Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Wild and Wonderful

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jun 9, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Wild and Wonderful' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Patrick Stamile. See Patrick and Grace's website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA:

For more information about Patrick (and Grace), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Wild and Wonderful is an early bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2007 AHS award. It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 17 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild and Wonderful') .

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 NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild and Wonderful')

Edited by Char - Becky, I corrected your opening post. Wild and Wonderful was hybridized by Patrick Stamile not Grace.
Patrick was the first person to register using the name Stamile. Daylily cultivar registrations with the hybridizer listed "Stamile" are always Patrick's registrations.
Grace used the Stamile name for registrations after Patrick. Her registrations will always be shown as "Stamile-G".
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Jun 10, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I've had W&W for four years. It's one of my favorites. I think it actually gets a little taller for me than the 36" registered. It is a keeper for me. I'm in zone 5a and W&W is an evergreen that does very well in my location. I like all daylilies, but spiders hold a special place in my heart. Lovey dubby Actually it is an "Unusual Form - Crispate", but I call it a spider.

Last year I pollenated it with Velvet Beads. Will be anxious to see what comes of the seedlings.

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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Jun 11, 2016 8:44 AM CST
This is the second year for 'Wild and Wonderful', in my zone 6 gardens. It is slow to increase, but the gorgeous blooms are worth the wait! Hurray!

Definitely in my top five!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jun 23, 2016 9:50 AM CST
It's not going anywhere because the bloom is so very attractive. But in my growing conditions it is slower to increase and not as prolific with scapes and buds compared to other plants. The net result is a shorter bloom time span than for other cultivars. It has bloomed about 3 weeks from first bloom to the last and never had any rebloom. It's growing in a large container in a climate that tends to be very hot, very dry and very windy. Here's a photo of it this season when it was near the end of its bloom cycle.
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