Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Red Rum'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Rum
Hybridized by Pittard
Registered or introduced: 1974
» View all varieties of Daylilies

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Red

Color Patterns:

Self

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Lenington All-American Award (or runner-up)

Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

Little Rock, Arkansas

Moline, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Chandlersville, Ohio

Collierville, Tennessee

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Toone, Tennessee

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 24, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hybridized By Pittard 1974: Bright red flowers bloom early to midseason. Does well in partially shaded areas. This seems to keep sun fade to a minimum.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pittard (1974)