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Daylily 'Golden Chimes'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Chimes
Hybridized by Fischer
Registered or introduced: 1954
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Early midseason (EM)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Donn Fischer Memorial Award (or runner-up)

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:

Grow outdoors year-round


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

Warrenville, Illinois

Logansport, Indiana

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 30, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This represents my notion of what a daylily can be. It has a graceful, wildflower effect, but it puts out a lot more flowers than any wild daylily species. This remains popular in Europe, and the RHS has awarded it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit, but in the US it has been largely displaced by daylilies with big flowers (and big deadheads).

The flowers dance high above the foliage on slender wiry scapes, and spent flowers are self-cleaning. (Spent flowers don't drop immediately, but they close and shrivel so that they're not very noticeable, and deadheading is unnecessary.)

I wish more contemporary breeders would work on expanding the color range of daylilies of this sort. 'Corky' is another oldie that's similar. Bob Sobek's 'Aerial', 'Backstroke', and '... read more


On Aug 1, 2009, grik from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

This is my all time favorite daylily. The flowers are golden yellow with a darker reverse. What is terrific about this cultivar is the way the small flowers dance above the foliage on long stems. It is a very graceful plant.


On Feb 28, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

3" blooms, 46" scape,Fischer 1954