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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Violet Etching'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Violet Etching
Additional cultivar information: (Cerise Masterpiece Roses and Gold)
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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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:
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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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Pale Green

Color Patterns:
Self
Edge

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hybridizer notes:

(Cerise Masterpiece X Roses and Gold) 36 MRe. emo. fr. Ev. 6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5. 6-way branching (3 laterals plus terminal w). 45 buds.

VIOLET ETCHING is a pretty amazing flower in so many ways. It comes from two rose flowers, each of which has lavenders and purples in their backgrounds. The pod parent has the lavender MUSICAL MEDLEY and the purple SEIZE THE NIGHT while the pollen parent has the lavender LAKE EFFECT in its background. It points to the recessive nature of the modifiers that give us lavender. VIOLET ETCHING is a huge mauve lavender with a slight blue lavender eye and double edges of blue lavender and chartreuse. The image may show white or pale yellow but the edge in the garden is more chartreuse and usually has numerous chartreuse teeth, as well. I know it sounds kind of gross but green teeth in daylilies, unlike green teeth in people, can be very attractive.

The flowers have excellent substance and are presented on tall well branched scapes. Traditionally, I have taken this flower to lavenders and purples. This year I have taken it to the patterns. I think lavenders are an important key to intricate patterns. This is easily seen in Graces miniature program.
Neat flower and fertile both ways.



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