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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Charles Johnston'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Charles Johnston
Hybridized by Gates; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1983

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Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
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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:
Single

Bloom Color:
Red

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive pointgarden On Jun 14, 2012, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Great large red lots of buds

Positive Mainer On Jan 20, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

One of my favorites and is an ancestor of Scarlet Orbit which also produces many, many, many blooms. This is defintely a keeper and part of my hybridizing program.

Positive DaylilyDiva219 On Jan 16, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I received "Charles Johnston" as a bonus plant, and missed the first year's bloom while I was out of town. My neighbor, a professional horticulturist, informed me that it was "a keeper", but forgot to take a photo for me. ;-) It didn't bloom at all the second year for some reason, but for the last 2 years, it has really taken off, and I have to say it was worth the wait. It's a large flower, with a beautiful form with deep red color. My only caveat would be to recommend some afternoon shade so the color will hold up all day. It's not as sunfast as some other reds that I have.

Neutral mystic On Feb 1, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" red blooms with green throat, 24" scapes,Gates L. 1983

Regional...

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

Wrens, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Fanwood, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Friedensburg, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Amarillo, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Cambridge, Wisconsin



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