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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Helix'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Helix
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Extra early (EE)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Spider Variant (petal length to width is 4.0:1 to 5.0:1)

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)


Awards (if applicable):
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TroubleX2 On May 19, 2010, TroubleX2 from Montgomery, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Took a couple of years to establish but wow when it did. Improvement in the bloom is ten fold from last years FFO.
The color is rich and the form is beautiful. A spider your garden shouldn't be without.

Positive vossner On May 10, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

very large blooms, very rich color

Neutral doss On Aug 22, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Released in 2002, "Helix" (Inky Fingers X Web Browser) has 33 scapes with 5 way branching and 30-35 buds. Early morning opening flowers (emo) are 9 x 1 x 1 with a 15 wingspan. Petal length 6, petal width 1. Spider ratio 4.3:1. It is both pod and pollen fertile. (details from Floyd Cove Nursery website 2006).


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

Bakersfield, California
Dayton, Kentucky
Roswell, New Mexico
Montgomery, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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