Daylily 'Midnight Magic'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Midnight Magic
Hybridized by Kinnebrew
Registered or introduced: 1979
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Lenington All-American Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Huntsville, Alabama

Madison, Alabama

Riverview, Florida

Lilburn, Georgia

Norcross, Georgia

Logansport, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Cincinnati, Ohio (2 reports)

Fremont, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Black red self with green throat. (Ed Murray Kilimanjaro)


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

MIDNIGHT MAGIC flowers look and feel like they are made of tooled leather. For a flower that lasts a day, that's amazing! It has not recovered as fast from the move to Plant City as my other really dark daylily, Evening Enchantment, did. But it will recover I am sure. Paired with gold daylilies and other perennials, this one is a real stand-out in the garden.


On Jan 24, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5.5" black-red blooms, 28" scapes

1983 Richard C. Peck Memorial Award Winner