Daylily 'Frankly Scarlet'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Frankly Scarlet
Hybridized by Calhoun
Registered or introduced: 1997
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



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

Trinity, Alabama

Queen Creek, Arizona

Arbuckle, California

Forestville, California

Denver, Colorado

Washington, District Of Columbia

Bartow, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Cornelia, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Jackson, Louisiana

Glenelg, Maryland

Wyoming, Minnesota

Graham, North Carolina

Dallas, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Rockwood, Tennessee

Coppell, Texas

Kurten, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 1, 2011, Shelly221 from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

This daylily is a very strong grower here for me (with a wonderful scent)! It makes many proliferations, and the bud count is very high.
I started with 3 smallish fans last year, and this year it has filled a 3 foot by 3 foot area. I haven't seen anything like it from my other daylilies.


On Sep 24, 2007, Mombird from Dana Point, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Have had this daylily for a couple of years, grown in mostly sun. Does not stay evergreen here (barely semi-ev), has not grown much at all and has only bloomed a handful of times. Very disappointing here. May do better inland with more heat.


On Oct 1, 2005, annac213 from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

i have found this to have a WONDERFUL scent!:)


On Jun 24, 2003, anettemartinrn from Fouke, AR wrote:

good blooms, small but numerous the first year in my garden. able to harvest multiple proliferations.