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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Morrie Otte'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Morrie Otte
Hybridized by Salter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TerriFlorida On Oct 2, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

I have been very impressed with MORRIE OTTE. I knew I would like the flower, I'd seen enough photos to know. But you can't tell what the plant will be like until you grow it. This one has proven to be a joy. The leaves are a good clear green, no yellowness. The flowers are held above the foliage. The scapes are loaded with buds, so the bloom time is pretty long. And, it reblooms! The only problem I have is that I planted it too far from the path!

11/7 -- I just discovered that MORRIE OTTE has rotted away to nothing, when all the daylilies around it are doing fine to great. How disappointing! Rot is caused by several pathogens, the kind I usually 'see' in daylilies is rapid and leaves no trace of the plant. It can happen within a week. I have a big garden, and a family, and a life outside gardening, so there are times that I don't see part of the garden for that long. I have not examined this particular area closely since the daylilies got done blooming in July. The mulch is deep, the weeds are not abundant there, grin.

Unless others down here have experienced this same event, my tale of woe means only that my particular plant suffered some injury which allowed the soil-bourne fungus entry to its crown. There are a few daylilies reported to rot often, in several areas. MORRIE OTTE isn't one of those, to my knowledge. I don't use chemicals unless forced to, so if I have a susceptible plant, it isn't long for this world. It's very sad in this case. MORRIE OTTE is truely a striking little flower.


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

Plant City, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Coshocton, Ohio

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