Daylily 'Chicago Apache'


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


18-24 in. (45-60 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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Enterprise, Alabama

Aurora, Colorado

West Haven, Connecticut

Jacksonville, Florida

Snellville, Georgia

Carol Stream, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Fairfield, Illinois

Grayslake, Illinois

Moline, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Nilwood, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Nevada, Iowa

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Carlisle, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Horse Cave, Kentucky

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Owensboro, Kentucky

Simmesport, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Litchfield, Maine

Hughesville, Maryland

Norton, Massachusetts

Clawson, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Hibbing, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Berlin, New Hampshire

Greenville, New Hampshire

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Ellisburg, New York

Glens Falls, New York

Valley Stream, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Shelby, North Carolina

Pekin, North Dakota

Chandlersville, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Rumford, Rhode Island

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina(2 reports)

Clarksville, Tennessee

Frisco, Texas

Houston, Texas

Vidor, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Penhook, Virginia

Bow, Washington

Edison, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Bristol, Wisconsin

Deerfield, Wisconsin

Kansasville, Wisconsin

Tomah, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 3, 2011, susansconi from Rumford, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

So far, I'm very pleased! I got Chicago Apache locally only a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, after I planted it, my dog -he's pretty big- trampled my poor lil' Ch. A.(to the point where I thought it may not survive) when he was chasing a squirrel! I had to cut all the foliage back, lost 2 scapes completely, & left 1 straggler in hopes of getting to see at least 1 bloom this season. Well, the squirrel got away & was doing fine and, apparently, so is my plant!!! My first bloom was perfect! Beautiful and saturated deep red color, and large, too! I'm very impressed with the resilience of this plant that took transplanting very well, along with a dog attack!
Can't speak of long term performance, yet, but will edit my review if there's any major changes. I expect it to do very well, consi... read more


On Oct 22, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

This is a classic, one of my favorites, really a great plant and almost weed-like. It is tough, multiplies quickly, super easy to grow and has lots of rich, red flowers. It blooms late, for a long time. After 9 or 10 years I have several huge clumps. I think it looks prettiest in a bit of shade as it tends to fade in the full sun.


On Jan 21, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

One of my favorite daylilies for it blooms when most do not and usually until frost which in my area is in September. It certainly blooms more than many so called rebloomers do around here.


On Jul 16, 2008, budsnblooms from (Debbie) Carlisle, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is a very deep velvety red in the front yard which is shaded in the hottest part of the day. The other plant that is in the back yard gets sun all day and is more of a scarlet or claret red.


On Feb 18, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Whenever Chicago Apache is in bloom in my garden, it is a real attention-getter. Its brilliant red flowers need some protection from the hot sun in the afternoon, but otherwise it's a very carefree and prolific bloomer for me in Northern Virginia.


On Sep 2, 2007, crazy4brugs from Kansasville, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

A beautiful plant, true scarlet red flowers, with ruffled edged petals, one of the last daylilies to bloom in my yard.


On Jan 17, 2006, samting from Pekin, ND wrote:

Great, husky plant. My three year old had 16 blooms out at one time last August!!


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

I have never understood why this plant is not labeled as a rebloomer. It consistently has an extended bloom season here in my zone 4 garden, putting up extra scapes following the originals. Great red!


On Oct 8, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

This is an outstanding daylily - here in z5, southern NH it waits until mid September to bloom, then blooms straight through Halloween - despite light frosts that begin here in early October! Color fades after the frost starts, yet it does not stop this pretty bloomer from doing a stand up job. Will never have a garden without this "summer extender"!


On May 15, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Marsh-Klehm 1981; 27-inch, velevty red 5-inch blooms, green throat