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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Darla Anita'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Darla Anita
Additional cultivar information: (Ida's Magic Spacecoast Starburst)
Hybridized by Kinnebrew; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Evergreen (ev.)


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

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1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DaylilySLP On Jan 23, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Lavender blend with gold edge above green throat.

Negative Melissa_Ohio On Apr 10, 2006, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Darla Anita did not do well for me, it died the first winter. I've not bothered to replace it.


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

San Jose, California
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Olathe, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky
Hazard, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Ware, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Akeley, Minnesota
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Eldon, Missouri
Corning, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Greeneville, Tennessee
Sparta, Tennessee
Fate, Texas
Franklin, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

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