Daylily
Hemerocallis 'First Knight'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: First Knight
Hybridized by Salter
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Color Patterns:

Self

Edge

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Valdosta, Georgia

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Haviland, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Weston, West Virginia

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 19, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Cream yellow with gold edge and green throat.
(Kathleen Salter Ida's Magic)

Positive

On Oct 25, 2014, kbaumle from Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Here it is, October 25th, in NW Ohio, Zone 5b, and my 'First Knight' is going to bloom. We've already had several frosts.

Neutral

On Jan 23, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" yellow flowers with a gold edge, 28" scapes.

Positive

On Nov 7, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Excellent. Large creamy yellow with nice ruffled edging.