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: Non-patented
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: Single
Bloom Color: Red
Color Patterns: Self
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Jan 27, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Great color and a great rebloomer.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) 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 Aldora, Georgia Guyton, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Tunnel Hill, Georgia Meridian, Idaho Chicago, Illinois East Hazel Crest, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Marietta, Illinois Moline, Illinois Gulivoire Park, Indiana Macy, Indiana Marion, Indiana Rocky Ripple, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana Lane, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Calvert City, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Pleasureville, Kentucky Bordelonville, Louisiana Trout, Louisiana Calais, Maine Durham, Maine South China, Maine Bethesda, Maryland Rising Sun, Maryland Amesbury, Massachusetts Bloomfield Township, Michigan Brooklyn, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Mount Pleasant, Michigan Owosso, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Andover, Minnesota Kansas City, Missouri Bellevue, Nebraska Auburn, New Hampshire Sandown, New Hampshire Bridgewater, New Jersey Clearbrook Park, New Jersey Los Alamos, New Mexico Elba, New York Kinderhook, New York Rochester, New York Salt Point, New York Morehead City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Bay View, Ohio Blue Ash, Ohio Goshen, Ohio Granville, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Lucasville, Ohio Mount Gilead, Ohio Nashport, Ohio Oak Hill, Ohio Perrysburg, Ohio Ravenna, Ohio Portland, Oregon Salem, Oregon Ephrata, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania West Newton, 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 Rushmere, Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia Cathan, Washington Kalama, Washington Orchards, Washington Woodland, Washington Birnamwood, Wisconsin Eau Claire, Wisconsin Lake Shangrila, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin River Falls, Wisconsin Tomah, Wisconsin