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Daylily 'Miracle Maid'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Miracle Maid
Hybridized by Varner
Registered or introduced: 1981
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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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:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Grass Valley, California

Clearwater, Florida

Coatesville, Indiana

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Mound, Minnesota

Martell, Nebraska

Hulbert, Oklahoma

North Augusta, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 17, 2011, Pat_42 from Mound, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I love this red velvety daylily. It grows in full sun, part sun and part
shade and is really hard to kill. I live in central Minnesota so our winters a very cold and our summers get very hot and humid, especially in July, August @ September. I bought five additional red daylilies last year and can't wait to see them. They're all various colors of red but I will always love Miracle Maid.


On Jun 24, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

While this may be overlooked as yet another red, Miracle Maid is a tough bloom. Through the rain, this one looks good. Even in the wind, when most cultivars appear beaten and ulgy, Miracle Maid stands strong.

In feeling the petals alone, they almost feel like they are enhanced with plastic.

Stems are long and strong, though crooked. Very nice red I will keep in my garden even though others may be pulled. A good choice for a durable bloom with beauty.