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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Fire King'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire King
Hybridized by Benz; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Nocturnal (noc.)
Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Orange

Color Patterns:
Self

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive caitlinsgarden On Aug 2, 2013, caitlinsgarden from McGregor, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

I was stunned when I saw the first flower on this plant this morning! It literally glowed, almost neon. It is HUGE and very substantial and the color is a blend of red and orange. It is definately not as ordinary as the pictures and data about it would suggest!

Positive pagardener61 On Aug 21, 2008, pagardener61 from (Zone 6a) wrote:

this daylily is velvety deep red not orange! large blooms on strong stems, good bloom time. A+

Regional...

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

Mc Gregor, Iowa
Excelsior, Minnesota
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Franklin, Wisconsin



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