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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Startle'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Startle
Hybridized by Belden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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3 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive turektaylor On Jun 10, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

it has done much better it's second year. the colors are much
more rich and sharp. it also lasts more than a day...yea !!

Positive mocatmom On Apr 25, 2009, mocatmom from Driftwood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very healthy and blemish-free foliage in my hot, dry climate. Vigorous early growth.

Negative Mainer On Jan 25, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Survived one winter in Maine then bloomed and it seems to have died over the second winter. Bought in 2004 and bloomed 2005. Finally found it because it bloomed in 2010 a bloom. Will try in a different spot and see if it does better, so far not worth the garden space.

Positive That_bob_guy_2 On Jul 20, 2008, That_bob_guy_2 from Kansas City, MO wrote:

I like the way the flower looks, even if it isn't the bright red shown in some pictures.

Neutral lilyq On Jun 12, 2008, lilyq from Fairfax, MN wrote:

my flower looks like the one popsted by "mgh"...I was hoping it would look more like the other ones posted...a bright red, but it's not. Maybe it will change though since I haven't had it very long.


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

Logan Lake,
Bakersfield, California
Cordele, Georgia
Winterville, Georgia
Palmyra, Illinois
Hebron, Kentucky
Horse Cave, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Falmouth, Maine
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Brown City, Michigan
Carleton, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Kansas City, Missouri
Cut Bank, Montana
Averill Park, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Friedensburg, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
River Falls, Wisconsin

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