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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sebastian
Hybridized by Williams
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Color Patterns:

Self

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

Arbuckle, California

Lula, Georgia

Edgewater, Maryland

Apex, North Carolina (2 reports)

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 14, 2009, snowleopard77 from Apex, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is doing wonderful in my Garden. I planted 1 of these from a vendor because I like the color, and a year later I went back and bought a second from a different vendor not realizing I already had one.

I just divided the original one and got 10 individual fans from it that I am using to create a border.

Purple daylily's may be common, but you do not see this color at your local nursery. I had to go to a daylily farm to get it.

I may be willing to trade adult single fans of it this or next year and I will post photos of it this year.

Neutral

On Jan 26, 2004, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

1983 James E. Marsh Award