Daylily 'Salieri'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Salieri
Hybridized by Moldovan
Registered or introduced: 1990
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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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Snellville, Georgia

Clive, Iowa

Hibbing, Minnesota

Pleasant Hill, Missouri

Columbus, Ohio

Colmesneil, Texas

Lexington, Virginia

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 13, 2015, Tracey25 from Colmesneil, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rapid increaser. I have to be careful when dividing this daylily, however, as unlike any other daylily when divided, it seems to easily suffer from transplant shock. Therefore, I make sure to take a large rootball of dirt when transplanting to avoid that tenderness. Good dark flower; weak rebloomer. I give it a neutral rating because I honestly can't say whether I like it or not. It's just okay.


On Jul 9, 2014, dbpbkc from pleasant Hill, MO wrote:

If you want to maintain the flower's dark coloring, it is best to plant Salieri in a location sheltered from the strong afternoon sun. Morning sun is ideal.


On Jun 30, 2011, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Loews here in Columbus, Ohio, Zone5b/6a, have sold this for the past 2 years. It is a beautiful deep, dark maroon with yellow green throat. Its bloom is big about 4-5 inches across. And seem to be long blooming. Starting in about the end of May through June. Not a rebloomer from what I can remeber from last year, but well worth the penny!. You won't be dissappointed.


On Jan 30, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Moldovan 1990,5.25" blooms, 26" scape