Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Red Volunteer') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Oakes
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984
Ploidy: Tetraploid
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
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
Child plants: 83 child plants

In my Mom's garden

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'Red Volunteer' was a featured
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-05-19
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Date: 2014-08-16
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In my Mom's garden
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-07Last bloom in 2018. Love this cultivar!
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Location: Westwood, MADate: 2010-06-30
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Location: Hartshorn, MODate: 2017-07-01Totally neglected, and going strong.
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Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2014-06-07
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Date: 2011-07-21Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-06-10
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-07Last bloom in 2018. Love this cultivar!
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Location: My garden in Hebron, KYDate: 2006-07-07With Lavender 'Grosso' behind it.
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Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-06-16
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2015-06-23
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-06-13One of my favorite reds!
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Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TXDate: 2016-06-14
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Location: My gardenDate: July-7-2015
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-02
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Date: 2017-06-25The lighting was perfect today to capture it's velvety bloom and
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-16Love
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Date: 2006-07-04   Photo Courtesy of Manatawny Creek Farm Used With Permission
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-07-25
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-04
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-04Planted September, 2016. Fabulous plant!
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Dec 18, 2011 5:57 PM

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!

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Posted by vic (North Carolina) on Jan 17, 2012 2:23 PM

I have this daylily and it does indeed look like red velvet. The blooms are huge. It's a lovely daylily.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Aug 25, 2015 8:55 AM

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.

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Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On March 10, 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.
Seedfork On May 16, 2018 Bloomed
First blooms of the year on this plant.
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
BillAlleysDLs On July 9, 2015 Bloomed
csandt On September 15, 2016 Obtained plant
KJMarionGallant On July 15, 2018 Bloomed
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