Daylily 'Pardon Me'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pardon Me
Hybridized by Apps
Registered or introduced: 1982
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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Miniature (less than 3" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Nocturnal (noc.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Donn Fischer Memorial Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

, (2 reports)

Huntsville, Alabama

Meridianville, Alabama

Wedowee, Alabama

Wetumpka, Alabama

Long Beach, California

San Jose, California

Yorba Linda, California

Norwich, Connecticut

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut

Waterbury, Connecticut

Jacksonville, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Barnesville, Georgia

Guyton, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Meridian, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Marietta, Illinois

Moline, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Marion, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

Lane, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Calvert City, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Pleasureville, Kentucky

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Trout, Louisiana

Calais, Maine

Durham, Maine

South China, Maine

Baldwin, Maryland

Rising Sun, Maryland

Amesbury, Massachusetts

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Brooklyn, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Owosso, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Albertville, Minnesota

Andover, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Kansas City, Missouri

Bellevue, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Greenville, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Croton On Hudson, New York

Elba, New York

Kinderhook, New York

Rochester, New York

Salt Point, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Goshen, Ohio

Granville, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio

Lucasville, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Nashport, Ohio

Oak Hill, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

West Newton, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Newport, Rhode Island

Fort Mill, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Crossville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee (2 reports)

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Fredericksburg, Texas

League City, Texas

Montgomery, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Northfield, Vermont

Arlington, Virginia

Herndon, Virginia

Penhook, Virginia

Smithfield, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Cathan, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Orchards, Washington

Woodland, Washington

Birnamwood, Wisconsin

Bristol, Wisconsin

Dallas, Wisconsin

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Mukwonago, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

Casper, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 22, 2015, TropTrea from Mukwonago, WI wrote:

I really love these as they start flowering when the Asiatic Lilies are done. I have them growing both in direct sun as well as under my pear trees. Started with 3 plants 15 years ago and now have a line of them over 100 feet long.

My only issue is I should have mixed them with another color for a little more color versatility.


On Apr 7, 2013, mdaisyjayne from Marion, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

Planted several of these last spring (May 2012). Even though the summer was miserably hot and dry, with everyday watering the plants took right off. They bloomed consistently from June though September. They are really pretty!


On Jun 10, 2010, littlelamb from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This daylily has a deep red color. It's a smaller daylily so it sits nicely in front of taller daylilies. It has done quite well in the heat and humidity here near the coast. I planted it last Spring in part shade and has come back with no problem.


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

It has beautiful dark red flowers w/ darker streaks. The plant blooms late and goes into September after most other daylilies are finished. But it is the slowest daylily to establish that I have ever seen in 20 yrs gardening w/ daylilies. 1st year no blooms, just a few leaves, second year 1 scape w/ 3 flowers, 3rd year 1 scape w/ 6 flowers. At this rate I'll have a good size clump in 10 years. I thought of moving it but afraid that would set it back even more.


On Jun 22, 2009, SusieSunflower from Wichita, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

To my eyes, I see the color of this one as blood red. A really cute little thing. It's a keeper. I'm hoping it will bloom for me as it did for the lady in SC in 2005.


On Jul 19, 2008, Candyce from The Monadnock Region, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Unfortunately, this is one of the day lilies that did not survive our New Hampshire winter of 2007 - 2008. We ordered other day lilies from the same vendor in a 'collection', and about 60% of the collection did not survive.

We have heard from other gardeners in the area that the 'Pardon Me' is a most viable plant for both our soil and our Zone, so we will be attempting to grow it one more time.


On Jun 2, 2008, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pardon Me is registered and IS Bright Red, not Pink-Purple as posted. I did send an error report.


On Jun 19, 2006, perf628 from Gore, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

In 2005, this plant had blooms every day from late May through the October. A little 10-10-10 in the spring and regular dead-heading helped.


On Jun 25, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of our most floriforous daylilies. It's always blooming and blooms in the heat very well. It's a keeper.


On Oct 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Although the blooms will last only for one day, there are many blooms. Pardon Me is considered to be pest and deer resistant. Use for cut flowers, massing, edging, borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Blooms May - July.


On Nov 2, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Apps - 2.75" red bloom with yellow throat, mid-season bloom, 18" scapes, nocturnal bloomer, fragrant, dormant, rebloomer.

Is one of the daylilies most susceptible to rust


On Jan 27, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great color and a great rebloomer.
Apps (1982)