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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Drop Dead Gorgeous'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Hybridized by J. Salter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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

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

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hybridizer notes: DROP DEAD GORGEOUS---(Duchess of Diamonds x Serene Thoughts) x (Dreams of Destiny x J.T. Davis) 28scapes. 7flowers. Semi-evergreen to dormant. Early midseason. Recurrent. A very large pale cream flower with a touch of warm yellow to the color. The form is very large, broad and full with the petal edges being intricately ruffled and looped. Substance is very smooth and heavy. Scapes are well branched. Fertile. A huge flower with dramatic impact. Tetraploid.

Regional...

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

Tupelo, Mississippi
Franklin, Wisconsin



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