Daylily 'Forty Second Street'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Forty Second Street
Additional cultivar information:(aka 42nd Street)
Hybridized by Kirchhoff
Registered or introduced: 1991
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18-24 in. (45-60 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

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Ida Munson Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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

Holly Pond, Alabama

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Clive, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 24, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Double, Pastel pink with bright rose eyezone above yellow to green throat.


On Jun 26, 2011, mickee2000 from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Although 42nd Street is an evergreen and is not suppose to survive Minneapolis zone 4 winters, mine has! This is the 3rd year for me having it in my garden, it did not bloom last year(it had been shaded by other plants), this year it has 3 flower stems on their way to blooming. Can't wait to see them!!


On Jan 22, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Lovely bloom but only got one year, two or three blooms and three years no bloom. Will be moving to less sheltered spot to prove hardiness this fall. After that if no blooms appear, will make room for something that does bloom. Five years is long enough to wait for something to bloom.


On Nov 10, 2008, aggiegrl from Lufkin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Full double cream petals with orange center
(M-L) 5" Double Bloom, Dip.,Evr, 24"


On Jul 9, 2004, Cheryl_IL from (Zone 5b) wrote:

I think my image displays pinker than the actual bloom, but it's still one of my favorites. My garden is in zone 5b/6 and it gets full sun most of the day.