Daylily 'Black Prince'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Prince
Hybridized by Russell
Registered or introduced: 1942
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36-48 in. (90-120 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

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:


Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Foliage Color:

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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:

Concord, North Carolina

Falls Church, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 25, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bought this daylily from Sheila Martin "Busybeme Historic Daylilies" in Washburn, Illinois on an online auction. it is a Classic Heirlom Historic that gets about 40 inches tall. Extremely old variety circa 1942: Bred by Russel. It's fans are extremely healthy and the color of the vegetative stalks a bit paler than some other historic species leaves such as H. fulva or Dark star. I will post a picture next summer when it blooms and keep this page updated as to the actual precise color of the blooms. mike.


On Jan 14, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I bought this plant at a Daylily Society sale 3 years ago, labeled as "Black Prince", and after 3 years (in a pot) it is not remotely as tall as the registration information indicates it should be. (To be honest, I would not want it to be that tall anyway!) The form is somewhat spider-like, which is also fine with me. I hope what I have isn't mis-labeled. I bought it for the color, which has been satisfactory. It's going in the ground this spring, so we'll see...