Daylily 'Cherry Cheeks'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherry Cheeks
Hybridized by Peck
Registered or introduced: 1968
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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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (red-purple)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Vinemont, Alabama

Chicago, Illinois

Galva, Illinois

New Lenox, Illinois

Solsberry, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Norton, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Gladwin, Michigan

Southfield, Michigan

Morgan, Minnesota

Stillwater, Minnesota

Wayzata, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Ithaca, New York

Owego, New York

Coshocton, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Nashport, Ohio

Freedom, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Readyville, Tennessee

Northfield, Vermont

Falls Church, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 30, 2010, treytop from Northfield, VT wrote:

As many others have commented, this daylily provides many big, beatiful blooms at the end of summer. A favorite for me, especially as it was a gift from my parents!


On Oct 17, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

Extremely vigorous from the time it was first planted, it bloomed prolifically with several scapes the first year. The color is unique and each flower is a little different, with streaks of reddish pink and yellow. Definitely one of my favorites.


On Jan 20, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Love this plant because it blooms at the end our our daylily season when so few do bloom and it is so vigorous. The deep pink color is helped out by our cooler climate and the water we have in abundance here.That pic was a second year plant in my triangle of the maltese cross. Now it is a huge clump and has already been divided once.


On Oct 15, 2008, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is an awesome daylily. I have had people ask me what exactly it was because they liked the tropical color blending. It has done well once planted and filled in very quickly.


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

an absolutely "must have".


On Jan 7, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've not experienced good luck with this particular variety. I've planted several over the years in various parts of my garden where I already have daylilies, but I've of yet to see one of these bloom! I get foliage for one season and then... nothing. I'm not sure why this particular cultivar fails to bloom for me.


On Oct 2, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful, 6 in large blooms late in the season. Mine arrived while I was on vacation, when I arrived home the roots were very moldy. I thought they were lost, but I soaked them in 10% bleach solution, planted them, and a few months later got really beautiful blooms.


On Feb 22, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" blooms, 28" scape,Peck 1968


On Aug 25, 2002, MORNINGGLORY from Montrose, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

It is a very prolific in growth and bloom.