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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Best Kept Secret'

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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

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

Color Patterns:
Watermark

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral yogaman 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

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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