Daylily 'Pure And Simple'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pure And Simple
Hybridized by Salter
Registered or introduced: 1993
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cloverdale, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hazard, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brown City, Michigan

Wyoming, Minnesota

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Exeter, New Hampshire

Syracuse, New York

Smithfield, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 22, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Orange sherbet self with olive green throat.
(Alexandra sdlg)


On May 6, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Here is a medium-large plant that has absolutely wonderful blooms that look like "orange sherbet". This is also a profuse bloomer and one of the earliest bloomers in the garden.


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

Have been waiting not so patiently for the FFO on this one, was not disappointed. FFO was small but I'm sure it will improve. I would buy this cultivar again.


On Jul 21, 2006, RavenCroft from Jordan, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hybridized 1993, Introduced in 1994. Most pastels, IMHO, are blah, even en masse. This one is outstanding, even if only a single bloom! Lightly fragrant, with a bit brighter yellow on the ruffled edge. Lots of buds. It has become my favorite lily for it's very showy blooms. It draws your attention immediatley. Absolutely drop dead gorgeous with Purple Flame flox & Crocosmia Lucifer.


On Jan 28, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5.5" blooms, 28" scapes, Salter (1993)


On Nov 7, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Excellent...literally glows in the garden especially in mass.