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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Chicago Apache
Hybridized by Marsh-Klehm; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

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

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention

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9 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive susansconi On Aug 3, 2011, susansconi from Rumford, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

So far, I'm very pleased! I got Chicago Apache locally only a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after I planted it, my dog -he's pretty big- trampled my poor lil' Ch. A.(to the point where I thought it may not survive) when he was chasing a squirrel! I had to cut all the foliage back, lost 2 scapes completely, & left 1 straggler in hopes of getting to see at least 1 bloom this season. Well, the squirrel got away & was doing fine and, apparently, so is my plant!!! My first bloom was perfect! Beautiful and saturated deep red color, and large, too! I'm very impressed with the resilience of this plant that took transplanting very well, along with a dog attack!
Can't speak of long term performance, yet, but will edit my review if there's any major changes. I expect it to do very well, considering what I've seen so far. A+++++

Positive nwh On Oct 22, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

This is a classic, one of my favorites, really a great plant and almost weed-like. It is tough, multiplies quickly, super easy to grow and has lots of rich, red flowers. It blooms late, for a long time. After 9 or 10 years I have several huge clumps. I think it looks prettiest in a bit of shade as it tends to fade in the full sun.

Positive Mainer On Jan 21, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

One of my favorite daylilies for it blooms when most do not and usually until frost which in my area is in September. It certainly blooms more than many so called rebloomers do around here.

Positive budsnblooms On Jul 16, 2008, budsnblooms from (Debbie) Carlisle, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is a very deep velvety red in the front yard which is shaded in the hottest part of the day. The other plant that is in the back yard gets sun all day and is more of a scarlet or claret red.

Positive DaylilyDiva219 On Feb 18, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Whenever Chicago Apache is in bloom in my garden, it is a real attention-getter. Its brilliant red flowers need some protection from the hot sun in the afternoon, but otherwise it's a very carefree and prolific bloomer for me in Northern Virginia.

Positive crazy4brugs On Sep 2, 2007, crazy4brugs from Kansasville, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A beautiful plant, true scarlet red flowers, with ruffled edged petals, one of the last daylilies to bloom in my yard.

Positive samting On Jan 17, 2006, samting from Pekin, ND wrote:

Great, husky plant. My three year old had 16 blooms out at one time last August!!

Positive sybiltwo On Mar 14, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have never understood why this plant is not labeled as a rebloomer. It consistently has an extended bloom season here in my zone 4 garden, putting up extra scapes following the originals. Great red!

Positive carolann On Oct 8, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

This is an outstanding daylily - here in z5, southern NH it waits until mid September to bloom, then blooms straight through Halloween - despite light frosts that begin here in early October! Color fades after the frost starts, yet it does not stop this pretty bloomer from doing a stand up job. Will never have a garden without this "summer extender"!

Neutral poppysue On May 15, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Marsh-Klehm 1981; 27-inch, velevty red 5-inch blooms, green throat


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

Enterprise, Alabama
Aurora, Colorado
West Haven, Connecticut
Jacksonville, Florida
Snellville, Georgia
Carol Stream, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Fairfield, Illinois
Grayslake, Illinois
Moline, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Nilwood, Illinois
Oak Lawn, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
Nevada, Iowa
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Carlisle, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Horse Cave, Kentucky
Owensboro, Kentucky
Simmesport, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Litchfield, Maine
Norton, Massachusetts
Clawson, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Hibbing, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Brunswick, Missouri
Auburn, New Hampshire
Berlin, New Hampshire
Greenville, New Hampshire
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Sandown, New Hampshire
Ellisburg, New York
Glens Falls, New York
Valley Stream, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Shelby, North Carolina
Pekin, North Dakota
Chandlersville, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Rumford, Rhode Island
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina (2 reports)
Clarksville, Tennessee
Frisco, Texas
Houston, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Falls Church, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Edison, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Bristol, Wisconsin
Kansasville, Wisconsin
Tomah, Wisconsin

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