Daylily 'Ming Toy'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ming Toy
Hybridized by Wheeler
Registered or introduced: 1947
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

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Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



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

Dothan, Alabama

Gaylesville, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Arbuckle, California

Glen Avon, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bartow, Florida

Hobe Sound, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)

Pensacola, Florida

Cartersville, Georgia

Boise, Idaho

Ankeny, Iowa

Monticello, Kentucky

Gladwin, Michigan

Hemlock, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Morehead City, North Carolina

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Hugo, Oklahoma

Freedom, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Linden, Tennessee

College Station, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Petersburg, Virginia

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 11, 2009, flaflwrgrl from Allthingsplants, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the 3rd year with the Ming Toys in my garden. Last year they did not rebloom----they never STOPPED blooming until of course "winter" here in south Florida. They bloom their hearts out! They are so tough..we've had terrible drought with water restrictions, they are in full blazing sun and thrive! I LOVE them. Contrary to what most people believe...daylilys DO grow this far south and do quite well. But don't call the county extension office & ask the master gardeners because they'll tell you daylilys do not grow here.


On May 2, 2009, Gourd from Mesilla Park, NM wrote:

I just got these a couple of weeks ago and they have been blooming beautifully. They are doing well in dappled shade and add some great color to the landscape.


On Jun 20, 2004, cathiwim from Petersburg, VA wrote:

This plant takes well to moving. Seems to withstand upheaval with minimal transplant shock. I have moved my entire inventory(250 plants) 5 times in the last 6 years, and the Ming Toy, Fairytale Pink and Stella D'Oro came thru beautifully here in Virginia with no disturbance of bloom. I have transplanted in full bloom with no ill effects.


On May 30, 2004, lindenlady from Linden, TN wrote:

This lovely Hem has an incredible increase....up to 12 scapes in it's 3rd year with up to 11 buds per scape. Holds up well in the Tennessee Sun.


On Jun 14, 2003, rdbchick from Cartersville, GA wrote:

Very high bud count on 4+ scapes per small clump (4-5 fans). Red holds nicely in hot Ga. sun.