Hybridized in Iowa by Nan Ripley (2006), this semi-evergreen tetraploid is winter-hardy in Wisconsin. Scarlet Pimpernel is an Unusual Form (UFO) crispate, which means it has pinched, twisted, or quilled floral segments. Sometimes the blooms appear as polymerous (more than the usual amount of segments). In one of my photos, note that it has four petals and four sepals. Although the scape height is registered as 35 inches, after three years in my garden it only grows about 30" tall. This award-winner is one of my early bloomers. This year it started blooming on June 22 and I expect it to continue through the end of July.
American Daylily Society Awards:
- Stout Silver Medal: 2019 - The highest award a daylily can win
- Award of Merit: 2016 - An award that signifies that a cultivar is not only distinctive and beautiful, but also performs well over a wide geographic area
- Honorable Mention: 2013 - The first official “stamp of approval” by the American Daylily Society where good performance goes beyond the regional level
- Ned Roberts Spider/Unusual Form Award: 2013 - The most outstanding spider or Unusual Form cultivar blooming in a clump in a convention tour garden