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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Super Purple'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Super Purple
Hybridized by Dove; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1979

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

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:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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1 positive
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative RobertWM On Nov 6, 2010, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

As another gardener said, it's more of a maroon instead of purple but for me, it's quite a poor grower and shy bloomer. I have it next to "Malaysian Monarch" which is a great grower and bloomer, so the contrast between its performance and "Super Purple"s is especially apparent. I doubt that I'll devote yard space to this one much longer.

Positive vossner On Jun 3, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Holds its dark color well in my garden. Though name says purple, it looks more blackish/maroonish to me.

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

1986 James E. Marsh Award

Neutral mystic On Jan 31, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5-6" purple/maroon blooms, 27" scapes


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

Cloverdale, Indiana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Newton, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Richmond, Texas
Bristol, Wisconsin

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