Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Purple Waters'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Waters
Hybridized by Russell; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1942

» View all varieties of Daylilies

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

9 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)
Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By carolann
Thumbnail #1 of Hemerocallis  by carolann

By 12344
Thumbnail #2 of Hemerocallis  by 12344

By cbrandenburg
Thumbnail #3 of Hemerocallis  by cbrandenburg

By carolann
Thumbnail #4 of Hemerocallis  by carolann

By princes_milady
Thumbnail #5 of Hemerocallis  by princes_milady

By 12344
Thumbnail #6 of Hemerocallis  by 12344

By Kwinn
Thumbnail #7 of Hemerocallis  by Kwinn

There are a total of 14 photos.
Click here to view them all!


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikeman On Sep 6, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very Beautiful Purple Red Daylily. It is An historic Antique from 1942 bred by Russel. I got mine from Carl Weatherman in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Here in NC this is A very late bloomer and gets a bit taller here, for me its abot 36 to 38 inches tall. it starts out like a cherry red and the whole flower gets more and more dark purple as it ages/ declines. mike.

Positive Mainer On Jan 23, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Hardy in my zone and seems to bloom every year partial shade or not.

Positive glennb On Jul 9, 2003, glennb from Elizabethton, TN wrote:

PURPLE WATERS has fabulous maroon-purple petals accented by a yellow center bloom on sturdy stems above mounds of medium green straplike foliage.
Height: 24 to 36 inches with 4 1/2 inch blooms.
Flower Characteristics: Season of Bloom: early to midsummer, rebloom; Foliage Habit: semi-evergreen; Exposure: full sun to partial shade; Spacing: 24 inches. Adapts well to dry or moist conditions.


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

Macomb, Illinois
Beaverton, Michigan
Auburn, New Hampshire
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Concord, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Ravenna, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Kalama, Washington
Bristol, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America