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Daylily 'Aztec Gold'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Aztec Gold
Hybridized by Dennett
Registered or introduced: 1936
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Midseason (M)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



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

Anniston, Alabama

Desert Hot Springs, California

Parker, Colorado

Bartow, Florida

Largo, Florida

Port Orange, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Kuna, Idaho

Moline, Illinois

Solsberry, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Pollock, Louisiana

Meridian, Mississippi

Felicity, Ohio

Markleysburg, Pennsylvania

Summerville, South Carolina

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

New Caney, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Huntington, West Virginia

Wayside, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 6, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I don't grow many dormants in my garden, but this is such a good performer all over our city, you can't go wrong with it.


On Aug 20, 2008, SueME from Moline, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love this old timer. I have had it for several years now. It is right behind my Darius which blooms about a or so month later. I love the mix of colors.


On Jul 14, 2008, SpatialOne from Huntington, WV wrote:

I really enjoy the vibrant color of this daylily, especially in the midst of the purplish plants around them: Russian Sage and Ballon Flowers.

I planted four of them last year. All had blooms. This year, 3 bloomed as usual. The 4th, which was planted in the same area as the other 3, was late to bloom. Not only that, but the flower "stalk"? that is supposed to shoot out from the leaves and have the blooms at or above the leaf height, did not appear. The blooms came out from the base of the plant.