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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Barbara Mitchell
Hybridized by Pierce; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985

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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

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Semi-evergreen (sev.)


Awards (if applicable):
Stout Silver Medal
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention

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8 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hornetstingme On Apr 27, 2013, hornetstingme from Bountiful, UT wrote:

(zone 6a) Lovely long lasting Pink. Blooms consistently every year. Good Increaser. I have grown Barbara Mitchell for five years.

Positive OldPerfessor On May 4, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Large daylily with large, recurved pink blooms w/a yellow throat. Also has a lite fragrance. A beautiful addition to any flower garden!

Positive ms_greenjeans On Nov 22, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've had good luck with this daylily in zone 4a. It does get a bit of afternoon shade. It has heavy scapes and large flowers, and the color is a pale pink/peach that blends well with other flowers and foliage.

Positive Mainer On Jan 20, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Starts slow in zone 3 but this is year three and it is big, Much larger and hardier than it's ancestor Fairy Tale Pink. Beautiful peach pink in color and I love the texture. I like placing it with yellows that bloom at the same time.

Positive northgrass On Jul 20, 2008, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I grow this plant in a spot that benefits from afternoon shade.
I am please with the soft color that glows in the late afternoons. The not too tall scapes hold well in the rain, they produce many flowers.

Neutral JonthanJ On Jun 28, 2007, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

I was not pleased with the color, a white-folk's flesh pink in full sun in my garden, but the vigor is astonishing thanks to longer roots. I do like the pleating.

Positive pajaritomt On Jul 17, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have been growing Barbara Mitchell outdoors in a 1 gallon container which I often forget to water here in Zone 5a. It has bloomed for me every year anyhow. This year I put it in the soil where it will be watered by drip irrigation. It should do much better now.

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

I just love this plant. However, it grows very slowly in my garden with only a few blooms each year. (Very frustrating) I assume it does not care much for zone 4.

Positive ander On Jan 3, 2004, ander from Morning Sun, IA wrote:

Beautiful and long blooming.

Positive tiG On Aug 31, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fast growing plant. Multipied well. Second spring and it's a lovely light full pink.

Neutral poppysue On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

C. Pierce 1985; Pink self with green throat, 20 inch scape, large 6 inch bloom, ruffled


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

Dothan, Alabama
Laceys Spring, Alabama
Wedowee, Alabama
Bella Vista, Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas
Sherwood, Arkansas
San Jose, California
Maitland, Florida
Newnan, Georgia
Jacksonville, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Logansport, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hazard, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Lancaster, Kentucky
Trout, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Rockland, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Excelsior, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Auburn, New Hampshire
Exeter, New Hampshire
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Averill Park, New York
Asheville, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Ellerbe, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Pembina, North Dakota
Felicity, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Cedar Park, Texas
Garland, Texas
Shepherd, Texas
Bountiful, Utah
Falls Church, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Weston, West Virginia
Augusta, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin
River Falls, Wisconsin

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