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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Starstruck'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Starstruck
Hybridized by Yonski; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1990

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Dave_Evans On Sep 19, 2012, Dave_Evans from Kenilworth, NJ wrote:

I don't grow either but, Robert, these are two different plants. There is this 'Starstruck' and then there is the one from Oakes which is similar but called 'Star Struck'.

The one listed here, from Yanski ('90), is greener in color while the Oakes ('87) plants has golden colored flowers with a greener throat. How do we get this page to list both cultivars when the names are so similar?

Positive RobertWM On Sep 5, 2011, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

There seems to be some disagreement about what color "Starstruck" really is. I got mine from the hybridizer, Oakes, so I believe I have the correct plant. It is NOT chartreuse like the description here states, and some of the pictures here show. It IS a very attractive yellow/gold with very large showy ruffled blossoms, like other of the pictures show, and as Oakes describes it, that begins mid-season and blooms into late. Mine was a little slow to establish itself but now that it's adapted to its spot, it puts on a great show every year. My only complaint is that it seems to be sterile. I've tried to use its pollen on other daylilies or to set pods on it and nothing. But as a garden plant, it's tops.

I've done further work with 'Starstruck' and it turns out it's not sterile, just a rather difficult pod or pollen parent.


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

Bakersfield, California
Clawson, Michigan
Auburn, New Hampshire
Kenilworth, New Jersey
Cincinnati, Ohio (2 reports)
San Antonio, Texas

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