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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Malaysian Monarch'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Malaysian Monarch
Hybridized by Munson; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
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):
Award of Merit (or runner-up)
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RobertWM On Nov 6, 2010, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Judging by the number of photos posted, this is quite a popular daylily and with quite good reason. It has increased mightily for me and blooms like crazy, putting on a great show every year. The large flowers are a clear two toned medium/light purple and everyone is attracted to it.

Neutral lilyq On Jun 12, 2008, lilyq from Fairfax, MN wrote:

slow grower in MN for me..mine looks like the picture submitted by carolann. I did have a lot of buds on the stems in 2006

Positive poppysue On Jan 21, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Munson, RW 1986, 24" tall, Flowers 6" wide.

This is great purple and has done well for me in zone 5. It's quite striking in the garden.


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

Long Beach, California
Snellville, Georgia
Des Plaines, Illinois
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Ashfield, Massachusetts
Carleton, Michigan
Clawson, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Auburn, New Hampshire
Pittstown, New Jersey
Niagara Falls, New York (2 reports)
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Grove City, Ohio
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Conroe, Texas
Cathan, Washington
Huntington, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin

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