Daylily 'Barbara Mitchell'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Barbara Mitchell
Hybridized by Pierce
Registered or introduced: 1985
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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:


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:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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


Dothan, Alabama

Laceys Spring, Alabama

Wedowee, Alabama

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

Sherwood, Arkansas

San Jose, California

Maitland, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Newnan, Georgia

Jacksonville, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Logansport, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Trout, Louisiana

Durham, Maine

Rockland, Maine

Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Mashpee, Massachusetts

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Hopkins, Minnesota

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Exeter, New Hampshire

Mirror Lake, New Hampshire

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Averill Park, New York

Asheville, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Pembina, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Madison, Tennessee

Cedar Park, Texas

Garland, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Bountiful, Utah

Falls Church, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Penhook, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Weston, West Virginia

Augusta, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

River Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 8, 2018, SeeBee from Mirror Lake, NH wrote:

I have had Barbara Mitchell in my garden for about 5 years. It blooms profusely with large pink flowers. I am in zone 4 or 4a. I have already divided it once and I am thinking I can do so again next year. It is one of my very favorites along with Ranger Bob and South Seas.


On Jul 24, 2018, april_h_o from Madison, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just purchased two of these this past year. Lovely bloom, but definitely much more peach or apricot-colored than pink. I'll have to move them elsewhere, but definitely a keeper.


On May 20, 2016, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Added to my collection b/c of being an award winning cultivar. Soft pink flowers.


On Apr 27, 2013, hornetstingme from Bountiful, UT wrote:

(zone 6a) Lovely long lasting Pink. Blooms consistently every year. Good Increaser. I have grown Barbara Mitchell for five years.


On May 4, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Large daylily with large, recurved pink blooms w/a yellow throat. Also has a lite fragrance. A beautiful addition to any flower garden!


On Nov 22, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've had good luck with this daylily in zone 4a. It does get a bit of afternoon shade. It has heavy scapes and large flowers, and the color is a pale pink/peach that blends well with other flowers and foliage.


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

Starts slow in zone 3 but this is year three and it is big, Much larger and hardier than it's ancestor Fairy Tale Pink. Beautiful peach pink in color and I love the texture. I like placing it with yellows that bloom at the same time.


On Jul 20, 2008, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

I grow this plant in a spot that benefits from afternoon shade.
I am please with the soft color that glows in the late afternoons. The not too tall scapes hold well in the rain, they produce many flowers.


On Jun 28, 2007, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

I was not pleased with the color, a white-folk's flesh pink in full sun in my garden, but the vigor is astonishing thanks to longer roots. I do like the pleating.


On Jul 17, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have been growing Barbara Mitchell outdoors in a 1 gallon container which I often forget to water here in Zone 5a. It has bloomed for me every year anyhow. This year I put it in the soil where it will be watered by drip irrigation. It should do much better now.


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

I just love this plant. However, it grows very slowly in my garden with only a few blooms each year. (Very frustrating) I assume it does not care much for zone 4.


On Jan 3, 2004, ander from Morning Sun, IA wrote:

Beautiful and long blooming.


On Aug 31, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fast growing plant. Multipied well. Second spring and it's a lovely light full pink.


On May 16, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

C. Pierce 1985; Pink self with green throat, 20 inch scape, large 6 inch bloom, ruffled