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
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 99 child plants

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Common names
  • Daylily

'Wilson Spider' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 28, 2015.
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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