Daylily 'Chicago Gold Coast'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Chicago Gold Coast
Hybridized by Marsh
Registered or introduced: 1975
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cedartown, Georgia

Topeka, Kansas

South China, Maine

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Rockwood, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 15, 2008, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

For a big flowered daylily with simplistic color that is very noticable, this one works very well. It has a bold color. Truly care free. I have noticed the leaves tend to be a bit on the yellow side, I dont know if this is cultural or genetic.


On Jun 20, 2006, Ishtar64 from Cedartown, GA wrote:

This is a truly beautiful plant! It's sturdy and vigorous and blooms like crazy. The flower color is less gold and more like Tang - the drink powder, a very bright citrusy orange with a faint white midrib. It's not garish, but rather soft and bright at the same time. I love this daylily! It's also one of the more affordable cultivars, which makes buying several of these to plant in mass a possibility for the gardener with limited funds.


On Feb 22, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" blooms, 24" scape,Marsh 1975