Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Bittersweet Honey'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bittersweet Honey
Hybridized by Viette
Registered or introduced: 1979
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Color Patterns:

Blend

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

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Regional

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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Falmouth, Maine

Halifax, Massachusetts

Auburn, New Hampshire

Asheville, North Carolina

Albany, Oregon

Falls Church, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 28, 2015, Margosgarden from Asheville, NC wrote:

All my other daylilies are finishing and Bittersweet Honey is still blooming, way longer than I thought it would go. It is the end of July and the plant is very covered with color blooms while one or two flowers remain on other daylilies. I have over 30 registered named daylilies and would like to find some late season bloomers to go into August if that is possible.

Positive

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

I got Bittersweet Honey at the Daylily & Wine Festival at Andre Viette's nursery about 2 years ago, and it's a wonderful cultivar. Very distinctive form and a beautiful combination of colors, with a very long period of bloom.