WAYSIDE KING ROYALE

$14.99 each, 3 for $39.99

4.96 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)
SKU: 1650

* 6″ bloom, 36″ tall, Early-Mid Season, Dormant

One of our favorite purples, it produces lots of blooms on well-branched scapes. A knock-out.

Color

Purple

Bloom Size

6″

Height

36″

Bloom Season

Early-Mid Season

Foliage Types

Dormant

Hybridizer

Klehm-Elsley (1987)

More information (?)
Shipping Season March-October
Sun Exposure

Sun

Soil Type

Any with care

Bloom Period

June-July

Zone Range

3 to 9

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5
    It makes even grasshoppers look good!

    Franklin, TN (verified owner)

    One of my favorite plants. I received as a bonus, and it has been terrific. Beautiful color and a lot of blooms. In TN it needs partial shade like all the darker colors to keep its spectacular purple. Very lovely day lily.

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5
    Royalty, for Sure

    Darlene Alexander

    My Wayside King Royale is blooming right now …. outstanding color and a first choice among all my visitors. Definitely worth the money….sturdy, tall, prolific, rich color.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5
    Dramatic Color!

    Patricia Pflaumer (verified owner)

    This is its first year blooming in the garden—purchased last year. Gorgeous color. Nice contrast with native rudbeckia.

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  4. One person found this helpful

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Great color, but very slow grower in my CO garden

    diane richmond (verified owner)

    I actually have only one of these, so maybe it just doesn’t like the spot, though it has better soil than most of my garden. After 3-4 years, still undersized. Blooms, but not as prolifically as others I have purchased from Oakes. 4 stars for the great purple, though!

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  5. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Gorgeous Color!

    Mary

    What is your hardiness zone? Zone 6

    This one is a perfect deep purple, holding its color better than any other purple I have. There are lots of blooms on multi-branched scapes. Very tall, and multiplies rapidly. Looks great with Beautiful Edgings and Prairie Moonlight.

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  6. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    CAROLYN ERVIN

    Of all my many daylilies, this purple beauty has the most blooms by far. I wish I had counted the
    scapes last year, I believe it would have been close to 100. I think it is a must, goes wonderful paired with pinks, yellows or reds. A SUPER SPECIAL OAKES DAYLILY. Looking forward to its
    beauty this Spring and Summer. Love my Wayside King Royale!
    Middleton, Tn.

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hermitage, PA

    This plant is absolutey gorgious, love it!!! it’s tall and the color is fantastic,alot of scapes and blooms, a must have if your looking for a purple daylilly. a real showstopper.Only the 2nd year in my garden and I am very pleased with it’s preformance.

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Starkville, MS

    Starkville, MS This is my first time to order from Oakes and I could not be more happy with the price I paid, the fast and friendly service, and most of all the plants. I planted them the day after I received them at the end of May and I have already had tons of flowers from these plants. It amazed me that they produced shoots and buds within about 5 days. I am ordering more!

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corry, PA

    There is a reason almost everyone gives Wayside King Royale a 10/10! Absolutely Beautiful! i split my clump into two halves last year and they’re both pretty good size with each having three scapes full of blooms! if you are looking for a purple day lily, look no further!

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  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley, IL

    This gorgeous beauty was one of my first to bloom and is still blooming 2-3 flowers daily. It is as vibrant and sturdy as any of my daylilies. The color stays bold even during the hot midday sun.

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Indianapolis, IN

    My favorite purple – it’s planted next to a few yellows and it looks great. I enjoy every single bloom!

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  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    New Tazewell, TN

    I cannot even begin to say how much I love this flower! The color is absolutely stunning! Very deep purple but really stands out. The green throat makes it really pop! Lots and lots of blooms on very high scapes! This flower is a must buy!!!

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  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Galva, IL

    First year to bloom and it had many flowers and all were picture worthy. Mine tends toward a royal purple. Very velvet and contrasts nicely with other colors. Didn’t loose it’s color or surface in sun or rain.

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  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louisville, KY

    This purple ties with Strutter’s Ball. Love them both! Similar in color and performance.

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  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Minneapolis, MN

    Zone 4a. This daylily is not purple as described by Oakes but a deep burgundy wine. If you’re expecting the color of Wayside King Royale to be like the purple of Supertunia Royal Velvet, you will be disappointed. I planted WKR last fall. Oakes’ shipment was most generous and I ended up dividing it into five fat fans. The first bloom arrived on June 20, followed by 50 more over the next 19 days. It’s in a west exposure where it gets all-afternoon sun, but it doesn’t fade.

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  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Birmingham, AL

    Absolutely gorgeous! Purchased this one when my husband indicated that he would like to see a purple daylily in our garden. I planted it in late spring 2009 so didn’t get a bloom, but it has grown to quite a large clumb, and now this season it has MORE than pleased us. Covered in blooms, covered in buds promising more blooms. The color is like velvet, so rich and luxurious. My husband loves it and now wants me to get more purples. But it would be hard to beat this beauty.

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  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    St Ignace, MI

    Wayside King Royale is definately my favorite daylily. Planted in part-sun this plant amazes me every year – more and more of the most beautiful blooms I’ve seen. Gorgeous!

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  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    McMurray, PA

    While maybe not a show stopper for me, Wayside King Royale is still a quality good looking purple. It blows away Super Purple and Vino De Notte which I planted from another grower. Next year it will be side by side with Chicago Sunrise.

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  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    BRANDON, VT

    This daylily is absolutely beautiful! The color is true to the picture but more beautiful in the garden than you can imagine. Many compliments on this one. Stunning!

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  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Longmont, CO

    Planted just this spring, this one is blooming already in July with its deep purple and yellow throat! Lovely

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  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scotland, CT

    I get a lot of comments from this one. I grow it next to my deck stairs in full sun along with white yarrow, which makes it really stand out. It is a very rich purple on tall, strong scapes. You won’t be disappointed with this one.

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  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Montrose, MN

    One of my favorites and definitely a show stopper. Bring your camera. Large flowers on strongs stems. I’m partial to purples, wines, reds and this one really shows its true colors. Highly recommend this one.

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  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Circleville, OH

    This daylily is a nice deep dark burgundy. The color holds well in the sun. Very pretty!

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