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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bela Lugosi
Hybridized by Hanson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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26 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Lenington All-American Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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4 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hornetstingme On Apr 27, 2013, hornetstingme from Bountiful, UT wrote:

(Zone 6a)
Bela Lugosi has bloomed consistently and abundantly for me every year for the past five years. It has increased well also. Rich unusually dark long lasting blossoms. Highly Recommended.

Negative pointgarden On Oct 5, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

trashed mine,2 years of weak growth I don't have room for week plants.

Positive treytop On Jan 30, 2010, treytop from Northfield, VT wrote:

This daylily seems to take a while to get going, but once it does, it is beautiful. I bought one bareroot plant that took years to bloom, so I bought another one potted. That one bloomed the first year, thankfully. Now, after a few more years, both are providing impressive blooms. In northern areas, make sure it is in full sun.

Neutral Mainer On Jul 29, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

This plant fooled me into thinking it died for I bought in back in 2005 and it never bloomed until 2009. Lovely purple but I hope it is not going to take another four years to bloom again.

Positive kdaustin On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice dark purple...though not as dark in my central tx garden's heat as in a cooler clime as I dreamed it would be.
Still, very pretty and a good bloomer. Have only had for two years so can't say much more longterm.

Positive LilyLover_UT On Jan 16, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

(Hanson '95) 33" M Sev Tet 5.5". AM '01. Dark purple with a lemon-lime throat. Fabulous! Fertile both ways. Doesn't fade as much as most purples.


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

San Bernardino, California
Denver, Colorado (2 reports)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Clyde, Kansas
Olathe, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Russell, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Rockland, Maine
South China, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Westminster, Maryland
Hatfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Cut Bank, Montana
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
New Milford, New Jersey
Rochester, New York
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Felicity, Ohio
Fremont, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Springfield, Ohio
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Albany, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Coal Center, Pennsylvania
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Hixson, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Bountiful, Utah
Ogden, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Northfield, Vermont
Falls Church, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin

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