Daylily 'Matt'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Matt
Hybridized by Harris
Registered or introduced: 1982
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Color Patterns:




Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Elgin, Illinois

Lafayette, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Olathe, Kansas

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Excelsior, Minnesota

Maryville, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Felicity, Ohio

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Conroe, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 17, 2016, Darcyann3 from Rochester, NY wrote:

I need to know where to buy "Matt" or "Matt's Gift" as soon as possible! They are to be planted this Fall in memory of a loved one. Any information you can share is most appreciated.


On Apr 15, 2009, Psyguy10 from Fayetteville, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

hmmm, i bought this daylily about 6 years ago, the main reason being it's named after me (well not ACTUALLY after me LOL) but this is one of my favorite Hemerocallis hybrids: it blooms like crazy, it's a fast grower, and it has big flowers. on a single plant i've had 4 flowers opened in a single day. i say any daylily addict should have this one in their collection!



On Jun 29, 2006, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

I love this daylily! It's a big, robust plant with dark green leaves and thick, stout flower scapes. The blooms are quite large and very unique. It's a beautiful yellow with bronze shadings or unusual markings and ruffling on the edges. Every bloom looks different! Mine always has several blooms open at one time and this is only the third year I've had it. It's growing extremely well in part-shade. It does have an odd habit of the flowers opening low on the plant with some leaves being above the blooms -- but this doesn't hide the enormous, showy flowers. NEW NOTE: Into my 4th year with Matt -- this year, despite a bad drought, it has 68 buds on it -- no, I'm not kidding!! Talk about a prolific bloomer -- wow!! The plant is robust with deep green coloring; blooms large wit... read more


On Apr 3, 2004, Woodlot_Garden from Kingsport, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Demetrius X (Mathias x Frank Hunter)


On Jun 21, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Truly a unique daylily with flat flowers that ruffle at the edges, interesting mix of yellow and rust - gets a lot of comments in the garden and does well near the birdfeeder - nobody bothers it so it blooms for a long period here.


On Jan 24, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5.5" blooms, 20" scapes, Yellow with bronze cast and green throat.