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Hemerocallis 'Blackjack Cherry'


Plant Type:


Hemerocallis 'Blackjack Cherry' – Upon opening 'Blackjack Cherry' is an exceptionally rich, velvety blackened red with a lighter burgundy watermark set off with a cooling yellow-green throat. The flowers are heavily recurved creating a rounded flower, the thick petals of heavy texture. And though evergreen daylilies have tended to languish and not perform well for us in northeastern Connecticut, 'Blackjack Cherry' is a tough and vibrant exception. Carr, 1995. 'Blackjack Cherry' is the product of a complex breeding scheme, (((Merry Witch x Ed Murray) x (Royal Heiress x Dominic)) x 'Lexington Avenue')... I'm so confused.

5”/ M / H20”/ / F / T / ev



Black, Dark Red

Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis 'Blackjack Cherry'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Bank
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Adaptable


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Bare Root
  • Division

Genus Overview: Hemerocallis

Common Name: Daylily

The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.

Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:

Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)

Bloom Season: Very Early = VE

Early = E

Early Middle = EM

Middle = M,

Middle Late = ML

Late = L

Very Late = VL

Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)

Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”

Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”

Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”

Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”

Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”

Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”

Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”

All Daylilies are sold bare root