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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Smoky Mountain Autumn'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Smoky Mountain Autumn
Hybridized by Guidry; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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17 members have or want this plant for trade.

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Lenington All-American Award (or runner-up)
L. Ernest Plouf Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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8 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive NancyMcD On Aug 9, 2011, NancyMcD from Grand Marais, MI wrote:

This outstanding daylily grows well in our Zone 4 sandy soil. Extremely beautiful, fragrant flowers have a bit of ruffle, yet retain grace. The color blend can't be beat, with depth, mystery, and brightness all at once. Visitors all want it. This is one of my top ten daylilies.

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

Survived the Maine winter in the sheltered section after being planted in Sept which is frost time around here. Bloomed early mid season a shade not usual for the time and it was just gorgeous for a first year bloom.

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

After many years of wanting "Smoky Mountain Autumn", I got it at the end of summer in 2006. It bloomed in 2007. The flower shape varied a bit from bloom to bloom, but the color was a gorgeous blend of peach, coral and dusty pink with a deep golden throat. I was very happy with it! Having seen all the different photos of it posted on this page, I'll be interested to see how mine looks in 2008.

Positive sanannie On Nov 11, 2006, sanannie from White Lake, ON (Zone 4b) wrote:

I love this one. Starts out the day with a pinker tone and turns to a smoky peach by days end. Gorgeous.

Positive corgimom On Jun 7, 2006, corgimom from Pontotoc, MS (Zone 7b) wrote:

beautiful mix of pinks and corals

Positive lilystorm On Jan 2, 2005, lilystorm from San Jose, CA wrote:

Just an amazing color that really does remind one of autumn. An instant favorite.

Positive dill On Jun 30, 2004, dill from Greenwood, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The image by Carolann, Nov. 14, 03 of Smoky Mountain Autumn appears to be the most accurate of the 6 images shown. Grows well here in Zone 7 as well as mountains of North Georgia.

Positive gregfaithemily On Jun 28, 2004, gregfaithemily from Seymour, IN wrote:

This is a subtle beauty. One of my favorites.

Neutral mystic On Jan 30, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5-6" blooms,18" scapes


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

San Jose, California
Waterbury, Connecticut
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Seymour, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Brown City, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Grand Marais, Michigan
Clinton, Mississippi
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Fulton, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Richmond, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Racine, Wisconsin

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