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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Swirling Water'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Swirling Water
Hybridized by Carpenter; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
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

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Purple

Color Patterns:
Self
Eyes/Banded

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:
Diploid

Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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Profile:

4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive OldPerfessor On May 12, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

My first daylily. Medium sized plant with large purple blooms, creamy interior w/golden throat.

Positive MollyJane On Apr 16, 2010, MollyJane from Ravenna, OH wrote:

Avery dependable purple that does not fade in full sun. Very vigorous -I divided it the second year.

Positive 2zeus On Jun 18, 2008, 2zeus from (Zone 7b) wrote:

A good performer, even when rudely ripped out in mid-season, and moved halfway across the yard - didn't even seem to notice. A favourite.

Positive sybiltwo On Mar 15, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This one is a stunner at clump strength in my zone 4 garden.

Neutral poppysue On Jan 26, 2004, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

1981 James E. Marsh Award

Neutral mystic On Feb 5, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6.5" blooms,22" scapes,Carpenter K 1981

Regional...

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

Fairfield, Illinois
Bettendorf, Iowa
Hazard, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Brown City, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Milford, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Auburn, New Hampshire
Elba, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Parkman, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
North Augusta, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Franklin, Wisconsin
Lake Shangrila, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin



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