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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Crimson Pirate
Hybridized by Sass; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1951

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
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)

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive goldilocks0613 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.

Positive canadianplant On May 14, 2011, canadianplant from thunder bay
Canada (Zone 4b) wrote:

Grows well in NW Ontario. Second summer, and a bit of a slow start to spring, but its comming back with a vengence, putting on an inch a day if water well.

Cant wait for it to flower this year

Positive pointgarden On Jan 2, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Great star shape,good rich color.Mine is a good builder it was blooming well into oct. in zone 6b.Do not remove old scapes as they will continue to produce new buds.

Positive Mainer 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.

Positive hygamble 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.

Positive AlicemayS 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:

Enterprise, Alabama
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)
Concord, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Butler, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Columbia, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Toone, Tennessee
Conroe, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin

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