Daylily 'Custard Candy'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Custard Candy
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1989
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Stout Silver Medal Runner-up

Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Logan Lake,

Gaylesville, Alabama

Santa Maria, California

Aurora, Colorado

Snellville, Georgia

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Alexandria, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Edgewater, Maryland

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Arlington, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Maryville, Missouri

Sandown, New Hampshire

Endicott, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Monroe, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Garland, Texas

Bountiful, Utah

Linden, Virginia

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 27, 2013, hornetstingme from Bountiful, UT wrote:

(zone 6a) Custard Candy is an outstanding performer! Tons of blossoms every year. Extremely Fertile both ways. Long lasting perfect blossoms; light yellow with a trace of pink and the plant is a quick increaser.


On Jan 21, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

I love how delicate this looks and it is very hardy in my zone. Opens perfectly and one of my favorites.


On Feb 23, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

4.25" blooms,24" scape,Stamile 1989