Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Oakes
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 7.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Bitone or Reverse Bitone
Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Spider
Color description: purple bitone spider with white eyezone and chartreuse throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2009
Honorable Mention: 2006
HOS: 1994

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 103 child plants

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Location: springfield MO
Date: 2015-07-16

Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Pruden of Lily House
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Date: 2021-09-14
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2019-07-13
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: 2019-07-21
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Date: 2021-07-22
Wilson spider
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-03
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Location: Maine
Location: University City, Missouri, zone 6
Date: 2004-07-10
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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-16
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-12
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-28
daylily Wilson Spider cluster
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2015-07-19
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-07-27
Unfortunately this has not been a good performer here.
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-06-30
Location: My Garden
Date: 2022-07-09
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-06-12
Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Date: 2022-06-13
Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Date: 2022-06-12
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Location: In my garden.
Date: 2012-08-18
Wilson Spider single bloom
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-06

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
Location: Shady Rest Gardens  Cartersville, GA.
Date: 7-12-13
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-28
daylily Wilson Spider
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2019-07-29
Location: Melvindale, Mi
Date: 7/13
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-28
daylily Wilson Spider
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-07-08
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-17
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-22
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-05
Location: Lake Country Gardens, Perry, Missouri 
Date: 2015-07-04

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-04
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Location: southern KY
Date: 6/14/2019
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Date: 2014-08-01
Wilson Spider
Location: auburn, alabama
Date: june 2016

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Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-06-24
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-07-19
Location: Jackie and Dan Canner Garden, Georgetown, KY
Date: July 2015
Location: Jackie and Dan Canner Garden, Georgetown, KY
Date: 2015-07-11

Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Date: 2011-07-24

Photo Courtesy of Keast Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2012-07-15
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-24
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-22

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-17
Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122
Date: Late season 2010
Great northern hardy, fast increasing plant. A++++
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2019-06-27
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-02
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Date: 2012-01-25
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Date: 2010-07-08
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Date: 2009-07-19

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Date: 2002-08-16
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-06-25
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-07-10
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-02
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Photo courtesy of Briscos' Best Blooms. Used with permission.
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Date: 2003-07-12
Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Date: 2011-07-19
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Comments:
  • Posted by Mayo62 (The Netherlands, Europe - Zone 9a) on Aug 28, 2015 2:32 PM concerning plant:
    I bought 8 fans and planted them on 4/17/2015.
    Because my borders were already filling up with annuals, I put them in a big pot.

    The fans increased from April until now from 8 to 18(!).
    It produced 11 scapes and started blooming on 7/17/2015, last flower on 8/10/2015, with a total of 51 flowers. :-)
    I took away all spent flowers, so I don't know anything about its fertility yet.
    It is making 2 prolifs, though :-)

    I haven't measured the flowers... sorry Sad I promise to do better next year!
    Flowers were well placed and didn't cramp each other.
    The scapes ranged from 19 to 22 inches high. Scapes were sturdy and most were well above the foliage
    Leaves and fans are narrow, but there are a lot of them.

    This afternoon I took it out of the pot to put it in a border (annuals are gone :-D) and I found that in 4+ months it made a lot of roots.
    Perhaps this is the reason the scapes didn't get as high as they should?

    All in all, this is a spider that I really love and I'm sure it will only get better now that it is in the ground :-D
  • Posted by nutsfordaylily (Mesa, AZ - Zone 9b) on Oct 8, 2012 10:54 PM concerning plant:
    Very nice plant. Hardy and somewhat vigorous. Love the color.
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