Daylily 'Strutter's Ball'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Strutter's Ball
Hybridized by Moldovan
Registered or introduced: 1984
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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:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Medium Purple

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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:


Grass Valley, California

San Jose, California

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Seymour, Indiana (2 reports)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Falmouth, Maine

North Yarmouth, Maine

South Berwick, Maine

South China, Maine

Blanchard, Michigan

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Williamstown, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ithaca, New York

Jefferson, New York

Schroon Lake, New York

Syracuse, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Bray, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Westerly, Rhode Island

Kalama, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Bristol, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2014, goulot from Canton, MI wrote:

I have it in full sun (southeast Michigan) and it does not fade; the rain does not turn it blotchy either.


On Oct 27, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is a really striking daylily -- the color is absolutely gorgeous. The scapes are really thick and sturdy, the leaves are wide, and it produces a lot of large blooms. This a big daylily variety and seems to be vigorous. I divide it every two years. It does have a mild fragrance, which only adds to its appeal.


On Nov 21, 2008, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

this daylily consistently has strong blooms for me . it's one of my fav darker ones. i agree that it blooms best when it gets protection from
the harsh afternoon sun here also.


On Jan 29, 2007, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

The best deep purple I have come across so far that likes the cold. Wish it would bloom all summer.


On Sep 14, 2005, Ponditis from Lincoln City, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

It is a very pretty flower in part shade but here in full sun it seems to sunburn a lot. Multiplys freely.


On Jul 22, 2004, leslie5 from Ithaca, NY wrote:

This plant gets just a little morning sun between the shade of a wall and the outer limbs of an oak tree. But it blooms in beauty every year.


On Jan 31, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of the prettiest purple's I have the colors don't fade out in the heat of summer. 6" purple blooms with a touch of white and a yellow throat, 28" scapes,Moldovan (1984)