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Daylily 'Zella Virginia'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Zella Virginia
Hybridized by Kropf
Registered or introduced: 1982
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

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.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:



Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Edwardsville, Illinois

Hoyt, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas

North Yarmouth, Maine

South China, Maine

Brown City, Michigan

Hastings, Michigan

Milford, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Holmdel, New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Rumford, Rhode Island

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 25, 2011, susansconi from Rumford, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

WOW! This one's not just a gorgeous double it puts on quite a performance! Just keeps going on and on! I just purchased a small clump(4 large fans & 2 baby ones) this year, and already 6 scapes! I can see plenty of new fans sprouting too! The color is a gorgeous eye catching melon/peach in my zone 5 garden. It also has one of the best forms I've seen on a double- very full, and looks perfect from morning till night! I have many(very many) daylilies, but this one, so far has to be my most favorite! Also, looks great w/blue butterfly scabiosa or other blue/purple flowers, which shows a beautiful and pleasant contrast!


On Feb 11, 2006, Tree_Climber from Brown City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love Kropf daylilies, and this one is very popular. Named after one of his sisters, it is a 24" plant with lots of 5.5" double cantaloupe blossoms.


On Jan 10, 2005, ownedbycats from Southern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've grown this plant for 3 years, each year it comes back stronger. It has double melon colored blooms. I always get a high bud count and many scapes. A favorite in my garden