Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Horses') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Trimmer
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 37 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bud Count: 26-30
Branching: 3-way
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Halo
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cream yellow with black purple halo above green yellow throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2006
Honorable Mention: 2002
ESB: 2006

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Moonlit Masquerade x Tet. Cleopatra
Child plants: 23 child plants

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Date: 2011-05-25
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Location: north central TexasDate: 2014-06-12
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Location: Thoroughbred Daylilies, Greenhouse, Paris KY
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Location: My YardDate: 6/14/2015undeited but taken with smart phone
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Date: 2014-07-01
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Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KYDate: 2013-09-21
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, IDDate: 7-4-2014
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Location: Belmont gardenDate: 2007-0709
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Location: My YardDate: 6/15/2015
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Location: Greenwood, MNDate: 2012-07-02
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Location: my gardenDate: 2016-06-13
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: Jul 25, 2011 4:47 PM
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Location: My garden.Date: 2011-08-28
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2012-06-29
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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: 2012-05-06
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-07-18
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, IDDate: 7-5-14
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Location: My YardDate: 2015-06-10
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: Bochum, GermanyDate: 2018-06-10
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-16Probably the last bloom of the season. It is so lovely!
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-06-20
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Location: Franklin, TN (near Nashville)Date: 2011-07-06
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Date: 2008-05-16Posted with permission and photographed by Pauline Harder http://
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Date: 2007-07-27Posted with permission and photographed by Ramona Titus http://ww
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, IDDate: 6-29-14
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Location: My garden in Lenore, IDDate: 5-13-2015First bloom of the year out of all my daylilies! Much earlier tha
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2006-06-19
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-15First flower ever; purchased via March 2017 not-a-raffle gift cer
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Location: Bochum, GermanyDate: 2018-06-10
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Location: Bochum, GermanyDate: 2018-06-10
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-06-28Bloom looks like that of Egyptian Queen.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-09Gorgeous blooms; I am so glad to have Wild Horses in my garden!
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Location: São Paulo- BrasilDate: 2019-12-08
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-02
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Location: New HampshireDate: July 2014Wild Horses
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2006-06-22
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2006-06-24
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2007-06-10
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2007-06-10
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Location: Winston-Salem, NCDate: 2007-06-10
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-06-15First flower ever; purchased via March 2017 not-a-raffle gift cer
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-03Gorgeous bloom; heat wave in progress.
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Location: southern KYDate: 2019-06-24
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-07-04Gorgeous!
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Date: 2020-07-14
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Comments:
Posted by Natalie (North Central Idaho - Zone 7a) on Apr 9, 2014 2:06 PM

I absolutely love the bloom on this daylily, but it has not multiplied or bloomed well for me. It was planted originally at my last house (zone 5a), about 4 or 5 years ago, and never multiplied. It was in bloom when I bought it, and it didn't bloom again until the year before last. I moved it to my new home last year (zone 7b). I was thrilled to see three new fans the other day! I'm very hopeful that it will bloom well in my warmer zone! At least it has multiplied, which is an improvement. I will always keep this one, because it is worth it when it blooms. I just suspect that it does much better in warmer climates than it does in colder climates.

5-31-2014
I needed to update this since my last post. Wild Horses is much happier in my warmer zone! I now have at least 10 fans, which is a huge improvement over the original 2 that I had for 4 or 5 years, and it has two scapes on it! The only thing that has changed for the plant is its location. Otherwise, I haven't done anything different as far as fertilizing. It's still in full sun, like it was before, and it looks great! Can't wait to see it bloom!

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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Oct 1, 2011 4:52 PM

Wild horses was planted 3 years ago and has not done well in my zone 3a garden to date, it has been slow to multiply with few blooms, of the few that it does produce most are not well formed. Due to the cold spring and cool summer this year I will give it 1 more year to shape up.

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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Sep 2, 2012 6:49 PM

Three years in our garden, disappointing because of slow growth and few scapes. Too bad, a very dramatic flower in bloom.

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Posted by Flowersgalore (Oklahoma - Zone 7a) on Jun 5, 2019 2:39 PM

I think this is a gorgeous plant/flower. I planted eight single fans in the spring of 2017. Some of them put up scapes. Not knowing anything about daylilies, I cut them off thinking I would give the plant time to settle in. Spring of 2018 I had multiple buds and half a dozen beautiful flowers and the deer came. They ate every flower and every bud; did not bother my other, smaller daylilies.This year all Wild Horses are at least three fans and as many as 100 buds in the bed. They have multiplied in my zone 7 garden and seem to be prolific bloomers.

So far no deer, but many beautiful cream 7 inch flowers, with a dark purple center. I have noticed the ones with the most sun seem to have a bit paler center. Foliage is 31 inches tall.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On October 2, 2015 Transplanted
Old veggie patch, in raised bed, along W wall.
fstins1 On May 20, 2015 Bloomed
Trish On September 12, 2014 Obtained plant
Lilydaydreamer On September 23, 2018 Maintenance performed
Divided
Lilydaydreamer On May 9, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Divided
GaNinFl On May 3, 2016 Bloomed
GaNinFl On September 6, 2015 Potted up
September 5, 2015: Potted up (Preparations for the move, in October...)
Friesfan1 On September 14, 2016 Obtained plant
Obtained plant from Park Lane Daylilies. Big beautiful fans.
csandt On May 5, 2017 Obtained plant
SunriseSide On May 31, 2019 Bloomed
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Seedfork On May 15, 2019 Obtained plant
Received from Marcia "DaylilyDazzled" New York
2 fans
Mellis0821 On June 5, 2019 Bloomed
First bloom at Alexa's
Mellis0821 On May 31, 2019 Bloomed
First bloom at my house
SkirtGardener On July 27, 2016 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Daylily Wild Horses by Paul2032 Aug 8, 2020 6:48 AM 8
July seedlings by profesora Sep 20, 2020 9:03 AM 372
July 2020 blooms by Jillz Sep 13, 2020 1:49 PM 603
June 2020 seedlings by SunriseSide Jul 2, 2020 9:18 AM 293
June 2020 Blooms by Avedon Jul 11, 2020 7:46 PM 569
Clumps, Mini-Clumps, Multiples Anybody? by Avedon Sep 26, 2020 6:11 PM 236
May 2020 Blooms by Betja Jun 3, 2020 10:35 PM 384
So long, farewell my little friends by mom2cjemma Apr 26, 2020 7:28 PM 35
April 2020 blooms: by Seedfork May 8, 2020 9:00 PM 160
Ready to create my first daylily bed, advice requested! by julieseward1 Apr 9, 2020 12:01 AM 10
Deer Repellent? by Paul2032 Oct 7, 2019 11:25 PM 27
Auction Bids Going Over $1,000 !!! by Betja Mar 26, 2020 6:37 PM 252
July 2019 Blooms by mantisOH Aug 13, 2019 7:55 AM 713
June 2019 blooms by Jillz Jul 3, 2019 1:31 PM 632
June 2019 Seedlings by beckygardener Jul 2, 2019 4:45 AM 440
Evergreen daylilies transplanting by Flowersgalore May 31, 2019 3:34 PM 5
May 2019 blooms by Diggerofdirt Jun 1, 2019 10:15 PM 372
May 2019 seedlings by spunky1 Jun 1, 2019 7:11 PM 180
First Scape Of 2019 by Avedon Jul 6, 2019 12:09 PM 104
2017 2018 seedlings by dixiebelle426 Apr 2, 2019 8:31 PM 26

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