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'Mohawk Honey' upon opening

'Mohawk Honey' upon opening

Hemerocallis 'Mohawk Honey'


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Hemerocallis 'Mohawk Honey' (Davis) – Look: there are a plethora of yellow daylilies available but then there are YELLOW daylilies. 'Mohawk Honey' is truly exceptional. Incredible deep, saturated yellow memorializes the nostalgia of the butter color on old-fashioned movie house popcorn. The rich shade pops and demands attention in the July garden. The color is so rich and intense yet still manages to be bright. Though the flower opens with just a touch of lime green at the heart as petals stretch and the blossom attains its 6-plus inch full size by midday the green fades and there is no other color apparent; from the heart to the petal tips, even the anthers are the very same shade. On hot afternoons the barest infusion of peach in the yellow may appear on the three sepals. It is only ascertained on very close inspection; it may not appear at all and is hardly worth mentioning. Midribs on close inspection exhibit a slight lighter color but standing but a few feet away it is not noticeable. Monochrome, a beckoning beauty, 'Mohawk Honey' is also a good increaser with a good bud count. This is the only daylily we have from the late Shirley Davis, our local daylily expert who through the years bred approximately 24 cultivars she felt worthy of a name. She always felt lukewarm about her efforts and reticent may have underestimated her abilities. Then again there are a ridiculous number of cultivars out there already, a fact of which she was not unaware. Unfortunately, she is no longer with us. And also unfortunate for all of us is that before Shirley was able to follow through with the verbal agreement that we forged that would open the way for Quackin' Grass to introduce and offer her collection to a larger audience she quickly succumbed to a virulent cancer. We miss you Shirley. Though we fear it will come to pass we hope that your collection will not be lost. xxx

6+”/ M-ML / H36”/ / / / dor



Item Description Price  
HEMMOHO Hemerocallis 'Mohawk Honey' (bare root) $12.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Hemerocallis 'Mohawk Honey'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Bank
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Collector Plant
  • Massing
  • Cottage Garden
  • Specimen
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Adaptable


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Hemerocallis

Common Name: Daylily

The well-known daylily. We have become increasingly taken with the late and very late bloomers. Those glorious daylily trumpets add such rich and contrasting texture to mops and strands of goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds and late season daisy flowers that occur in abundance at this time; they are splendid with the broad flattened domes of ironweeds, the spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ plus the seeds and berries that so opulently populate the landscape in the late season. We are offering a handful of mid-season bloomers. Of course, most of the breeding has centered about these and for this reason many of these cultivars are fancier. But we find there is elegance in the simpler flower form and gentler colors, often soft pastels, in the later selections. Most of the late bloomers but not all have originated with Olallie Daylily Gardens in South Newfane, VT. All cultivars are hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9 unless otherwise marked. All of the following are sent as bareroot divisions of our plants.

Please refer to the following descriptive codes for all daylilies:

Flower Size: is measured in inches (“)

Bloom Season: Very Early = VE

Early = E

Early Middle = EM

Middle = M,

Middle Late = ML

Late = L

Very Late = VL

Height: with an upper case “H” is measured in inches (“)

Rebloom: is indicated with an upper case “R”

Fragrance: is indicated with an upper case “F”

Very Fragrant: is indicated with an upper case “VF”

Diploid: is indicated with an upper case “D”

Tetraploid: is indicated with an upper case “T”

Dormant: is indicated with a lower case “dor”

Evergreen: is indicated with a lower case “ev”

All Daylilies are sold bare root