Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mary's Gold') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: McDonell-H.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 34 inches
Bloom size: 6.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 2.9
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: brilliant golden orange self with green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1991
Honorable Mention: 1988
LAA: 2005
PC: 2001

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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Child plants: 12 child plants

Great grower

'Mary's Gold' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 29, 2015.

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Location: NCDate: Jun 25, 2011 6:13 PMGreat grower
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Location: kitchenerDate: 2015-07-18
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Location: Hartshorn, MODate: 2015-06-28From Oakes (substitute for an order of Mary Todd)
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-05-26
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Date: 2009-01-05Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-101st bloom on a 1 year old plant.
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-06-05
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: Jul 17, 2011 7:29 AMMary's Gold
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Date: 2012-06-29
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-05-10
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-07-25
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Location: Northern GermanyDate: 2017-06-30
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Date: 1999-07-01Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Date: 2006-07-04   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5bDate: 2013-07-11
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: July 2014Full sun.
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Dec 6, 2011 2:36 AM

I used to grow this beautiful and brilliant Daylily! I remember it looking just like the photo posted by sandnsea2. It would be a great Daylily to grow because it stands out in the distance and it is bright, beautiful, and a great grower. I used to love seeing this 'Mary's Gold' in bloom every year! The reason I don't have it anymore is that I had to cut back severely from the amount of Daylilies I used to grow from approx. 400 to a couple of dozen.

It's an oldie but a goodie!

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Nov 29, 2012 5:49 PM

Got a double fan of H. Mary's Gold in 2008 and put one fan on each side of the bridge in my sitting garden. It has multiplied wonderfully.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Mar 25, 2014 3:22 PM

Mary's Gold is another daylily I would not give up. At 34 inches high and with rich golden 6.5-inch blooms, it is impressive. It received Honorable Mention in 1988, the Award of Merit in 1991, and the Lenington All American Award in 2005.

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Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on May 21, 2014 2:51 PM

The flowers on this plant are an older form (i.e. not very ruffled) but they are large blooms and have great, standout golden color. This is an "oldie but goody" if you don't mind the lack of rebloom.

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Plant Events from our members
BillAlleysDLs On July 22, 2015 Bloomed
Seedfork On April 10, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant for the year.
Seedfork On October 7, 2017 Maintenance performed
Relocated clump
Seedfork On May 11, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom of the season for this plant
Seedfork On April 12, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Found first scape on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On June 18, 2014 Obtained plant
Obtained plant as a gift from M.M.
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