Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chicago Apache

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Nov 24, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Chicago Apache' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1981 by Marsh-Klehm.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1985

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache')
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 24, 2015 6:27 PM CST
I've had Chicago Apache for just over a year now and it has been in a pot since it'a arrival here. It is awaiting my making a new bed for it to go into.
I have been thrilled with it's performance thus far. It's a lovely, vibrant color and has bloomed well for being a "newbie". There have been no problems with rust. It is a dormant but where I live, all dormants do not go dormant so you find out as winter comes. Chicago Apache is a true dormant for me here.

I LOVE this daylily! Lovey dubby
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Nov 24, 2015 6:38 PM CST
An excellent red: The color stays throughout the hot July days and draws attention from a distance. Its growth is phenomenal, and increases rapidly here. It withstands some of the worst weather extremes including flooding from heavy rain. I would rate this very high on my favorite top reds list equal to these:

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mountain Laurel')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Crimson Shadows')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Dream')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Holiday Happiness')
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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Raven
Nov 24, 2015 6:44 PM CST

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I have had this plant in my garden for 5 years. It has been a good plant increasing yearly to the point where it needs to be divided in 2016. What I like best about this one is that it is a late bloomer for me. It is nice to see these red blooms when most of the others are finished. It keeps the color in the rain and produces lots of blooms over a long bloom period.
Name: Debbie
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DebbieC
Nov 24, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Chicago Apache has been an excellent performer for me in my zone 2b/3 garden. Despite not being in a full sun exposure, it has been a steady increaser and has a long season of bloom. I love it's rich red color! Mine is sited next to Hemerocallis Strawberry Candy and Heliopsis Summer Sun and they go great together in my opinion. I would highly recommend this Daylily




Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Nov 24, 2015 7:21 PM CST

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I've had Chicago Apache for a few seasons now. It has been a very reliable plant for me with decent increase each year and lots of blooms even though I have it in a spot that gets a touch too much shade.. It also blooms on the late side of the season for me as well. Blooms a very bright red for me with lighter midribs. Much brighter than all my other red, if not quite as saturated as some. Sets pods without trouble.




Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 24, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Reliable bloomer even in drought conditions and with afternoon shade, although it is slow to open in the mornings. Nice, vibrant red color. Smiling

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Claudia
Nov 25, 2015 9:11 AM CST
This is one that I had and loved it. It grew very well for me even though I only had it a couple of years. So why do I not have it? Our daughter also really liked it. She had moved into a house and wanted some plants to put in. So I gave Chicago Apache and a few others. The plan being she would give me some back later. Well, that did not work out.

I just may have to consider getting it again!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 25, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Claudia, I can send it to you next year. Smiling Have put you on the share list. Will check with you in the spring and see if you still want it.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 25, 2015 9:37 AM CST
I've had it here for many years. I sacrified most of the clump to spring sickness experiments (it does get spring sickness but grows out of it well and can still flower on the affected fans the same year). I kept a double fan from the dissected clump and it has now increased again and flowered well this year despite having a large shrubby weed in the middle of it which I shall have to remove in spring.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 25, 2015 9:56 AM CST
I purchased Chicago Apache this year, but it arrived at the end of the season, so I haven't seen its blooms in my garden. I did see it at a local daylily garden, though, so I can confirm that it is a northern-hardy variety and remember it being VERY red. I was excited to see it because, on a previous visit, the daylily gardener spoke so highly of its beauty that it stuck with me.

I later purchased it from the LA when I noticed a buyer (whom I was already purchasing another daylily from) had it for a stellar deal. Can we say 'awesome add-on' and 'cha-ching'? Big Grin

I hope to be able to post pictures of it next year.
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Nov 25, 2015 1:40 PM CST
I have had CA since 2012, it is a beautiful red that blooms late here. It has average increase, strong scapes, blooms well above foliage, sets pods well, and holds it's color well in high heat.
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Claudia
Nov 25, 2015 3:25 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:Claudia, I can send it to you next year. Smiling Have put you on the share list. Will check with you in the spring and see if you still want it.


Thank you so much Debra!! That is very generous of you! Group hug
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 25, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Anything for you, my friend. Group hug
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Nov 25, 2015 6:10 PM CST
The red on Chicago Apache is AMAZING, and so hard to capture in a picture. The blooms have looked perfectly fresh at the end of the day, just as they did when they opened, even when the temps are over 100, and there is zero shade. It has never melted, or faded, or pouted! The foliage has looked great all season too, which is a plus. This one will always be in my garden!
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Nov 28, 2015 5:18 PM CST
This is one of my favorite red daylilies
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Nov 29, 2015 10:21 PM CST
this grew to a good sized clump from a tiny bit shared with me in a group trade. at the time i didnt realize what a treasure had been shared with me, truly one of the nicest in my garden.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Dec 5, 2015 9:25 AM CST
CA is one of my all-time favorites. I had it planted about 10 feet from the curb in my front yard, and I would see its bright red beauty from 50 feet away as I'd drive home.

Proven performer, good clumper, and just all around awesome in the north Atlanta area.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 16, 2016 5:38 PM CST
For some reason I have no records of when I received this plant. I actually think I have been given it a couple of different times. I was going to post that the plant never seems to get established during the season, but it looks like I might have divided it because I have several different small clumps spaced around in different spots. I do need to pay more attention to this particular plant this 2016 season and actually determine how well it is doing.
It did get rust and from the last photo it can be seen in it's dormant state here in my garden.
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Petronek
May 29, 2016 11:39 AM CST
I purchased this one last year. It has sprouted this year and the foliage looks nice. Hopefully it blooms nicely! Zone 4.

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