Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: McDonell-H.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Child plants: 14 child plants

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Common names
  • Daylily

'Mary's Gold' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 29, 2015.
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Location: My garden
Date: 2021-07-08
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2023-06-26
Location: NC
Date: Jun 25, 2011 6:13 PM
Great grower
Location: My garden
Date: 2022-07-21
Location: kitchener
Date: 2015-07-18
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-18
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-06-21
Mary's Gold
Location: Hartshorn, MO
Date: 2015-06-28
From Oakes (substitute for an order of Mary Todd)
Location: springfield MO
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: 2011-07-06
With Midnight Treasure.
Location: My garden
Date: 7-15-2020
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-10
1st bloom on a 1 year old plant.

Date: 2009-01-05
Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2022-06-26
Location: My garden in Lake Elmo, MN
Date: 7/01/2022
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-11
Although H. Mary's Gold is top branched, it really makes a statem
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Stockbridge, GA
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-06-14
FFE 6/14/2018
Location: my garden-zone 6b
Date: 2023-06-22

Photo Courtesy of Ellies Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: Jul 17, 2011 7:29 AM
Mary's Gold
Location: Conroe, Texas
Date: 2020-05-09
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-25

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2017-06-30
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2011-06-30
Location: Conroe, Texas
Date: 2020-05-14
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-06-05
Location: Saratoga, CA
Date: 2014-06-21
Grown in part shade
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: Jul 17, 2011 7:29 AM
older but very nice

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-10
Wow

Image Courtesy of Monches Farm Used with Permission
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Photo by floota

Date: 2012-06-29
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2021-06-30

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-05-10
Photo by plantcollector
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Date: 2013-07-11
Location: Stockbridge, GA
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-07-11
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-06-23

Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Date: 1999-07-01
Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-21

Date: 2011-10-26
Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-12
It poly'd today!!  Looks like a hibiscus

Date: 2006-07-04
   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Garden of Jim Stauffer Lancaster, Pa
Date: 2013-07-21
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-05-27
FFOE much more orange looking than expected
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-24
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2006-07-16
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: 2011-06-28
Mary's Gold
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-11
Location: My garden
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: July 2014
Full sun.

Date: 2013-07-19
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-16
This is a beacon in the garden!

Date: 2012-07-04

Date: 2012-07-04

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Southern Indiana
Date: Early morning.  June 2022
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-06-06
Comments:
  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Nov 29, 2012 5:49 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Mar 25, 2014 3:22 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on May 21, 2014 2:51 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 6, 2011 2:36 AM concerning plant:
    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!
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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