Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Spider Man

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Feb 29, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Spider Man' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1982 by Durio.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1993
Award of Merit: 1998

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spider Man') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spider Man')
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Feb 29, 2016 9:52 PM CST
It seems taller than 24 inches here, but I haven't measured it. A great plant here: vigorous with strong color and reasonably well budded. Does take quite a bit of space.



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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Mar 1, 2016 2:57 AM CST
A justifiably popular daylily that we grow in both England and France. It's very forgiving - in England, it receives at times buckets of rain; in France at times not enough water. It carries on flowering regardless. Visitors always love it. One of our favourites!
Name: John Bales
Lewisville, AR (Zone 8a)
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jrbales
Mar 1, 2016 5:08 AM CST
[quote="jon"]Background history:

'Spider Man' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1982 by Durio.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1993
Award of Merit: 1998

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spider Man') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spider Man')

This is a lovely spider and I'm glad to learn of it. Tets do very well in my area and I've been trying to find more Tet spiders to add to my collection. Thank You!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 1, 2016 7:01 AM CST
This is an excellent plant. Grows like crazy and I have to divide it about every 2 years. It is sunfast and I also believe it grows taller than 24" here. The only negative for me would be it won't set pods but everything else about it is super.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Mar 1, 2016 6:29 PM CST
I had two blooms of Spider Man this past year, it's first season in my garden. Spider Man is a gorgeous red with a nice shape; in my garden, the petals had a slightly pinched look, which I find highly appealing. It isn't my favorite daylily, though...not yet, anyway, but I do like it's attractive, solid red color and we'll see how it performs in its second season in my yard.

Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
Mar 1, 2016 6:32 PM CST
A friend shared a start of Spider Man with us in 2010. She has hundreds of Daylilies and told me this was her husband's favorite. It has become a favorite at our house too. It is a strong grower and great bloomer. I've divided it several times and have it growing in two different gardens.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Mar 1, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Spider Man rocks!
It is a very robust daylily in my garden (Zn 5b)--it made an impressive clump in short order and tolerates my neglect with food and water very well. It gets covered with buds for extended bloom--I've never actually paid attention to when it starts and finishes, but it is a blooming machine for a good while longer than many others. I have never had rebloom later. Holds its color and form well in the blazing afternoon sun and has earned its prominent spot on the sunset side of a mixed bed.
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Mar 5, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Red is not my favorite color but I love this one! Lovey dubby
Planted in my front yard where it gets morning sun but shade in the heat of the day.
Strangers walking by have asked what it is as it stands out.
Grows taller than 24" (closer to 36-40" but the shade may be part of that)
I have not tried to hybridize it so no report on fertility.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 26, 2016 9:11 AM CST
What is the bloom size on Spider Man?

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