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: 104 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by shive1
Uploaded by blue23rose

Date: 2021-07-23
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'El Desperado')

Date: 2014-07-15
Location: My garden in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 07/10/2015
Uploaded by blue23rose
Uploaded by Joy
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-07-04
Location: Huron County, Michigan
Date: 2019-07-30
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-07-05
8AM on 65 degree morning - 2 days after extended heatwave (110 -
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2021-07-18
Location: Terrace garden right side
Date: 2013-0701
Location: Latvia
Date: 2017-08-15
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2023-07-19
Location: My Utah garden.
Date: 2020-07-28
Popular.  Lots of pictures of this one.
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2018-07-02
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2017-07-03
Quite simply, I adore this daylily.  To me, it's summer.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-07-24
A poly El Desperado!
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2021-07-16
Location: my front yard
Date: 2014-07-14
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 22, 2022
Uploaded by kimkats
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2023-07-17
Location: Southern Michigan
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2018-07-22
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Location: Saaremaa, Estonia
Date: 2023-07-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-08-02
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-07-09
Location: My garden
Date: July-20-2015
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: my front yard
Date: 2020-07-20
Location: my front yard
Date: 2015-07-27
Uploaded by shive1
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: August 3, 2021
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-28
El Desperado
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date: 2022-05-29
This is my first summer with this plant at this home.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2021-07-31
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-08-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-08-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2018-06-26
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2019-07-27
Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: my front yard
Date: 2013-07-18

Posted with permission and photographed by Jim Healey http://www.
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2018-06-21
Uploaded by Jason_Halonen
Location: Waldoboro Maine
Date: 2019-07-30
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-04
Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KY
Date: 2015-07-13
Location: Southern Indiana
Date: Early morning.  July 2022
Uploaded by Joy
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2017-07-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-30-2020
Location: my front yard
Date: 2013-07-18
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2019-07-13
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2019-07-09
Location: My Garden
Location: Terrace garden left side.
Date: 2010-0621
Location: Latvia
Date: 2017-08-12
Location: Neenah, WI
Date: 7/4/20

Date: 2011-07-07
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2018-07-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-04
Location: Bethpage, TN
Date: 2017-07-06
Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KY
Date: 2015-07-13

Date: Aug 21, 2009 10:24 PM
Location: Van Buren, MO
Date: 2017-06-24
Cell phone photo.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-07-19
I like how sometimes El Desperado appears the color of yellow mus
Location: Northville, MI
Date: August 6, 2021, 12:52 PM

Date: 2016-05-29

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-07-05
8AM on 65 degree morning - 2 days after extended heatwave (110 -
Location: Our DeLand, FL garden
Date: 2010-05-24
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-06-28
Uploaded by Lucichar
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-06-04
Location: My garden, Boise, Idaho
Date: 2021-07-21
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-07-31

Date: 2012-03-24
Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-08-01
Location: WA
1st bloom ever and it was a triple.
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2018-07-05

Date: 2011-07-14
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2008-08-03

Date: 2011-07-01
Location: Terrace garden right side
Date: 2013-0630

Date: 2008-07-28
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-07-19

Date: 2011-07-07
El Desperado
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-19
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2019-06-17

Date: 2011-07-04
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-07-24
 8:50 am. I thought I'd lost him, but here he is - a baby brother
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-07-25
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-07-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-07-12

Date: 2004-08-24
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Uploaded by GDJCB
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Date: 2013-07-09
El Desperado
Location: Private Garden, MI
Date: 2009-07-26
Location: Private Garden, MI
Date: 2008-08-03
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2009-07-26

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-18
Location: Georgetown, KY
Date: July 2015
Taken at Jackie & Dan Canner's garden.
Location: Georgetown, KY
Date: 2015-07-11
Taken at Jackie & Dan Canner's garden.
Uploaded by flowersrjen

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-06-25
It may not rebloom, but check out this branching!
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 6/21/23
I may not rebloom, but check out my branching!

Date: 2007-06-26
Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-05-04

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-08-04
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Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Jul 15, 2013 2:56 AM concerning plant:
    Dependable bloomer, consistently perfect blooms once established. Doesn't seem to be bothered by cool weather.
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