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 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
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
Child plants: 103 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2017-05-19
Uploaded by jkporter
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 06/26/22
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 06/22/22
Location: Towson, Maryland
Date: 2019-06-24
Classic midseason bloom, vigorous plant

Date: 2014-08-16
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Westwood, MA
Date: 2010-06-30
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-07-18
Location: Hartshorn, MO
Date: 2017-07-01
Totally neglected, and going strong.
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-20
Red Volunteer

Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

In my Mom's garden
Location: Northville, MI
Date: July 11, 2022
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-07
Last bloom in 2018. Love this cultivar!
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 06/25/2023
Uploaded by jkporter
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-07-08
Red Volunteer
Location: my garden-zone 6b
Date: 2023-07-06
Location: My Garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-03
Red Volunteer's first bloom of 2021
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-06-22
Red Volunteer
Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2020-06-10
Location: Warne, NC
Date: 2020-06-10
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-07-02
Location: Canton, OH
Location: North Carolina
Date: July 2021
Red Volunteer
Uploaded by blue23rose
Location: My garden
Date: 2024-06-06
Location: My Garden, Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-07-30
Red Volunteer's last bloom of 2021; bloomed for 28 days (July 3 -
Location: My garden
Date: July-7-2015
Location: Jacksonville TX
Date: 2019-06-02
Location: Mom’s Yard
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 18, 2022
Location: Calhoun, LA
Date: 2024-05-29
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-06-13
One of my favorite reds!
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2021-07-02
one of the best reds!
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2016-06-14
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2018-07-04

Date: 2014-06-07
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Madison, AL
Date: 2023-05-30
Red Volunteer

Date: 2011-07-21
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 07.31.2020
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 06/28/2023
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2021-05-30
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-07
Last bloom in 2018. Love this cultivar!
Location: Canton, OH
Location: Canton, OH
Location: Toccoa GA
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2020-07-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-07
With Lavender 'Grosso' behind it.

Date: 2013-06-29
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi

Date: 2017-06-25
The lighting was perfect today to capture it's velvety bloom and

Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-06-10
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2013-07-03
Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: My garden
Date: June 2021
Uploaded by blue23rose

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-06-23

Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-16
Love

Photo Courtesy of Ellies Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 7-20-11
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-24

Photo Courtesy of Lilywood Farms. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-28
This is one fantastic red and I cannot think of another one I lik
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2022-06-26
Uploaded by beckygardener

Image Courtesy of Monches Farm Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-07-25

Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-07-04
Planted September, 2016. Fabulous plant!
Location: in my garden
Date: 2017-06-18

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2006-07-04
   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-07-04
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2010-06-28

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Fancy Plants Daylily Nursery Used with Perm
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-07
Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-08
Love this plant.
Location: My garden - zone 5
Date: 2015-07-31
Who wouldn't want this plant - excellent tall deep red that doesn
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2017-07-28

Date: 2012-07-05

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Comments:
  • 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!
  • Posted by MrsMud (Long Island - Zone 7a) on Jun 1, 2024 6:16 AM concerning plant:
    With a 1.1 rust rating, I don't believe this cultivar should have the description "susceptible"; I believe that's an error.
    I have grown it for several years and it's never gotten rust, though I have had it on other plants in my garden.
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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
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Seedfork On May 8, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
First scape
Seedfork On April 3, 2015 Obtained plant
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Planted in raised bed.
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Received 2 fans from Susan - stilldew. Potted up.
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Received as a bonus from Woodcrest Daylilies. Planted in the patio pots.
DeweyRooter On September 28, 2023 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Sent to Julie (Beautifulroots)
DeweyRooter On March 10, 2020 Obtained plant
Received large plant from Oakes Daylilies. Potted up and then planted in bed.
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