Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
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: 25 child plants

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Date: 2011-05-25
Location: north central Texas
Date: 2014-06-12
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Holladay, UT

Date: 2014-07-01
Location: Thoroughbred Daylilies, Greenhouse, Paris KY
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 19, 2021
Location: My Yard
Date: 6/14/2015
undeited but taken with smart phone
Location: Garden of eScapes Bellevue KY
Date: 2013-09-21
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2018-06-10
Photo by Frillylily
Location: my gardens
Date: 2017-07-13

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Maine
Date: Summer 2011
Beautiful daylily!

Date: 2007-07-27
Posted with permission and photographed by Ramona Titus http://ww
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 8, 2022
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: My Cape Cod garden
Date: 2021-07-09
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2020-07-23
Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-4-2014
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-06-20
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2016-05-18

Date: 2008-05-16
Posted with permission and photographed by Pauline Harder http://
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Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2018-06-10
Location: Belmont garden
Date: 2007-0709
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY

Date: 2010-06-16
Location: My Yard
Date: 6/15/2015

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2020-07-25
Wild Horses
Location: Jones OK,
Date: June 2015
Wild Horses
Location: my garden
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-08-20
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Horses') in sunlight
Photo by huneybunch_2000
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-16
Probably the last bloom of the season. It is so lovely!
Location: My garden in northeast Texas
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-5-14
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-8-11
daylily Wild Horses
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2006-06-19
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: Jul 25, 2011 4:47 PM
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Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: 2019-07-05
Location: My Cape Cod garden
Date: July 2022
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2022-06-06
Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: 2018-06-10
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-28
Bloom looks like that of Egyptian Queen.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-15
First flower ever; purchased via March 2017 not-a-raffle gift cer

Photo Courtesy of Water Mill Gardens Used with Permission
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Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 6-29-14
Location: My garden.
Date: 2011-08-28

Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-25
Wild Horses
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-07-18
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Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-06-29
Location: Greenwood, MN
Date: 2012-07-02
Photo by Hemophobic
Location: Squire Gardens, central Ohio, zone 5/6
Date: 2004
Photo © Squire Gardens
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: My Yard
Date: 2015-06-10
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by Natalie
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-30
daylily Wild Horses, up close
Photo by Hemophobic

Date: 2020-06-18
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: July 8, 2020
Location: São Paulo- Brasil
Date: 2019-12-08
Location: My garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 5-13-2015
First bloom of the year out of all my daylilies! Much earlier tha
Location: Franklin, TN (near Nashville)
Date: 2011-07-06
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2018-06-13
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-05-12
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-06-29
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-09
Gorgeous blooms; I am so glad to have Wild Horses in my garden!
Location: Wood County, TX
Date: 2019-05-31
Location: white lake, Michigan
Date: 2014-07-05
Location: My Yard, zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-06
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2021-06-13
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-06-24
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-09-11
Blooming again this late in the season!
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-7-30
daylily Wild Horses

Date: 2020-07-14
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-15
First flower ever; purchased via March 2017 not-a-raffle gift cer

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-25
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Horses')
Location: New Hampshire
Date: July 2014
Wild Horses
Location: Cleveland
Date: 2019-07-03
wild horses
Location: Cleveland
Date: 2019-07-03
Wild Horses (left) Mary Reed (right)
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-02
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Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2006-06-22
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-10
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-10
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-10
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-03
Gorgeous bloom; heat wave in progress.
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2020-07-18
Photo by LarryR
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-04
Gorgeous!

Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: My Yard, zone 6a
Date: 2021-07-01
Location: My Yard, zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-06
SONY DSC
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-07-29
Location: Canton, OH
Date: 2020-07-28
Diamond Dusting

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Comments:
  • Posted by Natalie (North Central Idaho - Zone 7a) on Apr 9, 2014 2:06 PM concerning plant:
    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!
  • Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Oct 1, 2011 4:52 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by adknative (Eagle Bay, New York - Zone 3b) on Nov 28, 2021 1:32 PM concerning plant:
    I see comments from other gardeners who have had difficulty with this daylily, either in multiplying or in blooming. I have to say, here is zone 3b, my only problem was getting my hands on it... Three times, I ordered it and (3) times I either received a wrong plant or the nursery ran out and cancelled my order.

    Another gardener took pity on me and she swapped one of her Wild Horses for a daylily she loved in my gardens. To date, this has thrived here - I divided it, and now have it blooming in two different gardens (wanted to make absolutely certain I would not lose it, now that it's finally here).

    As in all of my gardens, the daylily beds are primarily loamy soil with a sandy base down below (beds were created on top of grass areas first smothered by layered cardboard, then topped with compost). Wild Horses was worth the frustration of tracking it down, it's totally gorgeous and absolutely thriving here.
  • Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Sep 2, 2012 6:49 PM concerning plant:
    Three years in our garden, disappointing because of slow growth and few scapes. Too bad, a very dramatic flower in bloom.
  • Posted by Flowersgalore (Oklahoma - Zone 7a) on Jun 5, 2019 2:39 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
Trish On September 12, 2014 Obtained plant
fstins1 On May 20, 2015 Bloomed
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...)
chelle On October 2, 2015 Transplanted
Old veggie patch, in raised bed, along W wall.
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
FFO
Seedfork On May 15, 2019 Obtained plant
Received from Marcia "DaylilyDazzled" New York
2 fans
CiCi On June 6, 2022 Bloomed
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
tabbycat On May 25, 2022 Bloomed
1st for me, 2 today. A very colorful keeper
tabbycat On October 24, 2021 Transplanted
In west bed where Night Beacon was.
DeweyRooter On September 6, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Dug up and donated to a northern home.
DeweyRooter On July 20, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Observed rust on plant. Cut back and sprayed with GM.
DeweyRooter On May 4, 2020 Obtained plant
Received two double fans from Oak Hill Daylilies. Planted in bed.
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