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Hemerocallis 'Mary Todd'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

Flowers have a 6", pastel yellow self. Tepals are lightly ruffled and of heavy substance. Broad petals; slightly narrower, recurved sepals. Blooms in early summer; one of the first Daylilies to bloom. Semi-evergreen foliage. Enormously popular for over 20 years; vigorous grower. Tetraploid.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot including: polluted city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone). Daylilies are some of the easiest perennials to grow and are a good choice for any gardener, from the beginner to the professional. These are tough, adaptable plants that will grow in any soil, from normal to slightly wet to dry. Older varieties are able to bloom if planted in partial shade, but most of the newer introductions need full sun for best performance. Likewise, older varieties tend to spread more rapidly than the newer hybrids. All varieties can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 eyes each. This can be done in either spring or fall. Plants should be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

24-26 in.

Good Companions

Bellflower (Campanula ), Delphinium (Delphinium ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Yarrow (Achillea )

Plant Height

26 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border, Salt tolerant, Container, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Early summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit and deer resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests