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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Fairy Tale Pink'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Fairy Tale Pink
Hybridized by Pierce; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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30 members have or want this plant for trade.

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Stout Silver Medal
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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9 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Mar 22, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

An attractive plant and a good performer. However, as the old daylily society joke goes, "The fairy tale is that it's pink." To anyone not used to the way daylily fanciers use color terms, the flowers are apricot.

Positive ericabelle On Jun 9, 2012, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

A BEAUTIFUL shade of pink - I don't think I have another flower in my gardens that is exactly this color. A really eye-catching bloom from a distance. Bloom has quite a lot of "substance" to it, and the bloom stems are very strong. Has been a vigorous grower for me so far: I planted it last year and the clump has quadrupled in size.

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

I think it is quite hardy in my zone, not as much as Barbara Mitchell or as big but being an ancestor of Barbara Mitchell I am very impressed with it. It also is an ancestor or Great White and makes that gold edged pink-white hardy in my zone. Using Great White in my hybridizing attempts.

Positive Gindee77 On Jul 2, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

An absolutely gorgeous daylily. The petals are thick and ruffled. The color is rich and the pink looks so nice with the green throat.

Positive daredevil On Oct 16, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Was my favorite round daylily for many years.

Positive pigeon1943 On Oct 5, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

Great flower, prolific and beautiful; one of my top 10!

Positive cweiner106 On Jul 2, 2003, cweiner106 from Oxford, NC wrote:

I have three, just outside my kitchen window. What a lovely sight mixed with hostas and deep purple dinner-plate dahlias. The creamy apricot-pinkish color is a beautiful and very graceful contrast.

Positive gregspam On Jun 27, 2003, gregspam from Dothan, AL wrote:

This one is very elegant; I have several and along with 'Hot Ember' and 'Big Easy', this one rates on my "Top 10" list!!!

Positive Rootsie On Nov 14, 2002, Rootsie from Fredericton

So pretty and nice substance. One of the nicest shapes of any daylily in my garden.

Neutral poppysue On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Pierce 1980; Light pink self with green throat, 5.5 inch bloom


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

Dothan, Alabama
San Bernardino, California
San Jose, California
Denver, Colorado
Tampa, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Snellville, Georgia
Hampton, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Logansport, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Clive, Iowa
Dayton, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Ventress, Louisiana
Zachary, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Groveland, Massachusetts
Revere, Massachusetts
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Excelsior, Minnesota
Fairfax, Minnesota
Red Wing, Minnesota
Dexter, Missouri
Monroe City, Missouri
West Plains, Missouri
Auburn, New Hampshire
Berlin, New Hampshire
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Endicott, New York
Glens Falls, New York
Jefferson, New York
Rochester, New York
Southold, New York
Morehead City, North Carolina
Oxford, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Glouster, Ohio
Granville, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Hixson, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Ennis, Texas
Plains, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Charlottesville, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Weston, West Virginia
Black Earth, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin

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