Daylily 'Desdemona'

Hemerocallis

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Desdemona
Additional cultivar information:(Nagasaki Arpeggio)
Hybridized by Kirchhoff
Registered or introduced: 1984
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Double

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (pink-purple)

Lavender

Silver/Gray

Color Patterns:

Blend

Watermark

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

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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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 30, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Double, Blend of magenta, orchid and rose with grayed watermark above yellow green throat.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2009, Joy from Kalama, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Desdemona gets better and better each year. The first year I grew it I didn't think I liked it. I'm glad I gave it another year to see what it would do. It's not registered as a rebloomer but it has rebloomed in my garden every year starting with the second season it was growing here. It's pretty consistantly double and the color seems to deepen on cool mornings but it always opens well. I've really grown fond of this daylily and will always have a place for it in my garden.

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