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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Always Afternoon'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Always Afternoon
Hybridized by Morss; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1989

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Early (E)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)
Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Stout Silver Medal
Ida Munson Award (or runner-up)
Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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5 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive nutsaboutnature On Jul 10, 2013, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I find the color variations in PlantFile pictures to be interesting. Apparently this Daylily can really vary depending on the conditions.

The first year of blooms were kind of muddy Tan-Taupe...not at all like the bright Raspberry pic in the catalog that prompted me to buy this Daylily. I considered digging it out and taking the loss, but it was so healthy and prolific that I left it.

Each year it has brightened some...this is its third full season. The colors can actually appear to vary with weather changes...sunny, cloudy, rainy. It has lots of blooms and now that the colors have become richer, I'm starting to like it more and more.

I doubt that mine will ever be a Raspberry color, although it's now gaining some Red tones, but the contrast between the lighter-colored petals and Deep Wine and Bright Yellow throat is appealing.

Positive OldPerfessor On May 13, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful daylily. Nice medium sized plant with medium blooms. Light purple w/raspberry interior and yellow throat. Prolific bloomer in my garden!

Positive LeeAnne151 On Jul 17, 2008, LeeAnne151 from Portland, OR wrote:

A strong bloomer and I like the mauve color. It blends really well with burgundy foliaged plants.

Neutral doucanoe On Apr 20, 2006, doucanoe from Harris, MN wrote:

Large flowering, prolific bloomer, but the color was kind of "muddy". May be my soil or growing conditions, but I gave most of mine away.

Positive gardenmrswi On Jan 25, 2004, gardenmrswi from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Garden standout for its strenghth of color, number of blooms per day and blooms for many weeks. One of my many favorites.

Positive daredevil On Oct 24, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Not my kind of flower, either, but what a great breeder! Readily passes a super-round form, good bud count and great leaves.

Neutral pigeon1943 On Oct 24, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

Good grower, hearty and good blooms, but flower not to my liking - just OK for me.

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

Morss 1989; Rose-mauve with deep purple eye and green throat, 22 inch scape, 5.5 inch bloom


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

Elk Grove, California
Tracy, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Harwinton, Connecticut (2 reports)
Waterbury, Connecticut
Maitland, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Pembroke, Georgia
Thomson, Georgia
Wrens, Georgia
Algonquin, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Cloverdale, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hazard, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Gardiner, Maine
Litchfield, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Harris, Minnesota
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Saint Louis, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Freehold, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York
Rochester, New York
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Kernersville, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Felicity, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Troutdale, Oregon
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Aiken, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Hixson, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Fabens, Texas
Houston, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Centreville, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Cathan, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Marion, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
New Berlin, Wisconsin

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