Daylily 'Strawberry Candy'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Strawberry Candy
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1989
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:



Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up)

Don C. Stevens 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 is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Enterprise, Alabama

Gaylesville, Alabama

Helena, Alabama

Houston, Alabama

Madison, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

De Queen, Arkansas

Logan Lake, British Columbia

San Bernardino, California

San Jose, California

Crawford, Colorado

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Waterbury, Connecticut

Niceville, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Commerce, Georgia

Cornelia, Georgia

Dacula, Georgia

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Thomson, Georgia

Valdosta, Georgia

Eastport, Idaho

Chicago, Illinois

Davis Junction, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Moline, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Williamsville, Illinois

Albion, Indiana

Elberfeld, Indiana

Greenville, Indiana

Logansport, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Seymour, Indiana(2 reports)

Solsberry, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

Ankeny, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Ewing, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Ferriday, Louisiana

Simmesport, Louisiana

Trout, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

South Berwick, Maine

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Revere, Massachusetts

Ware, Massachusetts

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Fort Gratiot, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Fairfax, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mathiston, Mississippi

Tupelo, Mississippi

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Perryville, Missouri

Cut Bank, Montana

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Berlin, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Millville, New Jersey

Woodbury, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ithaca, New York

Jefferson, New York

Owego, New York

East Bend, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Newton, North Carolina

Oxford, North Carolina

Fargo, North Dakota

Pekin, North Dakota

Chandlersville, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Granville, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Uniontown, Ohio

Wooster, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Newport, Rhode Island

Conway, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Bryan, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Provo, Utah

Montpelier, Vermont

Falls Church, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Moneta, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Smithfield, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Woodland, Washington

Black Earth, Wisconsin

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 20, 2020, adamDk from Senoia, GA wrote:

I have bought around a dozen different kinds of Daylilies and grown many more from seed. Out of all of them none multiply as fast, produce blooms as abundantly, or bloom as long through the season as the Strawberry Candy. Considering these are some of the cheapest to buy ( I got 3 for $12 I think from American Meadows) these are really hard to beat. After one year I dug up a clump that started as one fan and it was around a dozen fans, I didnt bother to separate each one I just broke it into three smaller clumps.


On May 10, 2019, alma1947 from Ferriday, LA wrote:

Planted in 2008 has never multiplied more than 5 or 6 fans


On Oct 12, 2015, Village_idiot from Alberta, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

Here in rural Alberta (zone 3a, clay soil) it is thriving and spreading very slowly.
I have it in a spot east of a tree (not under it) so it gets late afternoon shade. Surrounded by Lemon Thyme, it gets watered once or twice a year by me and whenever God thinks it needs water.
A nice, well-behaved plant.


On Jul 22, 2014, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have found this to be a very reliable bloomer, and one of beautiful true colors. Its one of my prettiest flowers in my large bed of daylilies.


On Jan 20, 2014, pointgarden from Newport, RI wrote:

20 buds on 13 scapes and 33 days of bloom.


On Jun 21, 2013, asturnut from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

In my southern New Jersey garden, Strawberry Candy was a very strong performer in the heat. Plants multiply quickly and send out lots of scapes of clusters pink flowers with peach undertones. I like it so much that it's the first daylily I've purchased since my move to Alaska.. I hope it performs well here also! So far the plant is much smaller than in NJ, but it survived the winter- YAY!


On Feb 16, 2013, Seedfork from Enterprise, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a pretty Daylily, but here in this area is is very susceptable to rust.


On Sep 5, 2012, BlackEarthSquid from Black Earth, WI wrote:

Vigorous cultivar, reblooms well. A deeper pink than I expected. Multiplies well and gives lots of fans to share. Love this daylily!


On Jul 2, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Nice sized plant with medium blooms.


On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A nicely colored daylily. Blooms in July in my garden.


On Apr 8, 2010, braun06 from Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I was awaiting to see if it would bloom more peachy in color or be more like photos on the internet or in advertisements, it turned out to flower just as sold as far as color. I have noticed that it doesnt seem to be a fast multiplier in my yard but it is definitely very nice.


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

The plant has bloomed well but for me it is a salmon color, not really pink. In fact it is so "salmony" that it isn't very pretty. I really think it is the soil I have, not the light. I have moved it a few times thinking it needed more sun or a little shade or whatever.


On Mar 8, 2009, 1violetheart from Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

This flower has it all! Great form, reblooms, nice color, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, multiplies fast. Need I say more?


On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pretty pretty pink daylily you delight me so.
Really nice pink, good reproduction rates, and it blooms very well.
Note:I lift my daylilies every two years, divide if needed, and replant them with a bed of compost, soft rock phosphate, greensand. Mmm..yeah, they do real good.


On Jan 22, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I think I would give perennial favorite "Strawberry Candy" a higher rating if I got more pink blooms from it. It's grown well for me, and the flower form is consistently lovely, but the color is more salmon than pink for the most part. I have gotten a few pink blooms, and they're gorgeous, but overall, the salmon color is more persistent.


On Jan 13, 2008, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Wonderful plant and very hardy, even reblooms in zone 3-5 area of Maine.


On Aug 1, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This one's a keeper! Increases well, strong plant, good substance on flowers. I've never seen a deformed bloom on this plant -- the flowers are perfect! Very consistent, reliable and hardy. Prolific bloomer. Does well in part shade or sun. Note to people talking about the color: This cultivar tends to look different in different lighting situations. It appears more pink in part shade; more apricot or orangey in full sun. It's really just the lighting.


On Jun 22, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Even without reading the tag, this one is obvious.
It even looks like something you would call Strawberry Candy!

Beautiful color is a bit tricky to photograph, but indeed a
lovely selection from the candy series.

Side note...Songbird839, an incorrectly received plant
would not warrant a negative for the cultivar of Strawberry Candy.
The plant's colors do not alter as you mentioned, so
it must not be a true to type. You should check with the person
you purchased it from.


On Jul 23, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a new addition to the daylily garden this year. It was among five ordered for fall planting in 2005, and at first seemed not to grow well this spring. I was somewhat doubtful about its reliability: However, that changed when it sent up two scapes. Like so many other daylilies, I find the color a different shade or cast than what is actually described and portrayed in some catalog pictures. Overall, it is exceptionally nice, with the eyezone and thin color line around the edges adding to its appeal.


On Jul 4, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine is sort of tangerine also, but I didn't know it was supposed to be pink. I still like it, though. The eye is rose, though.


On Jan 22, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Plant took 2 years to bloom in its new home, but then bloomed very nicely over a period of time. Best colors with mid-day shade.


On Jan 17, 2006, samting from Pekin, ND wrote:

Strawberry Candy thrives in this z 3 climate--beautiful blooms and even rebloomed last summer. Grat plant!


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

This is a lovely daylily. The colors are luscious and the blooms are a nice large size.


On Mar 14, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

A very robust grower and bloomer in my zone 4 garden. Reblooms here consistantly. Deserving of it's Stout Medal status.


On Sep 7, 2004, Songbird839 from Medicine Hat, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

As you can see by the picture I added, this cultivar did not bloom true to description. I was very disappointed when it bloomed with orangey blossoms instead of the pink color it is suppose to be. I guess not all its traits hold true.


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

Wonderful plant--Very floriferous and reblooms in zone 5


On May 31, 2003, TimO from Moneta, VA wrote:

Good grower that multiplies quickly. We get 4.25" blooms. Appropriately named!


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

4" blooms,26" scapes,Stamile (1989)


On Nov 17, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Consistently beautiful flower. Deserves its almost continous mention on the popularity polls.