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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'South Seas'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: South Seas
Hybridized by Moldovan; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993

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24-36 in. (60-90 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

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:
Dormant (dor.)


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

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8 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Nice coral colored bloom on a decent sized plant. Not a profuse bloomer for me, but "WOW" what color. Coral orange w/pink/red highlights and yellow throat.

Positive MikenMyrtle On Oct 13, 2011, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

Super color! A really hardy grower here, too.

Positive pointgarden On Oct 5, 2011, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

Tropical in color, large open flower,and 20 buds on strong scapes.

Positive BusybodyT On May 11, 2011, BusybodyT from Okoboji, IA wrote:

This plant is super hardy! It looks beautiful all season long, with continuous blooms.

Positive braun06 On Oct 15, 2008, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice daylily in flower and leaf. This is a unique daylily for northern gardens because of the color. This plant is a very rapid multiplier too.

Positive hart On Feb 24, 2007, hart from Shenandoah Valley, VA wrote:

If you want a daylily that will be covered with blooms for weeks, this is it. This blooms longer than any other daylily in my garden. The color is beautiful and very striking from a distance as well.

Positive Mainer On Jan 27, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

My favorite daylily both for color and rebloom. South Seas survived 25 below zero in a raised bed with no mulch. Raised meaning wooden any shape but no wider than your arm reach on both sides.

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

This lily is one of my favorites. It's luscious color is very hard to capture on film. Must be seen to be truly appreciated. It is hot and tropical! Grows very well in my zone 4 garden.


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

Cloverdale, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Hazard, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Kalkaska, Michigan
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Stillwater, Minnesota
Helena, Montana
Hudson, New Hampshire
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Painesville, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Reading, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Germantown, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Fort Valley, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Stephens City, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin

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