Daylily 'Cabbage Flower'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Cabbage Flower
Additional cultivar information:(Twin Crown Nagasaki)
Hybridized by Kirchhoff
Registered or introduced: 1984
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Extra early (EE)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Ida Munson Award (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Dayton, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Kansas City, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Ithaca, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Barberton, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lynchburg, Ohio

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Germantown, Tennessee

Kingsport, Tennessee

Colmesneil, Texas

Vinton, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 24, 2015, Tracey25 from Colmesneil, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Cabbage Flower is one of those flowers that "makes you look" because of its color and intensity. Gets better every year. Truly gorgeous. Somewhat shorter in stature than most daylilies, so put it in towards the front of your beds.


On Oct 30, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Double, Pastel lemon yellow self with green throat.


On Aug 1, 2006, lilydaydreamer from Dayton, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Looks promising. I obtained several small single fans last year. Blooms this year were few but plants are still small. For the size of the plant the double blooms are very large. Color is an even light yellow except for some greening in the throat.


On Mar 21, 2006, suel from Vinton, VA wrote:

I live in Vinton, VA (Z6/7) and have Cabbage Flower in a west-facing garden in clayey soil with sun starting at 2:00 pm. My daylily starts blooming in spring and flowers off and on until fall!!! I wasn't expecting so much repeat. It is like the energizer bunny of daylilies for me. The blooms are substantial and the double bloom is so pretty.