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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Strawberry Candy
Hybridized by Stamile; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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9 vendors have this plant for sale.

65 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)
Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Stout Silver Medal
Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)
Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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21 positives
3 neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive KariGrows On Jul 22, 2014, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have found this to be a very reliable bloomer, and one of beautiful true colors. Its one of my prettiest flowers in my large bed of daylilies.

Positive pointgarden On Jan 20, 2014, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

20 buds on 13 scapes and 33 days of bloom.

Positive asturnut On Jun 21, 2013, asturnut from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

In my southern New Jersey garden, Strawberry Candy was a very strong performer in the heat. Plants multiply quickly and send out lots of scapes of clusters pink flowers with peach undertones. I like it so much that it's the first daylily I've purchased since my move to Alaska.. I hope it performs well here also! So far the plant is much smaller than in NJ, but it survived the winter- YAY!

Negative Seedfork On Feb 16, 2013, Seedfork from Enterprise, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a pretty Daylily, but here in this area is is very susceptable to rust.

Positive BlackEarthSquid On Sep 5, 2012, BlackEarthSquid from Black Earth, WI wrote:

Vigorous cultivar, reblooms well. A deeper pink than I expected. Multiplies well and gives lots of fans to share. Love this daylily!

Positive OldPerfessor On Jul 2, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Nice sized plant with medium blooms.

Positive Gabrielle On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nicely colored daylily. Blooms in July in my garden.

Positive braun06 On Apr 8, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I was awaiting to see if it would bloom more peachy in color or be more like photos on the internet or in advertisements, it turned out to flower just as sold as far as color. I have noticed that it doesnt seem to be a fast multiplier in my yard but it is definitely very nice.

Neutral nwh On Oct 17, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

The plant has bloomed well but for me it is a salmon color, not really pink. In fact it is so "salmony" that it isn't very pretty. I really think it is the soil I have, not the light. I have moved it a few times thinking it needed more sun or a little shade or whatever.

Positive 1violetheart On Mar 8, 2009, 1violetheart from Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

This flower has it all! Great form, reblooms, nice color, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, multiplies fast. Need I say more?

Positive kdaustin On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pretty pretty pink daylily you delight me so.
Really nice pink, good reproduction rates, and it blooms very well.
Note:I lift my daylilies every two years, divide if needed, and replant them with a bed of compost, soft rock phosphate, greensand. Mmm..yeah, they do real good.

Neutral DaylilyDiva219 On Jan 22, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I think I would give perennial favorite "Strawberry Candy" a higher rating if I got more pink blooms from it. It's grown well for me, and the flower form is consistently lovely, but the color is more salmon than pink for the most part. I have gotten a few pink blooms, and they're gorgeous, but overall, the salmon color is more persistent.

Positive Mainer On Jan 13, 2008, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Wonderful plant and very hardy, even reblooms in zone 3-5 area of Maine.

Positive Sherlock221 On Aug 1, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This one's a keeper! Increases well, strong plant, good substance on flowers. I've never seen a deformed bloom on this plant -- the flowers are perfect! Very consistent, reliable and hardy. Prolific bloomer. Does well in part shade or sun. Note to people talking about the color: This cultivar tends to look different in different lighting situations. It appears more pink in part shade; more apricot or orangey in full sun. It's really just the lighting.

Positive WUVIE On Jun 22, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Even without reading the tag, this one is obvious.
It even looks like something you would call Strawberry Candy!

Beautiful color is a bit tricky to photograph, but indeed a
lovely selection from the candy series.

Side note...Songbird839, an incorrectly received plant
would not warrant a negative for the cultivar of Strawberry Candy.
The plant's colors do not alter as you mentioned, so
it must not be a true to type. You should check with the person
you purchased it from.

Positive TBGDN On Jul 23, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a new addition to the daylily garden this year. It was among five ordered for fall planting in 2005, and at first seemed not to grow well this spring. I was somewhat doubtful about its reliability: However, that changed when it sent up two scapes. Like so many other daylilies, I find the color a different shade or cast than what is actually described and portrayed in some catalog pictures. Overall, it is exceptionally nice, with the eyezone and thin color line around the edges adding to its appeal.

Positive pajaritomt On Jul 4, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine is sort of tangerine also, but I didn't know it was supposed to be pink. I still like it, though. The eye is rose, though.

Positive grannymarsh On Jan 22, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Plant took 2 years to bloom in its new home, but then bloomed very nicely over a period of time. Best colors with mid-day shade.

Positive samting On Jan 17, 2006, samting from Pekin, ND wrote:

Strawberry Candy thrives in this z 3 climate--beautiful blooms and even rebloomed last summer. Grat plant!

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 25, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely daylily. The colors are luscious and the blooms are a nice large size.

Positive sybiltwo On Mar 14, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A very robust grower and bloomer in my zone 4 garden. Reblooms here consistantly. Deserving of it's Stout Medal status.

Negative Songbird839 On Sep 7, 2004, Songbird839 from Medicine Hat, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

As you can see by the picture I added, this cultivar did not bloom true to description. I was very disappointed when it bloomed with orangey blossoms instead of the pink color it is suppose to be. I guess not all its traits hold true.

Positive leslie5 On Jul 22, 2004, leslie5 from Ithaca, NY wrote:

Wonderful plant--Very floriferous and reblooms in zone 5

Positive TimO On May 31, 2003, TimO from Moneta, VA wrote:

Good grower that multiplies quickly. We get 4.25" blooms. Appropriately named!

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

4" blooms,26" scapes,Stamile (1989)

Positive FLGator On Nov 17, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Consistently beautiful flower. Deserves its almost continous mention on the popularity polls.


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

, (2 reports)
Logan Lake,
Enterprise, Alabama
Gaylesville, Alabama
Houston, Alabama
Madison, Alabama
Anchorage, Alaska
De Queen, Arkansas
San Bernardino, California
San Jose, California
Crawford, Colorado
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Waterbury, Connecticut
Niceville, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Commerce, Georgia
Cornelia, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Thomson, Georgia
Valdosta, Georgia
Eastport, Idaho
Chicago, Illinois
Davis Junction, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Williamsville, Illinois
Albion, Indiana
Elberfeld, Indiana
Greenville, Indiana
Logansport, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Seymour, Indiana (2 reports)
Solsberry, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
Ankeny, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky
Hazard, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Lancaster, Kentucky
Simmesport, Louisiana
Trout, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Revere, Massachusetts
Ware, Massachusetts
Brown City, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Fairfax, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mathiston, Mississippi
Tupelo, Mississippi
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Perryville, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Berlin, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Millville, New Jersey
Woodbury, New Jersey
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Ithaca, New York
Jefferson, New York
Owego, New York
East Bend, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Ellerbe, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Newton, North Carolina
Oxford, North Carolina
Fargo, North Dakota
Pekin, North Dakota
Chandlersville, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Granville, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Uniontown, Ohio
Wooster, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Conway, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Bryan, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Provo, Utah
Montpelier, Vermont
Falls Church, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Linden, Virginia
Moneta, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Smithfield, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Woodland, Washington
Black Earth, Wisconsin
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin
Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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