Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Oakes
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 30 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.1
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: clear candle red self with gold yellow throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1994
Honorable Mention: 1989
LAA: 2004

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: Tetraploid
Child plants: 100 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Aug 25, 2015 8:55 AM concerning plant:
    Even though I started with a double fan of Red Volunteer in 2008, I have given a lot of it away over the years and still have a good sized clump. While it is considered red, some blooms appear to be a very dark raspberry red. On very hot days, it does not look as vibrant, but it still retains a lot of color.

    Red Volunteer is listed as a midseason bloomer. I live in zone 6b and my records show that in 2009, it bloomed from 6/29/09 to 8/5/09 and then had rebloom from 9/14/09 to at least 10/11/09. In 2010, it bloomed from 6/17/10 to 7/17/10, but no rebloom. This year, it only bloomed from 6/22/15 to 7/17/15 and I attribute that to the fact that there has been a lot of shrub growth in that area.

    Rust resistance is great. The foliage always looks nice on it.
  • Posted by vic (North Carolina) on Jan 17, 2012 2:23 PM concerning plant:
    I have this daylily and it does indeed look like red velvet. The blooms are huge. It's a lovely daylily.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 18, 2011 5:57 PM concerning plant:
    One of my favorite reds that I used to grow. 'Red Volunteer' is a beautiful red. It's a good grower and a joy to grow. I loved that the blooms were velvety! I remember that it it didn't fade any in the full sun, that it kept its beautiful red in the evening. I never had any problems with it when I grew it.

    A good and older red to grow!
Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On March 10, 2015 Bloomed
Seedfork On May 16, 2018 Bloomed
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Seedfork On April 21, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
Seedfork On April 24, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the season
Seedfork On April 9, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant for the season
Seedfork On April 26, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Observed first scape
Seedfork On May 26, 2015 Bloomed
Seedfork On May 8, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
First scape
Seedfork On April 3, 2015 Obtained plant
BillAlleysDLs On July 9, 2015 Bloomed
beckygardener On October 4, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in raised bed.
beckygardener On August 29, 2015 Obtained plant
Received 2 fans from Susan - stilldew. Potted up.
csandt On September 15, 2016 Obtained plant
KJMarionGallant On July 15, 2018 Bloomed
Pat236 On April 21, 2021 Obtained plant
Received as a bonus from Woodcrest Daylilies. Planted in the patio pots.
DeweyRooter On November 23, 2022 Potted up
Potted up to remove tree roots from bed
DeweyRooter On October 28, 2022 Maintenance performed
cut back
DeweyRooter On July 14, 2022 Maintenance performed
Noticed significant rust. Cut back plant and sprayed with Green Magic.
DeweyRooter On July 8, 2022 Maintenance performed
Removed a few rusty leaves and sprayed with Green Magic.
DeweyRooter On May 22, 2022 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On May 1, 2022 Miscellaneous Event
First scape of the season observed.
DeweyRooter On June 6, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On March 10, 2020 Obtained plant
Received large plant from Oakes Daylilies. Potted up and then planted in bed.
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