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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Night Wings'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Night Wings
Hybridized by Williams; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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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 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:
Non-patented

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

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive DaylilyDiva219 On Feb 1, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've had "Night Wings" for quite a few years - it was one of my earliest acquisitions. The deep, dark color definitely has to be seen to be believed. It really does look black, especially in light shade. It has bloomed faithfully for me in a less than optimum location in the garden, with slow, but steady increase.

Positive daredevil On Oct 23, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

NIGHT WINGS (Williams 85) 30" E (usually ML in zone 6 NY) 6" EV (acts DOR here, but is just as happy in FL where it was hybridized) TET black red self with yellow green throat (DOMINIC X ssedling). Mistakenly registered as a diploid. Often cited as the nearest to true black daylily to date.

Regional...

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

Rockland, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)
Kingsport, Tennessee
Falls Church, Virginia



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