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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Frans Hals
Hybridized by Flory; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1955

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40 members have or want this plant for trade.

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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7 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lilybell2 On Jun 24, 2008, lilybell2 from Tunkhannock, PA wrote:

First bloom appeared 6/24, which in zone 5 is early; ML bloom time is questionable. Lovely plant!

Positive JonthanJ 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.

Positive Sherlock221 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.

Positive buckeyefan On Aug 28, 2006, buckeyefan from Davis Junction, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

A beautiful daylily which bloomed here from Mid June to Mid August. This daylily is a must for every daylily garden (IMHO).

Positive RobD_SC 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?

Positive Gindee77 On May 17, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This daylily blooms all the time and is hardy and healthy in my zone 5 garden.

Neutral smiln32 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.

Positive AlicemayS 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:

Dothan, Alabama
Glen Avon, California
Sacramento, California
Yosemite Lakes, California
Waterbury, Connecticut
Trenton, Florida
Cordele, Georgia
Eastport, Idaho
Belleville, Illinois
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
Abbot, Maine
Calais, Maine
Lebanon, Maine
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Silver Spring, Maryland
Florence, Massachusetts
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Greenville, New Hampshire
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Freehold, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Crown Point, New York
Elba, New York
Nineveh, New York
Orchard Park, New York
Syracuse, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Coshocton, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Oregon, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Columbia, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Vidor, Texas
Edison, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin

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