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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Walter Kennedy'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Walter Kennedy
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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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 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:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Color Patterns:
Self
Eyezone
Edge

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Calif_Sue On Nov 25, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:
[(Virgil Earp x Sue Brown) X Tetra Peppermint Delight] 28 MRe. Emo. Nofr. Ev. 5 . 8-way branching (5 laterals plus terminal W). 50-55 buds.
Capturing the color of VIRGIL EARP, the branching and bud count of SUE BROWN and the size and dominant eye of Tetra PEPPERMINT DELIGHT I knew from the first time WALTER KENNEDY bloomed I would use it extensively in crossing.

What I like most about the Tetra PEPPERMINT DELIGHT seedlings besides the size is the clarity and saturation of color. WALTER KENNEDY possesses the richest red color only to be dominated by a huge even deeper velvety red eye and an intense dollop of green in the throat.

WALTER KENNEDY throws red eyes in every base color from red, orange and white. A good breeder and a superb flower. Fertile both ways.



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