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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pardon Me
Hybridized by Apps; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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44 members have or want this plant for trade.

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Nocturnal (noc.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Donn Fischer Memorial Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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6 positives
5 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mdaisyjayne On Apr 7, 2013, mdaisyjayne from Marion, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

Planted several of these last spring (May 2012). Even though the summer was miserably hot and dry, with everyday watering the plants took right off. They bloomed consistently from June though September. They are really pretty!

Positive littlelamb On Jun 10, 2010, littlelamb from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This daylily has a deep red color. It's a smaller daylily so it sits nicely in front of taller daylilies. It has done quite well in the heat and humidity here near the coast. I planted it last Spring in part shade and has come back with no problem.

Neutral nwh On Oct 17, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

It has beautiful dark red flowers w/ darker streaks. The plant blooms late and goes into September after most other daylilies are finished. But it is the slowest daylily to establish that I have ever seen in 20 yrs gardening w/ daylilies. 1st year no blooms, just a few leaves, second year 1 scape w/ 3 flowers, 3rd year 1 scape w/ 6 flowers. At this rate I'll have a good size clump in 10 years. I thought of moving it but afraid that would set it back even more.

Positive SusieSunflower On Jun 22, 2009, SusieSunflower from Wichita, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

To my eyes, I see the color of this one as blood red. A really cute little thing. It's a keeper. I'm hoping it will bloom for me as it did for the lady in SC in 2005.

Neutral Candyce On Jul 19, 2008, Candyce from The Monadnock Region, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Unfortunately, this is one of the day lilies that did not survive our New Hampshire winter of 2007 - 2008. We ordered other day lilies from the same vendor in a 'collection', and about 60% of the collection did not survive.

We have heard from other gardeners in the area that the 'Pardon Me' is a most viable plant for both our soil and our Zone, so we will be attempting to grow it one more time.

Neutral DaylilySLP On Jun 2, 2008, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pardon Me is registered and IS Bright Red, not Pink-Purple as posted. I did send an error report.

Positive perf628 On Jun 19, 2006, perf628 from Gore, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

In 2005, this plant had blooms every day from late May through the October. A little 10-10-10 in the spring and regular dead-heading helped.

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 25, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of our most floriforous daylilies. It's always blooming and blooms in the heat very well. It's a keeper.

Neutral smiln32 On Oct 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Although the blooms will last only for one day, there are many blooms. Pardon Me is considered to be pest and deer resistant. Use for cut flowers, massing, edging, borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Blooms May - July.

Neutral carolann On Nov 2, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Apps - 2.75" red bloom with yellow throat, mid-season bloom, 18" scapes, nocturnal bloomer, fragrant, dormant, rebloomer.

Is one of the daylilies most susceptible to rust

Positive mystic On Jan 27, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great color and a great rebloomer.
Apps (1982)


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

, (2 reports)
Huntsville, Alabama
Meridianville, Alabama
Wedowee, Alabama
Wetumpka, Alabama
Long Beach, California
San Jose, California
Yorba Linda, California
Norwich, Connecticut
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Seymour, Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut
Jacksonville, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Guyton, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Meridian, Idaho
Chicago, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Marietta, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Marion, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
Lane, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Pleasureville, Kentucky
Bordelonville, Louisiana
Trout, Louisiana
Calais, Maine
Durham, Maine
South China, Maine
Baldwin, Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
Rising Sun, Maryland
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Brooklyn, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Albertville, Minnesota
Andover, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Kansas City, Missouri
Bellevue, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Greenville, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Croton On Hudson, New York
Elba, New York
Kinderhook, New York
Rochester, New York
Salt Point, New York
Morehead City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Goshen, Ohio
Granville, Ohio
Hamilton, Ohio
Lucasville, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Nashport, Ohio
Oak Hill, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
West Newton, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Fort Mill, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee (2 reports)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Fredericksburg, Texas
League City, Texas
Montgomery, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Northfield, Vermont
Arlington, Virginia
Herndon, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Smithfield, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cathan, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Orchards, Washington
Woodland, Washington
Birnamwood, Wisconsin
Bristol, Wisconsin
Dallas, Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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