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
Hardiness: 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)
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+++++
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.
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.
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.
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"!
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 Gages Lake, Illinois Moline, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Nilwood, Illinois Oak Lawn, Illinois Macy, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana Nevada, Iowa Shawnee, Kansas Carlisle, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Horse Cave, Kentucky Owensboro, Kentucky Simmesport, Louisiana Durham, Maine Litchfield, Maine Norton, Massachusetts Clawson, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Arden Hills, Minnesota Excelsior, Minnesota Hibbing, Minnesota Brunswick, Missouri Auburn, New Hampshire Berlin, New Hampshire Nelson, New Hampshire Sandown, New Hampshire Ellisburg, New York Glens Falls, New York North Valley Stream, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Kingstown, North Carolina Pekin, North Dakota Macdonald, Ohio Perrysburg, Ohio Brickerville, Pennsylvania Rumford, Rhode Island North Augusta, South Carolina Simpsonville, South Carolina (2 reports) Frisco, Texas Houston, Texas Rose City, Texas Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia Penhook, Virginia Edison, Washington Kalama, Washington Spokane, Washington Kansasville, Wisconsin Lake Shangrila, Wisconsin Tomah, Wisconsin