Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Decatur Cherry Smash'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Decatur Cherry Smash
Hybridized by Davidson
Registered or introduced: 1981
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Color Patterns:

Eyezone

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

Moline, Illinois

Mechanicsville, Maryland

Wayzata, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 7, 2005, drnancie from Wayzata, MN wrote:

I fell in love with this variety from afar....beautiful color, and I agree with the submitting gardner, it would be awesome planted in drifts.

Positive

On Sep 24, 2002, clumboy wrote:

nice, reliable older plant. fbo in my zone 5 garden was 7/11, bloom time lasted about 30 days. the color, which is not as pink in my garden as the photo, holds well throughout the day. the fans are nice sized and put up a scape on each mature single. it will set pods pretty well. the color in my garden has a distinct orange or terracotta quality about it making it harmonize better with warm rather than cool colors. would look nice planted in a drift of 3 or more clumps. a good choice for a reasonable price that gives nice value in the garden.