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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Christmas Tidings'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Tidings
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 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:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Spatulate (segments markedly wider at the end)
Unusual Form

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Color Patterns:
Eyes/Banded

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral doss On Aug 21, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

"Christmas Tidings" [(Swirling Spider x Ruby Spider) X Long Stocking] has 30 scapes with 3 way branching and 20-25 buds. Early opening flowers (emo) are 8 x 1 7/8 x 1 . Very pod and pollen fertile. (Notes taken from the Floyd Cove Nursery website 2006)

Regional...

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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Goshen, Kentucky
Brown City, Michigan
North Augusta, South Carolina



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