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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Daring Deception
Hybridized by Salter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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23 members have or want this plant for trade.

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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2 positives
1 neutral
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Mainer On Jan 12, 2008, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Not impressed with this one. Died twice when bought and the third after second year blooms looks like a flesh wound to be exact. It falls apart or is shredded when it rains heavily. Third year now still looks like a flesh wound so it went Into the composter. Do not want to breed those characteristics into my seedlings. I am going for hardiness and opening easily besides pretty. I do not want to weaken them.

Positive montsho On Jun 8, 2007, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I did not like the color of the first bloom I got on my first year plant. It reminded me of a flesh wound. However, after seeing the subsequent blooms this flower has grown on me. It has nice bluegreen cast to the leaves. I have it in a bed with Little Witching Hour and Little Grapette.

Positive Goodgoods On Jun 3, 2007, Goodgoods from Rogersville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I ordered and planted 6 different daylilies in 2006. Daring Deception, a year later, is the one with the biggest form and most blooms. The others I ordered are only half as large. The color is beautiful. I recommend it if you like pink/rose daylilies.

Negative mickgene On Jun 24, 2006, mickgene from Linden, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This daylily has until the end of this year to improve its appearance or else...

Neutral mystic On Feb 26, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5" blooms,24" scape, Salter 1994


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bella Vista, Arkansas
Sacramento, California
Waterbury, Connecticut
Spring Hill, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Roopville, Georgia
Snellville, Georgia
Moline, Illinois
Seymour, Indiana
Lancaster, Kentucky
Ferriday, Louisiana
Revere, Massachusetts
Ware, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Wayzata, Minnesota
Sandown, New Hampshire
Brockport, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Hugo, Oklahoma
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Celina, Tennessee
Hixson, Tennessee
Rogersville, Tennessee
Cedar Park, Texas
Collinsville, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Linden, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin

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