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Daylily 'Salmon Sheen'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Salmon Sheen
Hybridized by Taylor
Registered or introduced: 1950
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Lynnville, Indiana

Wichita, Kansas

Hughesville, Maryland

Auburn, New Hampshire

Concord, North Carolina

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Hixson, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 2, 2012, Cen from Hughesville, MD wrote:

Salmon Sheen is an older daylily, so don't expect it to be like the new offerings. Yes it is reminiscent of the "ditch-liles" of the South - leggy but less orange. Knowings this, /salmon Sheen is a good background for other lilies, mums, and other plantings. II have 6 or 7 clumps of about 25 scapes each (bout time to dig and separate) massed under a crape myrtle. The clumps seem to get enough sun for a great showing. I do make certain that I give it a couple of light feedings each year and water during dry spells


On Mar 9, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I'm not giving this cultivar a Negative rating, since my issues with it are subjective, but I wouldn't recommend it. The color and appearance is too close to H. fulva for my tastes, and the scapes are long and spindly, and flop everywhere, frequently requiring staking.


On Jun 17, 2005, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've been growing Salmon Sheen for some time now, and though I've dissed it in the past, complaining about it's legginess and oddball branching habit, I have come to love it's unique bloom.

I'll submit a picture taken yesterday to provide not only an idea of it's individual characteristics, but obviously an upgraded camera as well.

Salmon Sheen is welcome to stay in my garden anytime.