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HEMEROCALLIS 'Tears From Heaven'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Tears From Heaven'

Mark A. Miller



Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Tears From Heaven'

Plant Common Name

Daylily, Tears From Heaven Daylily

Special Notice

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General Description

For the finest, most delicate view of the flower, look in the morning when the Tears from Heaven daylily's blooms first open. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In very early summer, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Tears from Heaven' produces grapefruit-size flowers atop a tall naked stem called a scape. The six petal-like tepals have wavy edges that have a thread-line of yellow. The tepals are light pink, while the throat is yellow-green. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that remain semi-evergreen across winter. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning but fades to yellow and shrivels up before it's 24-hours old. 'Tears from Heaven' was bred by Sandy Holmes and introduced in 2005.

Daylilies are clump-forming and spread slowly via rhizomes. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. All daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. Deciduous daylilies are the hardiest and survive in the coldest reaches of their range; however they may struggle in areas with mild winters. Evergreen types grow well in all but the most tropical regions but require protection where winters are harsh and cold. Their clumps spread over time and may need to be divided every three to four years. After plants bloom, it is wise to shear back their foliage to allow for a fresh flush of growth.

Enjoy this tried-and-true herbaceous ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings.


  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type


  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-42" / 45.7cm - 106.7cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage


  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate


  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit


  • Seasonal Interest


Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest


  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Light Pink, Light Green

  • Flower Color Modifier


  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers


  • Fragrant Fruit


  • Fragrant Foliage


  • Bark or Stem Fragrant


  • Flower Petal Number


  • Showy Fruit


  • Edible Fruit


  • Showy Foliage


  • Foliage Texture


  • Foliage Sheen


  • Showy Bark


Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns


  • Attracts