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Nov 3, 2017 6:01 PM CST
'Shaka Zulu' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Moldovan.
It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1999
This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shaka Zulu') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shaka Zulu')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Nov 4, 2017 11:42 AM CST
|It is one of the best purples that I grow here.It has pretty foliage and strong scapes as well as being sunfast for a purple.It is also a good parent for hardy seedlings.|
southern Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Nov 4, 2017 5:16 PM CST
|I've only got this one in 2015, but so far I can confirm everything Boyd says. I am pretty sure mine is a bit taller than 28", listed as a rebloomer, but has not rebloomed yet for me but does bloom really well.|
Nov 4, 2017 5:24 PM CST
|Second year blooming for me and it has done better but that isn't saying much. I probably have it in too much shade but others in the same conditions do better. So far it has been pollen fertile for me but I can't set pods on it.|
Nov 7, 2017 6:07 AM CST
|I got Shaka Zulu in 2013 and it has at least tripled in fans. Even though it is not high in bud count (maybe 10) or branching (2-way), the color is just beautiful. It blooms in my zone 6b garden from the last week of June to mid-July, about three weeks. |
It gets almost full sun, so it loses a bit of its lustre throughout the day, but is still very purple. This picture was taken 6/26/15 at about 6pm and I think it still looks pretty darn good even if the picture itself isn't the best, lol! You can also see in this picture that it blooms just above the foliage. At one time I had Francis of Assisi, a child plant of Shaka Zulu's and it bloomed just barely at the top of the foliage. I would prefer blooms that are several inches above the foliage.
This picture was taken on 6/21/15, and has lots of scapes to make up for the low bud count. I do not recall ever seeing rust on Shaka Zulu, a big plus!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Nov 8, 2017 6:37 AM CST
|I received Shaka Zulu this year and It didn't bloom yet. Based on the positive comments, I should be happy this spring. |