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Nov 18, 2015 6:01 PM CST
'Barbara Mitchell' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1984 by Pierce-C..
It has earned the following AHS awards:
Stout Silver Medal: 1992
Award of Merit: 1990
Honorable Mention: 1987
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell')
Nov 18, 2015 10:14 PM CST
|It has always done well in my zone 6 garden and deserved it's many awards.|
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Nov 19, 2015 7:46 AM CST
|Barbara Mitchell was added to my collection early on. I believe in 2007. Every year when it's begins to bloom, even though I know it's a favorite of mine, I am amazed at its beauty. Here in zone 5a it is hardy and does achieve the registered scape height and bloom size. It's just the perfect pink and perfect shape. |
Nov 19, 2015 8:45 AM CST
|I don't own this cultivar, but love the sculpting in the petals and the color. This looks like a very pretty daylily! |
I live in the south, therefore I wished the rust resistance on this one was a 1.0.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Nov 19, 2015 10:18 AM CST
|This is another one I've had for many years so is totally hardy here in Zone 4 (no winter protection). Very pretty. Currently needing rescuing from a shrub and tree that were not that close when it was planted - it still managed a few flowers this year though.|
Nov 19, 2015 12:29 PM CST
|Think mine is lost, probably to the drought. Haven't seen it in the last two years. |
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Nov 19, 2015 1:04 PM CST
|Planted in 2009 in my zone 4b garden, Barbara Mitchell blooms early to mid in my Vermont garden. Because of its location on my ski hill, on the steepest terrain, it gets very little attention from me, yet continuosly blooms without winter protection, year after year. The soft pink, pleated blooms with bright green throat, are just lovely. It has a central location on my hill. |
'Barbara Mitchell' (This pix is a long shot of the bloom as its very difficult to get a close up of the flower due to the steep incline of my ski-slope garden)
Nov 19, 2015 2:22 PM CST
|I really value this daylily. It appears every year and reblooms most years (in England). The color is wonderful - fragile and delicate, easy to combine with other colors and textures.|
Nov 19, 2015 2:59 PM CST
|Love this daylily! Bloomed profusely this summer. Gets better every year.|
Only wish it would show more of the pink tint in Petruske's lovely pic.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Nov 19, 2015 4:54 PM CST
|Kousa: Still...you have a beautiful clump of Barbara Mitchell!!!!|
Nov 19, 2015 5:42 PM CST
|Barbara Mitchell has been a part of my garden since the fall of 2012. She has performed nicely here in zone 7a. Increased every year nicely and the color is so clear even though it looks so delicate. Haven't had any rust, thank goodness.|
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Nov 20, 2015 5:35 PM CST
|I had this one for several years. It increased very well. I loved its delicate pink color. It bloomed very well no matter where I put her. Everybody always wanted this one. And that is the reason I don't have it any more. Not because I gave it all away but rather I found it a nightmare to dig and divide it! It was one that the roots were very tightly wrapped and gnarled together. After trying in 2014 to get a decent division off for someone, which I finally accomplished, I had butchered her so badly that I just tossed her in the trash. I never wanted to have to dig that one up again! |
Some day I may replace her, but if I do I will not be digging it up.
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Nov 21, 2015 6:17 PM CST
|I have grown Barbara Mitchell in my garden for many many years. As s matter of fact when I sold my house it was one of a few daylilies I was able to dig up and take with me. She is one I can always rely on for beautiful blooms.|
Nov 23, 2015 7:11 AM CST
|Barbara Mitchell is definitely a premium daylily. It blooms profusely with tall sturdy scapes, nice flower form and a clear pretty color. I will always have it in my garden. |
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
May 29, 2016 11:36 AM CST
|Another bloom I love. My daughter loves this one because it "sparkles". This plant actually moved with me from GA zone 7 to MN zone 4. It doesn't multiply as quickly here and has remained small. But it is hardy and returns every year!|
May 30, 2016 10:32 AM CST
|This is one of the first daylilies that I got many years ago. Barbara Mitchell never disappoints and the beautiful pale pink bloom is always perfect. |