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Daylily 'Grey Witch'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Grey Witch
Hybridized by Reed
Registered or introduced: 1999
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Spider Variant (petal length to width is 4.0:1 to 5.0:1)

Bloom Color:




Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Moline, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Dayton, Kentucky

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Concord, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greenwich, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Arlington, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 14, 2014, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

GREY WITCH by Reed 1999, is my Very Favorite Daylily of All time. It only has two way branching but it multiplies like a weed. it is the fastest multiplying daylily we own which is Awesome for us as we love it so much. Diurnal and having 15 plus buds which is not to shaby a bud count for a spider, its spider ratio is 4.22:1. I think what makes it so special is not just the unusual grey color with the darker eyezone pattern, but also it's lovely green throat. We recieved our plant from Blue Ridge Daylilies in NC on Bob's The Blooming Auction site under spider and unusual forms category, if anyone else wants one. We always hope to grow this Beautiful plant!


On Nov 12, 2004, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

(Reed 1999) 30" EM 6" bloom DOR grey lavender with purple eye above green throat. Parentage is TRAHLYTA X unknown.