Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Dark Temptation'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Dark Temptation
Hybridized by J. Benz
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Purple

Color Patterns:

Self

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):

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Water Requirements:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 1, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Purple self above green throat. (Iron Eagle Tet. Grand Masterpiece)

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On Oct 3, 2006, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes: (Benz) tet 36" M. Dor. (Iron Eagle X Tet. Grand Masterpiece) This 6" royal-purple with small lime-green throat has it all; a total package. Round and ruffled, with very wide sepals, holds its velvety sheen in hottest sun. 30 or more buds are spread out evenly on a huge thick scapes with 3-4 lateral branches and a terminal cluster. Scapes are ramrod straight, and very strong; foliage is huge, blue-green, and arches nicely. When established, this is one magnificent clump of purple. Fertile both ways; pods are very difficult.