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Daylily 'Magic Of Oz'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Magic Of Oz
Hybridized by H. Herrington
Registered or introduced: 1995
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

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:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Crispate (pinched, twisted or quilled floral segments)

Unusual Form

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Harris Olson Spider 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Hebron, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Concord, North Carolina

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 22, 2011, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

'Magic of Oz' is a truely wonderful light pink spider with true emerald green throat like the Emerald City of Oz. All of the Herrington Oz daylily introductions are neat but this one is the one I personally own and is therefore my favorite and it is truely magical. I got it as an extra from Mr. Selman of Blue Ridge daylilies in Alexander NC. I couldn't ask for a heathier more unique and beautiful daylily plant.


On Aug 3, 2006, Marilynbeth wrote:

Beautiful! Love the green in it!

{Green Widow [sdlg (Wind Frills Rainbow Spangles)]}


On Jun 25, 2006, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Magic of Oz is a 37" tall spider with a 7" bloom. It blooms midseason and is reported to be fertile. It is a diploid. Magic of Oz has consistent, beautiful form and a very large green throat. It gets curlier and the petal edges wave as the day goes on which only adds to it's appeal.