Daylily 'Always Afternoon'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Always Afternoon
Hybridized by Morss
Registered or introduced: 1989
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18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 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

Ida Munson Award (or runner-up)

Don C. Stevens Award (or runner-up)

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:

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

Elk Grove, California

Tracy, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Harwinton, Connecticut (2 reports)

Waterbury, Connecticut

Maitland, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Pembroke, Georgia

Thomson, Georgia

Wrens, Georgia

Algonquin, Illinois

Moline, Illinois

Cloverdale, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hazard, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Gardiner, Maine

Litchfield, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Fairfax, Minnesota

Harris, Minnesota

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Saint Louis, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Freehold, New Jersey

Ithaca, New York

Rochester, New York

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Troutdale, Oregon

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Verona, Pennsylvania

Aiken, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Fabens, Texas

Houston, Texas

Vidor, Texas

Centreville, Virginia

Falls Church, Virginia

Penhook, Virginia

Cathan, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Marion, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New Berlin, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 10, 2013, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I find the color variations in PlantFile pictures to be interesting. Apparently this Daylily can really vary depending on the conditions.

The first year of blooms were kind of muddy Tan-Taupe...not at all like the bright Raspberry pic in the catalog that prompted me to buy this Daylily. I considered digging it out and taking the loss, but it was so healthy and prolific that I left it.

Each year it has brightened some...this is its third full season. The colors can actually appear to vary with weather changes...sunny, cloudy, rainy. It has lots of blooms and now that the colors have become richer, I'm starting to like it more and more.

I doubt that mine will ever be a Raspberry color, although it's now gaining some Red tones, but the contrast... read more


On May 13, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful daylily. Nice medium sized plant with medium blooms. Light purple w/raspberry interior and yellow throat. Prolific bloomer in my garden!


On Jul 17, 2008, LeeAnne151 from Portland, OR wrote:

A strong bloomer and I like the mauve color. It blends really well with burgundy foliaged plants.


On Apr 20, 2006, doucanoe from Harris, MN wrote:

Large flowering, prolific bloomer, but the color was kind of "muddy". May be my soil or growing conditions, but I gave most of mine away.


On Jan 25, 2004, gardenmrswi from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Garden standout for its strenghth of color, number of blooms per day and blooms for many weeks. One of my many favorites.


On Oct 24, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Not my kind of flower, either, but what a great breeder! Readily passes a super-round form, good bud count and great leaves.


On Oct 24, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

Good grower, hearty and good blooms, but flower not to my liking - just OK for me.


On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Morss 1989; Rose-mauve with deep purple eye and green throat, 22 inch scape, 5.5 inch bloom