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Daylily 'Blackberry Candy'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Blackberry Candy
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1989
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

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:


Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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:

Lancaster, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Milford, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Coshocton, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

It is a baby so far but it survived a winter and bloomed late season and is so cheerful that I think I will love this ancestor of El Desperado and Panda Bear which I also have and they do very well opening and are very vigorous in this cooler zone so I expect Blackberry Candy gave them this quality.


On Jan 13, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This is a gorgeous, standout daylily that will make you smile every time you see it. Give it lots of room, as it's a large plant with tall, thick flowerscapes. The blooms are large and very round in appearance with striking coloring. I have this is front of my house with purple bee balm growing behind it and it looks just beautiful. It grows and flowers well even in part shade where I have it. You will find, as with many other daylilies, that the colors are even more vibrant in part-shade. Some daylilies get sun fade. The coloring on Blackberry Candy really pops in partly shady areas. Highly recommended.


On Jul 8, 2005, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Nice daylily, new this year lovely 'eye'smallish blooms ,good bloomer,full sun.