Daylily '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
Registered or introduced: 1980
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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

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:

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

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Weston, West Virginia

Black Earth, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Was my favorite round daylily for many years.


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

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


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.


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!!!


On Nov 14, 2002, Rootsie from Fredericton

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


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

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