Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Pierce-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 20 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 2.4
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: pink self with green throat
AHS Awards: Stout Silver Medal: 1992
Award of Merit: 1990
Honorable Mention: 1987

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Fairy Tale Pink x Beverly Ann
Child plants: 319 child plants

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Location: home garden VA
Date: 2007-06-26
BARBARA MITCHELL
Location: Cowansville, Quebec, Canada
Location: Mark's Park (home) zone 6a
Date: 2021-07-04
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-12
Location: Jacksonville TX
Date: 2014-06-13
Location: On a garden tour
Date: July 2005
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2022-07-09
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2024-06-03
2nd poly, plus??
Location: Huntsville, Al
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Poland
Date: 2021-08-01
Location: Southern Indiana
Date: Early morning.  July 2022
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2024-05-31
Polymerous - she never did that before.
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Location: Z:5 
Date: 2018-07-01
Poly

Date: 2008-07-24
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. 
Date: 2013-07-22
 9:51 am. Beautiful ribbing.
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-11

In my Mom's garden
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 6-20-2015
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-22
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell') poly
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-20
Barbara Mitchell, poly
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2020-07-11
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2017-07-09
Location: Conroe, Texas
Date: 2020-05-10
Location: Garden City, MI
Date: 2011-08-02
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Location: Poland
Date: 2021-07-29
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-07-19
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2020
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-11
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell')

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Date: 2014-05-31
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Location: My Yard
Date: 2004-07-05
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-06-06
Barbara Mitchell
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-22
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell') in poly bloom

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Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-06-24

Date: 2009-07-19
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2006-02-03
Location: Cantonment, FL
Date: 2014-06-17
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-25
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-07-01

Date: 2014-06-11
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-08-09
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: MY GARDEN
Location: RavenCroft Garden
Date: 2009-07-17

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  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: West border
Date: July
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25

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Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: southern KY
Date: 6/22/2019
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2009-05-21
polytepal bloom
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: Jul 26, 2011 6:36 PM
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  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-06-24
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2014-07-12
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: July 2013
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-02
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Location: RavenCroft Garden
Date: 2009-07-17
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Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-19

Date: 2008-03-01
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Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25

Date: 2014-08-11
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Date: 1999-07-01
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Location: Jacksonville TX
Date: 2014-06-13
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2014-09-13
Classic Beauty
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.

Date: 2014-07-02

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Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: June 24, 2012
photo by James Steakley

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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Date: 2013-07-19

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Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: July 213
Location: Local garden Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-30
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2008-08-09

Date: 2010-09-03
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Location: Ditchlily's Garden
Date: 2011-06-01

Date: 2013-07-19
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 2018-06-27
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-27
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Date: 2014-07-07
Barbara Mitchell
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Comments:
  • Posted by jon (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on Aug 25, 2014 12:41 PM concerning plant:
    This daylily does show rust resistances. It also blooms constantly through the summer.
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 4:55 PM concerning plant:
    Very resistant to rust. Moderate increase. Garden Value Poll Winner
  • Posted by Natalie (North Central Idaho - Zone 7a) on Jul 17, 2015 10:46 PM concerning plant:
    I've had many amazing blooms from Barbara Mitchell. It makes a very beautiful clump, and is covered with blooms all season. It has increased very quickly for me, in both my zone 5a garden, and in my zone 7a garden. It is a bit taller in the 7a garden, but not too short in the colder zone. It has been a perfect plant, and I have been very happy with it.

    If you love pastel pink daylilies, this would be a great addition to your garden!
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Aug 26, 2014 8:50 PM concerning plant:
    Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell' is an outstanding daylily. Gorgeous pink and with perfect blooms every time, it's a popular daylily. Great grower and reliable.

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