Daylily 'Peacock Maiden'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Peacock Maiden
Hybridized by K. Carpenter
Registered or introduced: 1982
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Crispate (pinched, twisted or quilled floral segments)

Unusual Form

Bloom Color:

Medium Purple


Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



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:


San Bernardino, California

San Diego, California

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Fayette, Iowa

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

South Berwick, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Clinton, Mississippi

Saucier, Mississippi

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)

Kernersville, North Carolina

Chandlersville, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Rumford, Rhode Island

Lexington, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Conroe, Texas

Fate, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Ridgefield, Washington

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 16, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Rose and pink cream blend with cream green eyezone and green throat.


On Jun 26, 2012, susansconi from Rumford, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have about 30+ daylilies, and this is one of my favorites for the color & clarity, form, size, and overall look! Peacock Maiden is a huge, striking flower that demands attention with its color and size. It has looked consistently beautiful and opens perfectly every time since its very first flower. And the color holds well, and is never blotchy. I have others that may have some more buds or multiply faster, but this one still does well for me and I wouldn't give this one up for the world!


On Sep 15, 2011, dayliliesofmine from Kernersville, NC wrote:

This Datlily is awsome. I didn't like Spiders until I aquired this one. Bloomed for a full month, reproduces at a good rate. Sun and rain did not negatively effect the color. Did not rebloom


On Jul 6, 2006, corgimom from Pontotoc, MS (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have never been disappointed in the plant. Huge blooms, usually multiple blooms right up to the last day. It stands above most daylilies yet doesn't flop over after a rain.


On Jun 6, 2004, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Love the colors and the form on this one!


On Apr 19, 2003, MartyJo from Fayette, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Tall and striking. Good hardiness for an evergreen daylily.