Daylily '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
Registered or introduced: 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:

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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:

Medium Purple

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

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 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

John Sam Lake, Washington

North Marysville, Washington

Priest Point, Washington

Shaker Church, Washington

Stimson Crossing, Washington

Weallup Lake, Washington

Huntington, West Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 27, 2014, Brahms from Toronto,
Canada wrote:

My Malaysian Monarch did not bloom with such an intense violet purple and lime green throat and I would love to see it do that!
My Malaysian Monarch just bloomed for the first time (third week of July, 2014) (just planted a month ago) in Toronto, Ontario in soil with a neutral ph level (7-ish), in an area of the garden receiving full sun for perhaps six hours a day. I was so disappointed to see it bloom reddish-burgundy!
The plant came from a reputable local grower here in Toronto (Arcadian Daylilies).

Thinking about the possible factors involved, it has also been hot during the days this summer (up to 27-28 degrees Celsius/80-82 degrees Fahrenheit) and cooler in the evenings, with some intermittent cool days.

I have read that bloom... read more


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.


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


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.