Daylily 'Catherine Woodbery'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Catherine Woodbery
Additional cultivar information:(aka Catherine Woodbury)
Hybridized by Childs
Registered or introduced: 1967
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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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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

Bigelow, Arkansas

Sherwood, Arkansas

Logan Lake, British Columbia

Glen Avon, California

Pedley, California

Rubidoux, California

Sunnyslope, California

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Monticello, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Roswell, Georgia

Snellville, Georgia

Thomson, Georgia

Wray, Georgia

Eastport, Idaho

Des Plaines, Illinois

Niles, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Logansport, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Ames, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Lewiston, Maine

Ellicott City, Maryland

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Big Lake, Minnesota

Fairfax, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Morgan, Minnesota

Brandon, Mississippi

Lincoln, Nebraska

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Woodbury, New Jersey

Eden, New York

Kew Gardens, New York

Schenectady, New York

Southold, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Kulm, North Dakota

Lima, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Custer, South Dakota

Clarksville, Tennessee

Hixson, Tennessee

Frisco, Texas

Plains, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Montpelier, Vermont

Alexandria, Virginia

Falls Church, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Hurricane, West Virginia

Augusta, Wisconsin

Bristol, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 19, 2021, naomimjacobs from Bangor, ME wrote:

This daylily's coloring is truly exquisite. Unfortunately, though planted in full sun, it rarely blooms for more than two weeks in this Zone 5A garden. I haven't noticed a fragrance.


On Jul 26, 2015, Rosiespring from Custer, SD wrote:

Planted several maybe 15 years ago. Blooms are usually scanty. In hot sun, they are more coral but, as weather cools, blossoms become a pretty lavender pink. Have never noticed a fragrance. Maybe name on label wasn't correct??
Would love to have them perform for me as they have for other members' pretty ones.


On Jan 20, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Blooms faithfully now , at first had a hard time getting the single bareroot to survive the winter here but got a small clump amounting to triple fan size in a trade which has survived two winters now and is just lovely.


On Jan 14, 2008, DaylilyDiva219 from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

"Catherine Woodbery" was one of my first daylilies, given to me by a very good friend, so it will always be special to me. The fact that it's a beautiful, soft pink-lavender blend flower, with a wonderful fragrance and many blooms is just a bonus. It's an oldie but a definite goodie!


On Jan 30, 2007, Igrowinpa from Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pretty pale lavender that is striking in the garden. After blooming, the foilage tends to die off but returns and stays green until frost. I will always have some growing in my daylily gardens.


On Mar 23, 2006, snagglebuddy from Riverview, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Bought these bulbs from Walmart a month or so ago and they are already blooming. Very beautiful indeed!


On Feb 19, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Childs 1967: Nice, very nice! A great pastel color with pleasing light fragrance.


On Oct 8, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this one - and it's scent is very good, which is great as it's not a yellow, which tend to hold the monopoly on fragrance I think.


On Oct 26, 2003, pigeon1943 from Harwinton, CT wrote:

a very nice older nursery flower -great color


On Apr 1, 2003, louisenh wrote:

Another older variety that still holds its own with the new ones. Very pretty pink with no salmon overtones. Medium height, plant where noses can find it.


On Feb 21, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

6" blooms, 30" scape,Childs (1967)