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Hemerocallis 'Kindly Light'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Kindly Light
Hybridized by Bechtold
Registered or introduced: 1949
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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)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Spider (petal length to width is 5.0:1 or more)

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Harris Olson Spider Award (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention


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


San Jose, California

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Solsberry, Indiana

Rockland, Maine

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Schenectady, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Defiance, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Montgomery, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 23, 2010, OKI_T from Tokyo
Japan wrote:

Honorable Mention, 1955


On May 19, 2010, TroubleX2 from Montgomery, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the first spiders in my garden. Love the bright lemon color, can spot this one for a mile. An old spider but a tried and true one.


On Apr 16, 2010, MollyJane from Ravenna, OH wrote:

Big yellow spider is a highlight of my garden. Visitors always want a piece of it.


On Jul 1, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Light green yellow self. 7.7 ration spider
1989 - Harris Olson Spider Award


On Jan 23, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

28" scapes, Green/yellow spider.