Daylily 'Leebea Orange Crush'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Leebea Orange Crush
Hybridized by Gates
Registered or introduced: 1978
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

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:


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:


Bloom Color:



Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Elk Grove, California

Blythe, Georgia

Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Mechanicsville, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Jefferson, New York

Parkman, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Hixson, Tennessee

Coppell, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Garland, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 20, 2012, petuniatoad from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

These things are prolific.....multiply like rabbits....lots of free plants to give away.


On Jul 9, 2010, Scheherazade from Toledo, OH wrote:

I have been growing about seven bunches (each of them were three divisions originally) of these for about three years in Toledo, Ohio. The third year had been fantastic, they grew much bigger than I expected and had many large blooms. These started blooming early and are still in full blooms in mid July. Some of the plants are showing some re-blooming signs with new shoots. The color is simply outstanding. I have several other types of day lilies, but this one almost excels all others. Obviously, I take care of these plants passionately although they don't seem to need much care. The ones around the rose bushes bloomed most, perhaps responding to the regular watering and fertilization that were actually meant for the fussy roses.


On Sep 7, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A vigorous grower and generous bloomer with huge dramatic flowers.


On Jan 24, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" orange blooms with a red halo,18" scapes, fragrant