Daylily 'Dark Star'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Dark Star
Hybridized by Connell
Registered or introduced: 1953
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

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:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



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

Ewing, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Falmouth, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

North Granville, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)

Pembina, North Dakota

Enid, Oklahoma

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Hixson, Tennessee

Cathan, Washington

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 27, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the most beautiful antique spiders their is in my opinion, a true classic!!! everyone must have this daylily who love spiders and unusual forms and classics, or loves dark color daylilies, i got mine from bloomingfields farm through the mail as they are one of only a handful of people who still carry this particular classic, and they sent huge triple fans, also bloomingfiled's Dark Star plants are very old and healthy, the registered height for Dark Star is 30 in, but theirs can reach 48 in tall!!! the secret for height in these i was told is plenty of water and sunlight..and good genetics and age certainly help. Dark Star is truely unique.the only other spiders or ufo's i can think of that even come close are grey witch, starman's quest, black prince and black arrowhead, and purple... read more