Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Stamile
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 34 inches
Bloom size: 9 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Unusual Form
Unusual Form - Spatulate
Color description: ruby red spider self with yellow throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2002
Honorable Mention: 1999
LAA: 2011
L/W: 2002
PC: 2004

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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Velvet Widow x Tet. Open Hearth
Child plants: 106 child plants

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'Ruby Spider' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 13, 2015.
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Date: 2015-07-13
Photo by blue23rose
Location: My garden, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Date: summer, 2022
Photo by jkporter
Location: Brown City, MI  z5
Date: July
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: kitchener
Date: 2015-07-18
Location: Exeter, NH
Date: 2008-07-19
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2010-06-16
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-03
Location: 382 River Road, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: July 5, 2015
Huge blooms
Photo by floota
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2020-07-21
Ruby Spider, 4-way poly bloom
Location: Bloomington, MN
Date: July 2020
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-28
Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 7-2009
Location: My Garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-16
Last bloom of the season; Ruby Spider bloomed for 19 days (June 2

Date: 2021-07-12
Ruby spider
Photo by bron
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-02
Third day of blooming for Ruby Spider.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2018-07-17
- Ruby Spider with an unusual Spider sitting inside.
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: JUNE
Entire plant
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2018-06-01
It's registered as UF/Spatulate, which is definitely so, but this
Photo by GDJCB
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2018-06-12
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2019-06-24
Location: Upstate New York
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-07-02
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-06-03
Photo by mattsmom
Photo by blue23rose
Photo by blue23rose
Location: SE Michigan
Date: July 2015
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2020
Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2019-07-07
Ruby Spider
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-24
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Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-07-06
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-10
I like the white pencil edge on the sepals, but especially the fa
Location: Perfect Perennials daylily nursery; York,Pa
Date: 2011-07-05
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-02
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-21
Daylily Ruby Spider
Location: My garden, Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-06-29
Day 2 of Ruby Stella's 2022 blooming season
Location: Upstate New York

Date: 2011-06-16
Photo by mistyfog
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-22
Ruby Spider blooms

Date: 2015-06-24
FFO 2015
Photo by Cyfan964
Location: Pinconning, MI
Date: 2018-07-20
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-23
"Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider', 2017, Red [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-KAL-
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-23
"Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider', 2017, Red [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-KAL-
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-08
Location: my garden
Date: July 13th, 2022
Location: Koeln,  Germany
Date: 2011
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: 2017-07-04
Photo by GDJCB
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2022-06-29
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-06-04
This is the second 5 x 5 bloom this season
Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 7-2009
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-22
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-03
Love this clump!
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-10
3rd year old plant and tons of more blooms this year - this is my
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-19
Ruby Spider, 5-way poly
Location: Estonia

Date: 2015-06-29
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2011-06-19

Date: 2015-06-19
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Photo by blue23rose
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-22
Ruby Spider, poly form
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2018-07-05
My very first red daylily and still going strong.  Love it.
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-07

Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Location: My garden
Date: July-13-2015

Date: 2015-07-08

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-07-29
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-22
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider') group, buds, etc.
Location: Brockton, MA
Date: 2014-07-16
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-05-31
Polys often in established clumps
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-06-02
An awesome clump of poly blooms this season
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-04
Love it.
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-06-27
Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 7-2009
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: June 2021
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-26
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-07
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-19
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-21
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ruby Spider')
Location: Z:5 
Date: 2021-06-29
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-10
This is a beauty.
Location: In my Wisconsin, zone 4 garden.
Date: 2013-07-21
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-26
Location: Region 14 Fall regional 2011 Huntsville, AL
Date: 2011-06-18
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2019-06-17
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-23
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-06
Location: My garden, Eagle Point, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-11
Photo by blue23rose
Photo by mattsmom
Photo by Calif_Sue

Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-14
Location: Home
Date: 2016-06-25

Date: 2015-07-08
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Date: 2014-07-26
Ruby Spider

Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-08
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-28
daylily Ruby Spider

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-06-24
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Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-04
this ia a 2 year old plant and it has a lot of blooms this year -
Photo by plantcollector
Location: Des Plaines, IL

Photo courtesy of Briscos' Best Blooms. Used with permission.
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Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2018-07-10
It poly'd - first one I have seen on this plant.

Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: My garden - zone 5
Date: 2015-07-14
Love it!!!

Date: 2010-07-03
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 7/6/15
Early morning (~9:30am)
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-02
Lovely, reliable blooms; excellent clump; a top favorite

Date: 2018-06-27
Location: Home Garden
Date: 2016-07-23
Photo by stilldew
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-07-26
Photo by stilldew
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.

Date: 2007-06-29
Posted with permission and photographed by Steve Todd http://www.
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Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: SE Michigan
Date: July 2015
Location: SE Michigan
Date: July 2015

Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
  • Uploaded by vic

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Comments:
  • Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Sep 29, 2011 10:33 PM concerning plant:
    Favored by all that visit my gardens. Exceptional plant. Very large, gorgeous blooms. Blooms for extended period. Prolific bloomer and increaser here in my zone 4a garden.
  • Posted by Claudia (Greencastle IN - Zone 5b) on Aug 17, 2015 6:09 AM concerning plant:
    This is the daylily that literally takes my breath away every year! Great grower here in my 5b garden. Increases well and blooms always open well for me.The sight of a clump of Ruby Spider in bloom is spectacular. I highly recommend this plant.
  • Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jul 14, 2015 5:23 AM concerning plant:
    This is easily one of my favorite--maybe my favorite--daylilies! It is very cheery, doesn't fade in the sun, and doesn't wither in the rain. When it's blooming, it's really blooming! The flowers are so huge that they create a LOT of color. I'm considering moving it from where it currently is because it's so beautiful and showy, it's detracting from all of my other daylilies! It needs its own spot, where it can be the star of the show.
  • Posted by Dayjillymo (Weatherby, Missouri - Zone 5a) on Jul 23, 2014 1:56 PM concerning plant:
    Ruby Spider routinely grows 38 to 40 inches here in my zone 5 garden. It handles our hot temperatures and high humidity with grace and beauty. It has increased well for me even through our drought years. It is definitely one of my favorite reds.
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:08 AM concerning plant:
    Ruby red spider self with yellow throat. Vigorous !!! Superior in a clump.
  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Mar 23, 2014 11:37 AM concerning plant:
    Love the large blooms on Ruby Spider, which never fails to brighten my day when a cluster blooms at one time. I can't imagine my garden without it.
Plant Events from our members
Cat On July 3, 2014 Obtained plant
chelle On September 29, 2015 Transplanted
N Section of raised bed in old veggie patch, from east end to center area.
Seedfork On May 14, 2018 Bloomed
First bloom this year on this plant.
Seedfork On April 22, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On May 26, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Bloomed out, new scapes are already up with buds getting ready for rebloom.
Seedfork On April 22, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On April 7, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant for this season.
Seedfork On April 27, 2016 Obtained plant
Received plant from scflowers
Huge clump of seven fans
beckygardener On April 11, 2016 Obtained plant
Received 2 fans from Regina (scflowers).
flowerpower35 On May 31, 2019 Bloomed
flowerpower35 On May 19, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Observed 2 scapes
flowerpower35 On June 15, 2018 Bloomed
flowerpower35 On May 31, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
3 Scapes
flowerpower35 On June 26, 2017 Obtained plant
KJMarionGallant On July 17, 2018 Bloomed
Mlbdphillips On June 9, 2019 Obtained plant
Bluestone Perennials
Pat236 On June 14, 2019 Obtained plant
Received as a bonus from Starstreamer. Planted in the front bed.
MrKGDickie On June 19, 2010 Obtained plant
I got this one at the very first daylily farm I visited, Glady Branch Daylilies in Reidsville, NC. So many beautiful plants. Sadly, I don't think they're in business any more. I believe I bought Ruby Spider and Holy Moses there.
mom2cjemma On September 5, 2020 Transplanted
mom2cjemma On May 15, 2020 Obtained plant
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