Daylily 'Moonlit Masquerade'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonlit Masquerade
Hybridized by Salter
Registered or introduced: 1992
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

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:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black


Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

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:


Laceys Spring, Alabama

Geyserville, California

San Jose, California

Aurora, Colorado

Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Cloverdale, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Hammond, Louisiana

Trout, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Falmouth, Maine

Lebanon, Maine

South Berwick, Maine

South China, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Reading, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Sanford, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Florissant, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Glens Falls, New York

Port Washington, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Coshocton, Ohio

Franklin, Ohio

Fremont, Ohio

Milford, Ohio

Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Parkman, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Wooster, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Kreamer, Pennsylvania

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Hixson, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Coppell, Texas

Fate, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)

Garland, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Birnamwood, Wisconsin

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 4, 2010, azulivines from Burnaby, BC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A fantasic hybrid! Could possibly be the best variety of cream coloured, re-blooming, and scented daylily available today. The centre is near-black making this daylily standout in the sunlight and at night.


On Sep 7, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have many daylilies but this is one of my favorites for its gorgeous color and huge flowers which stop you in your tracks with its drama


On Jul 14, 2006, drfrancis from Sanford, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of our favorites in our garden of daylilies. It is one of the first to bloom, and keeps blooming for an extended period. It's power to multiply, the number of fans and scapes each year is amazing! The quality of the blooms, color and contrasting eye are eye catching. No wonder it was a Stout Medal Award Winner!!!


On Apr 14, 2006, CarolynBF from Florissant, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have a variety of daylilies in my front perennial bed, and this is one that people are drawn to. It's definitely a keeper, even though it seems to be less drought-tolerant than my other daylilies.


On Jun 14, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridized by J. Salter in 1992. 6 inch bloom on a 26 inch scape. Cream with dark purple eyezone and green throat.