Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Best Kept Secret'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Best Kept Secret
Hybridized by Kirchhoff
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Coral/Apricot

Color Patterns:

Self

Watermark

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Regional

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

Merritt Island, Florida

Broxton, Georgia

Lafayette, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rockland, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Vidor, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 13, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridized by D. Kirchhoff in 1990. 5.5 inch bloom on a 28 inch scape. rose pink with coral rose watermark. Evergreen, mid-season bloomer, repeats. Fragrant and extended bloomer. Parentage: (Ming Porcelain X Inner View) X Tetra Blue Happiness. 1998 Award of Merit