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Hemerocallis 'Mighty Chestnut'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

A color so unique that it is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd!  Aptly named, it produces 5-5.5", russet red-orange (chestnut) blossoms with a deep burgundy eye and gold throat atop strong, well-branched and budded scapes.  The broad, rounded, ruffled petals open wide to reveal the perfect flower form.  It's even fragrant!  Dormant tetraploid.  This is considered a premium daylily, which means that it has been selected as highly performing plant with exceptional bloom performance substantive, vibrantly colored flowers, complete winter hardiness in northern zones, and a vigorous habit.  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 tree (not affected by juglone.)


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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 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.  Daylilies can be divided every 3-4 years by digging up the entire clump and dividing it into smaller pieces with a minimum of 3 fans each.  This can be done in either spring or fall.  Plants can be deadheaded for cosmetic purposes, but in most cases this will not extend the bloom time.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18-24 inches

Good Companions

Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' (Ornamental Grass), Penstemon, Asclepias tuberosa, Sedum 'Purple Emperor', Monarda, Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb',

Plant Height

30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Salt tolerant, Mass plantings, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests