Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Moonlight Orchid'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonlight Orchid
Hybridized by Talbott
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

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:

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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.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

White/Near White

Color Patterns:

Bicolor

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Riverview, Florida

Falmouth, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

Charlotte, North Carolina

Fremont, Ohio

Freedom, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 19, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

MOONLIGHT ORCHID [Talbott 1986] is a 6.5" spiderish daylily of unusual colors on a 28" scape. It is a lavender and near white bitone, with green throat and ruffled petals. I had one some years ago, but planted it in too much shade and lost it to rot. I bought another because I'd gone and fallen in love with the flower. This time it is in great dirt in full sun, and is doing great, bloomed on tall scape. Didn't repeat, but in its first year planted, it's forgiven.