Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Matthew Martin') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Dougherty
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Traits: Self
Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: rust brown, darker eye, yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2016

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Brown
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: one child plant


'Matthew Martin' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 2, 2015.

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM

I used to grow 'Matthew Martin' in my garden for years and loved it! I didn't think I'd like a brown Daylily, but I was wrong. It's a beautiful colored Daylily and I loved seeing outside of my kitchen window where I had it planted, every year I had it. I can still think in my mind, years later, how stunning it was in bloom! It was a good grower for me and a joy to grow.

I used to grow around 400 or more Daylilies and had to get rid of most of them, 'Matthew Martin' included. It's an oldie, but goodie in my mind and truly worth growing!

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Posted by FAIRYROSE (Nocona,Tx zn.7 - Zone 7a) on Jun 22, 2019 6:13 AM

Matthew Martin has an interesting color combination. What one needs to REALIZE is the changes he makes throughout the day (as seen in the most confusing photos). If you observe it at the end of the day (as I did on his 1st bloom), you wonder how 'Persian Ruby' made its way into your garden!!

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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on Aug 12, 2018 9:59 PM

Put up new scapes and rebloomed in early fall.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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USDA Zone 5b Favorite Daylilies by Claudia Aug 14, 2015 7:51 AM 5
What are your favorite older dls that are keepers? by bluegrassmom Jul 31, 2015 10:50 AM 121

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