Hardiness: 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)
On Jun 28, 2007, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:
When Wilmer Flory registered Frans Hals, naming it for the painter, it was the first serious bicolored daylily. Its continuing availability measures just how serious that is. Personally I like the way the scapes are so branchy that well grown clumps do a display that looks like curled ribbons rather than emphasizing the single blossoms.
On Oct 29, 2006, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:
I was given this daylily by a friend -- what a nice surprise when it bloomed! It was tiny when I got it and had been out of the ground for some time, but recovered quickly and has grown fast. The warm colors are lovely and make a bright spot in the garden. I've seen this used in a large grouping in front of a restaurant, which was very impressive. I have also seen the name of this daylily spelled Franz Hall or Franz Hals. I'm not sure what the correct name actually is. In any case, I recommend this lily for anyone's garden. Very nice.
On Aug 18, 2005, RobD_SC from Columbia, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Frans Hals is one of my favorite daylilies. The blooms are beautiful one day, and delicious in salads or right off the plant the next day. I even read that daylily buds and blooms are more nutritious than broccoli. Who knew?
On Nov 27, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
A bright cinnamon and rich apricot bicolor. With up to 50 buds, very long blooming. Reaches a height of 24". Does better in cooler climates. Tolerates most soil conditions. Some sources list this plant as an heirloom daylily. Divide in spring. For best results, water frequently from spring until the buds appear and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks.
On Nov 24, 2004, AlicemayS from Florence, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
A nice small sized daylily - easy to handle when having to divide. Prolific bloomer - a bright little sunny spot with two tone persimmon/yellow petals. Blooms Mid July to Mid August on 34" scapes in zone 5a Florence, MA.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Memphis, Alabama Glen Avon, California Sacramento, California Yosemite Lakes, California Waterbury, Connecticut Trenton, Florida Cordele, Georgia Eastport, Idaho Davis Junction, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Moline, Illinois Normal, Illinois Oak Lawn, Illinois Logansport, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Lancaster, Kentucky Lake Charles, Louisiana Blanchard, Maine Calais, Maine Lebanon, Maine Aspen Hill, Maryland Gaithersburg, Maryland Florence, Massachusetts Marlborough, Massachusetts Grand Rapids, Michigan Gulf Hills, Mississippi Auburn, New Hampshire Greenville, New Hampshire Nelson, New Hampshire Sandown, New Hampshire East Freehold, New Jersey Albuquerque, New Mexico Crown Point, New York Elba, New York Lyncourt, New York Nineveh, New York Orchard Park, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Morehead City, North Carolina Coshocton, Ohio Felicity, Ohio North Ridgeville, Ohio Oregon, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania Columbia, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Rose City, Texas Edison, Washington Kalama, Washington Marion, Wisconsin River Falls, Wisconsin