Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Red Lightning') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Benz
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 30 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: bright red self with green throat

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
Parentage: (Dance Ballerina Dance x sdlg) x Serena Dancer
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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June 2019 blooms by Jillz Jul 3, 2019 1:31 PM 632
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2019 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2019 4:24 AM 1,145
How Could This Have Happened??!! by Legalily Apr 20, 2019 5:56 PM 318
October 2018 blooms by profesora Oct 29, 2018 8:04 AM 84
The sun does not set on daylilies by Gleni May 8, 2019 6:25 AM 544
What are the odds...hybridizing question? by Seedfork Sep 16, 2018 7:14 PM 32
Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2018 (Closed) by Char Sep 25, 2018 5:06 AM 1,115
May 2018 Blooms by beckygardener Jun 5, 2018 11:10 PM 380
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2018 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2018 4:04 AM 1,088
Daylilies of the Antipodes by Gleni Jul 26, 2018 12:19 PM 816
August 2017 Blooms by kousa Sep 1, 2017 5:19 PM 325
Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2017 (Closed) by Char Sep 23, 2017 5:18 AM 975
June 2017 seedlings by gardenglory Jul 5, 2017 8:51 AM 319
Wanted to Find Daylilies Spring 2017 by Charlemagne Aug 14, 2017 8:41 AM 101
Tiny minis by Kabby Feb 4, 2018 4:43 PM 165
Weather In Your Garden ~ Winter 2016 - 2017 (closed) by Char Mar 20, 2017 5:05 AM 1,012
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
Weather In Your Garden ~ Fall 2016 (Closed) by Char Dec 21, 2016 6:35 AM 881
The Southern Hemisphere bursts into bloom. by Gleni Aug 25, 2017 8:03 PM 1,026
Woohoooo super nice surprise! by cybersix Aug 14, 2016 4:11 PM 51

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