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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis '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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1965

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lilyq 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

Positive mkjones 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! kids were thrilled, and I think I'll keep it. ;-)

Positive pigeon1943 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.

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

8" blooms, 34" scape,Marsh 1965


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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