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Daylily 'Prairie Moonlight'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Prairie Moonlight
Hybridized by Marsh
Registered or introduced: 1965
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Logansport, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Salvisa, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Fairfax, Minnesota

Fargo, North Dakota

Tiffin, Ohio

Freedom, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Brenham, Texas

Roanoke, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 11, 2006, lilyq from Fairfax, MN wrote:

this is the first daylily my 12 year old son picked out--huge pale yellow flowers that just glow--I am not a yellow flower lover, but this one is nice


On Jun 3, 2005, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Almost tried to trade this away.......couldn't see the value in it......just sat there forever! Then, it bloomed! Wow....my kids were thrilled, and I think I'll keep it. ;-)


On Nov 14, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

One of my first daylilies, ans still love its large, bright yellow glowing flowers! One of the best store boughts I have.


On Mar 9, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

8" blooms, 34" scape,Marsh 1965