Hakuna Matata' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 21, 2016.

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Posted by Pattyw5 (La Salle Illinois - Zone 5a) on Jan 22, 2015 10:30 AM

The color in my photo is not representative of this flower. Posted to show the branching and budding typical of this plant. Bud count is between 40 to 50. Fabulous color in this flower.

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Posted by TreeClimber (Michigan - rural - Zone 5a) on Aug 23, 2014 3:14 PM

A favorite! Great branching and lots of well-spaced blooms. Lovely purple color for the late season. Pod and pollen fertile.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Aug 23, 2014 3:41 PM

Although I just got Hakuna Matata this July, I bought it specifically because it was just getting ready to bloom in mid-July in zone 6 and had LOTS of buds and great branching. Its scapes are more than capable to support the 50" height. Tried to use pollen from HM on Fairy Tale Pink, Raspberry Wine, and Big Kiss, but none of them took. Also tried to set pod on HM with pollen from Raspberry Wine, but that didn't work either. Will definitely try again next year.

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Posted by Tree_climber (Brown City, MI) on Jan 1, 2015 9:45 AM

Give it another try, I have found that HM is easily pod fertile, but I'm not sure if I've used its pollen.

I loaded it up with pods using "Embroidery Stitching" and "Great Auntie Picklebottom" this past summer.

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Posted by floota (Roanoke, VA - Zone 7a) on Apr 14, 2013 2:46 PM

I ordered this from Gary Schaben after seeing it as a seedling in his garden at the 2007 National Convention.

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