Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: 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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball
Bloom Time: Midseason (M)
Flower Size: Large (more than 4.5" diameter)
Blooming Habit: Nocturnal (noc.) Extended (ext.)
Flower Type: Spider (petal length to width is 5.0:1 or more)
On May 6, 2012, goldilocks0613 from Conroe, TX wrote:
I can't imagine this plant not growing anywhere except the most harsh conditions. In my zone 8 garden, it just blooms profusely and increases with abandon. I have divided and moved clumps several places. It would make a great border or property separating plant group. Not only is it a thick grower, but it just blooms and blooms. Doesn't seem to fade much in the full sun, either.
On Jan 21, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:
It is very hardy in my zone and I love the darker velvety red bit in the center of the bloom. The shape is lovely too and different from the modern daylilies. I place it with my irises also hybridized by Sass.
On Aug 13, 2006, hygamble from Charlottesville, VA wrote:
I have many beautiful daylilies but this is my favorite. Last year in my Charlottesville garden it bloomed from early June into October without pause. Honest! Its size, balance, form and foliage are all lovely. It was bright red and along with all the blooms it grew what I think are called embellishments, which I would have rooted for new plants had I known to do so. This year the roofers threw cedar shakes on them, then walked on them; and the tree men dropped branches on them and walked on them. The survivors are still blooming, though the red is dark and rather angry! Today I moved them to a bed of their own and found the identifying label I planted with them 3 years ago -- hence this note.
On Nov 24, 2004, AlicemayS from Florence, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
A very easy to grow medium sized daylily. Prolific blooms that don't fall over in wind/storms. Vigorous growth habit but not invasive.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Elk Grove, California Hayward, California Salvisa, Kentucky Durham, Maine Lebanon, Maine Florence, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts Sandwich, Massachusetts Gladwin, Michigan Decatur, Mississippi Marietta, Mississippi Endicott, New York Niagara Falls, New York (2 reports) Elizabeth City, North Carolina Morehead City, North Carolina North Ridgeville, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Butler, Pennsylvania Newport, Rhode Island North Augusta, South Carolina Seven Oaks, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Toone, Tennessee Conroe, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Rose City, Texas San Antonio, Texas Charlottesville, Virginia Kalama, Washington Marion, Wisconsin