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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis '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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive mickee2000 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!!

Neutral Mainer 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.

Neutral aggiegrl 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"

Positive Cheryl_IL 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.


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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