Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Wild
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 40 inches
Bloom size: 8.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: yellow gold self with deep gold throat

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: one child plant

Common names
  • Daylily

'Gold Helmet' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 18, 2022.
Photo Gallery
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: 2018-06-27
Uploaded by sugarcane
Location: Bronx NY
Date: July 2015
Full shade.
  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on May 3, 2017 11:03 AM concerning plant:
    One of my favorite daylilies is Gold Helmet. The large, golden yellow blooms are easy to see from far away but you'll want to get closer because they are nicely fragrant too! This is also one daylily that has increased quickly for me (a rarity in my garden). The fans are large and can bully other plants so give them a little extra space.

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Daylilies Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Daylilies (Hemerocallis)

« Visit the Daylilies forum

» Read our note about daylily rust scores

« The Daylilies Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "The Old Fence"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.