Daylily (Hemerocallis 'El Desperado') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Stamile
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5 inches
Bloom time: Late
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 2.5
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: mustard yellow with wine purple eyezone above green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2000
Honorable Mention: 1997
JC: 1992
DCS: 2001
PC: 2000

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: Tetraploid
Parentage: El Bandito x Blackberry Candy
Child plants: 96 child plants

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It's Daylilies Week!It's Daylilies Week!
By dave on July 18, 2015

This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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'El Desperado' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 31, 2016.

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Location: IowaDate: 2017-07-04
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Location: My Utah garden.Date: 2020-07-28Popular.  Lots of pictures of this one.
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-08-02
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Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KYDate: 2015-07-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-07-09
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2018-07-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 3-30-2020
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Date: 2011-07-07
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Date: 2011-07-01
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Location: Van Buren, MODate: 2017-06-24Cell phone photo.
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-07-25
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2010-08-02
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Date: 2011-07-04
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Location: Our DeLand, FL gardenDate: 2010-05-24
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Location: Terrace garden left side.Date: 2010-0621
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Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KYDate: 2015-07-13
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2015-08-01
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Location: WA1st bloom ever and it was a triple.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BCDate: 2016-07-24 8:50 am. I thought I'd lost him, but here he is - a baby brother
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-07-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-07-19
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Date: 2004-08-24Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-07-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-05-04
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Comments:
Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Jul 15, 2013 2:56 AM

Dependable bloomer, consistently perfect blooms once established. Doesn't seem to be bothered by cool weather.

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Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On August 22, 2018 Bloomed
Reblooming In my garden.
Seedfork On May 12, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant this year.
Seedfork On May 18, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom ever in my garden.
Seedfork On April 22, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Found first scape ever on this plant.
Seedfork On September 9, 2016 Obtained plant
Received from Avedon, 5 fans
celtica On May 26, 2017 Obtained plant
KJMarionGallant On July 15, 2018 Bloomed
Pat236 On October 3, 2018 Obtained plant
Received as a bonus from Steretts Garden. Pot planted for now.
SunriseSide On July 23, 2020 Bloomed
FFO MI
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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August seedlings by Diggerofdirt Sep 20, 2020 5:24 PM 122
August 2020 Blooms by Charlemagne Sep 13, 2020 8:56 AM 392
July seedlings by profesora Sep 20, 2020 9:03 AM 372
July 2020 blooms by Jillz Sep 13, 2020 1:49 PM 603
Most prolific? by Tigertail Jun 18, 2020 11:26 AM 11
June 2020 seedlings by SunriseSide Jul 2, 2020 9:18 AM 293
June 2020 Blooms by Avedon Jul 11, 2020 7:46 PM 569
Clumps, Mini-Clumps, Multiples Anybody? by Avedon Sep 7, 2020 12:45 PM 217
May 2020 Seedlings by spunky1 Jun 22, 2020 11:56 AM 217
2020 Daylily bloom reruns by GaNinFl Jun 21, 2020 8:16 PM 24
Three is not a crowd! by frankrichards16 Sep 12, 2020 9:19 PM 239
Parentage Chat - Seedling, Unknown or Registered by JamesT Feb 14, 2020 11:48 AM 146
Go south of the equator young daylily. by Gleni Feb 13, 2020 7:38 AM 544
July 2019 Blooms by mantisOH Aug 13, 2019 7:55 AM 713
OT ~ The Porch Swing ~ Summer 2019 (CLOSED) by Char Sep 23, 2019 4:10 AM 1,706
June 2019 blooms by Jillz Jul 3, 2019 1:31 PM 632
June 2019 Seedlings by beckygardener Jul 2, 2019 4:45 AM 440
Clump Shots 2019 by Seedfork Feb 17, 2020 9:52 AM 578
How good are you at expanding your bloom season? by lovegrillin Feb 27, 2020 3:24 PM 40
14th Daylily of the Day Poll (CLOSED) by beckygardener Mar 24, 2019 4:07 PM 17

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