Daylily 'Alberene'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Alberene
Hybridized by JP Murphy
Registered or introduced: 2003
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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 midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Spider (petal length to width is 5.0:1 or more)

Bloom Color:


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Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



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

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 14, 2011, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Alberene (Yabba Dabba Doo x Red Rain) Awesome Cherry Red Spider Daylily. She is a Early Midseason Blooming Diploid that has 32" tall scapes and a huge 10" across flower that is very fragrant. She has pale yellow midribs on her petals which become wider at the petal bases at the charteuse yellow green throat and eye. She also has lighter pinkish red edges on the petals which can be transcluscent in the bright sun. As Alberene declines, she goes from the bright cherry red to a very dark red to dark red purple in color which is testimony to the her yabba dabba doo heritage. She has 18 buds and 1-way branching. She is very similar in hight and color to nathan sommers daylily but much more spidery with a larger bloom. Alberene's Spider Ratio is 4. 20: 1.