Daylily 'Bertie Ferris'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bertie Ferris
Hybridized by Winniford
Registered or introduced: 1969
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Donn Fischer Memorial Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Pompano Beach, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Moline, Illinois

Ames, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Litchfield, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Marais, Michigan

Dexter, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Elba, New York

Ravenna, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Farmington, Utah

Linden, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 29, 2010, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Love this little cutie! With it's shorter stature of about 20 inches and it's orange sherbert color! It blooms well for me and is fully winter hardy here in NE Ohio. Worth it!
I just bought 3 more!


On May 7, 2010, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

Bertie Ferris really cranks out the flowers for a long time; cheerful, easy, happy. Opens well after cool nights, too. A winner!


On Mar 19, 2006, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Bertie Ferris is a very adorable cultivar best grown
in pots or in mass for effect.

The bloom is small, but you simply can't resist it's charm.


On Aug 17, 2005, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

What a little cutie!


On Jun 8, 2005, Cearbhaill from Russell, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is one of the few daylily cultivars that grows really well for me in South Florida.


On Oct 25, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

a nice flower, early and not yellow - but small-nice to have though.


On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Winniford 1969; Persimmon-orange self