Daylily 'Time Lord'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Time Lord
Hybridized by Munson
Registered or introduced: 1983
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:



Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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

Plant City, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Lula, Georgia

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Niagara Falls, New York (2 reports)

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Grove City, Ohio

Christiana, Tennessee

Fate, Texas

Houston, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 21, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

TIME LORD arrived to me as two puny little plants, sent free as the grower was dismayed at how bad they were. They grew pretty well. I gave one to a friend. The other bloomed once for me, making me fall in love with it, but has not managed to bloom since, though I still have it. When I find another plant at a reasonable price I'll buy it Occasionally one gets a bad clone, one that didn't get all of the genetics it should have.

The first photo here is pink -- TL is NEVER pink, I've seen it in several gardens over the years. And if it was going to be pink, Florida sun would cause that!

Here is the most extensive description of this flower I've ever found:

TET velvety red with maroon overlay that darkens at the edges, 1/2" orange watermark type e... read more


On Jun 18, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridized by R.W. Munson in 1983. 6 inch bloom on a 30 inch scape. Copper rose red with lime gold throat. Early to mid-season bloomer.