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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Swallow Tail Kite'

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Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Swallow Tail Kite
Hybridized by Hanson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:
Single

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Violet/Lavender

Color Patterns:
Watermark

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:
Tetraploid

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Mainer On Jan 25, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Survived the Maine winter in the sheltered spot after a very late planting and bloomed this summer several bloom. It is just lovely.

Positive daredevil On Oct 25, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Hanson '98) 44" EM 6" SEV (DOR here in zone 6 NY) TET orchid blend with patterned watermark, 3 way branching and 27 buds [(HOUDINI x TWILIGHT SWAN) X ROYAL SARACEN]. A fantastic performer here with wonderful bud count and rapid increase.

Regional...

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

Cloverdale, Indiana
Durham, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Sandown, New Hampshire



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