Daylily 'Sir Modred'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sir Modred
Additional cultivar information:(Bama Bound Total Eclipse)
Hybridized by Webster
Registered or introduced: 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:


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:

Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



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

New Haven, Connecticut

Waterbury, Connecticut

Coatesville, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Anoka, Minnesota

Fargo, North Dakota

Newport, Rhode Island

Lubbock, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 7, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Black red self with greenish chartreuse throat.


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

One of my best darks,second only to black pearl,very high bud count at 21 per scape,holds up well in hot sun.


On Jun 27, 2009, Sunshines2day from Lubbock, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:

These blooms hold their color precisely throughout the 100 degree Texas heat.


On Aug 6, 2008, nanny_56 from Putnam County, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of my favorites this year! A very striking and handsome flower. I planted it next to South Seas which made a very attractive combo. Mine is in a west northwest exposure, so it is in the very hot late afternnoon sun until sunset. The color held beautifully. It has very good heavy substance also.

If you are looking for a dark daylily I would highly recommend Sir Modred.


On Sep 25, 2007, amethystsm from belleville, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

i did not notice any fragrance with mine.
Knowing nothing about daylilies, i thought these would make a nice compliment to the Happy Returns planted by the landlords.
Boy was i surprised! They look like they could eat the Happy Returns for lunch. (Not exactly a subtle addition!) They are MUCH larger than the HR - i'd guess the scapes were 22" - 28" - and dark burgundy with bright gold yellow inside.
They are extraordinarily striking flowers - beautiful!