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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 9, 2020 5:29 PM CST
I'm intrigued with the pictures of Wild Horses. What is the opinion of my NGA Friends?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Bedmaker
Jul 9, 2020 5:33 PM CST
Paul,

I tried to grow it in my Zone 5 garden in Upstate NY and it struggled.

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SunriseSide
Jul 9, 2020 6:01 PM CST
In the sandy soil of my TX garden it hangs on and blooms but not great. Probably needs more light than I can give it. Makes nicely patterned kids
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Pat236
Jul 9, 2020 6:10 PM CST
I tried to grow in my zone 8 and it died the first season.
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Name: Char
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Char
Jul 9, 2020 6:35 PM CST

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Zone 4, it died.
Wild Horses was one of 3 from the cross of Moonlit Masquerade X Tet. Cleopatra introduced by Trimmer.
Wild Horses, Volusian Spider and Egyptian Queen. I'd have to dig out my old catalogs to see but I believe Egyptian Queen was suppose to be the hardiest of the 3. Just checked the kids of Egyptian Queen and Barry Matthie has some registered. He's in Ontario, Canada.
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Flowersgalore
Jul 9, 2020 6:50 PM CST
I love the Wild Horses. In fact, they are the reason I have daylilies. When I saw them, I was hooked. I'm in zone 7 and they have done well here.

Be careful who you buy from. Some of the first I bought turned out to not be Wild Horses. I'd also suggest you not buy single fans. They don't seem to do as well as multiple fans planted together.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 9, 2020 7:09 PM CST
Thanks everyone.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Karen
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kousa
Jul 9, 2020 9:23 PM CST
Wild Horses daylily has done very well in my zone 6 garden without any type of protection. It is my one of my favorite daylily. It has great substance and still looks good at the end of a 90F+ day. I highly recommend this daylily. If you have a protected spot, it may do well for you too.

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Name: Mary
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Friesfan1
Aug 8, 2020 6:48 AM CST
Just noticed this thread. I have had Wild Horses in my garden since 2016. Does real well in my zone 5b, KS garden. Cold winters, hot dry summers.

Wild Horses - 2019
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Wild Horses - 2018
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Wild Horses - 2020
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Wild Horses with American Revolution in front - 2020
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Name: Orion
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plasko20
Dec 6, 2020 12:51 PM CST
I bought it this year, but it arrived in fall (not my choice) and is an evergreen, so I am worried (I am very new to daylilies).
I wonder if evergreens are best when planted in spring as they have time to regrow their leaves and establish underground before the cold hits. As it is my plant has not fully even re-made its leaves as yet and we are now into December! I have low hopes of survival (zone 6b). But fingers-crossed it makes it through. Those flowers are stunners.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 6, 2020 5:41 PM CST
I would mulch it with pine needles and hope for the best.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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JasonT
Dec 7, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Planted it July. It's grown well so far. 2 fans turned into four so far. It's getting a lot of sun too in Dallas (8a).

Look forward to hopefully getting flowers next year.

Friesfan1 said:Just noticed this thread. I have had Wild Horses in my garden since 2016. Does real well in my zone 5b, KS garden. Cold winters, hot dry summers.

Wild Horses - 2019
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Wild Horses - 2018
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Wild Horses - 2020
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Wild Horses with American Revolution in front - 2020
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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Dec 9, 2020 6:33 AM CST
Plasco 20, I too am in Boston ( just North). My Wild Horses is coming in May. Let's keep tabs and see how they do.
Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Dec 9, 2020 9:22 AM CST
It has done very well here in Zone 6.It is a beauty in a clump.
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plasko20
Feb 9, 2021 3:35 PM CST
OK, Zoia. Sounds fun.
Although right now, they are under a foot of snow so I cannot give any update. But the worst of winter is over so hopefully the life-giving magic of spring will be around soon. Mine were single fans (I got 2 of them). I got them because they supposedly bloom early, and have rebloom potential. I am trying to get daylilies to cover extra-early, early, early-mid, mid, mid-late, and late to have a nice spread of blooms rather than some fireworks at one time, then nothing more till next year. Daylily flowers are awesome, but I hate the foliage (looks like weeds). This is why I like the variegated foliage daylilies. At least they look like a real plant. Hilarious!
Gardening: So exciting I wet my plants!
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Feb 10, 2021 2:59 PM CST
Oh, I think you come to love the healthy, beautiful, undiseased foliage! It means your plant is doing well and it comes in lots of vibrant shades of green.

But Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Winter almost over? Do we live in the same Boston? Unfortunately, some of the worst snow storms seem to hit in late February/ early March. There was the infamous April Fools storm that dumped two feet on April 1st. I pretty much try real hard not to even think about actual Spring until April because mid April is usually when things start to happen. But I'm sure going to use any time I can before then to get everything as ready as I can. And for my own sanity, it's still Winter for another two months otherwise I'll die of impatience! Hilarious!
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Frillylily
Feb 10, 2021 9:26 PM CST
zone 6 here, does great for me, it is in heavy dirt and the deer eat it, bad weeds, and it still manages to look decent. It did well before the abuse, I hope to one day reclaim my garden Sad

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 11, 2021 7:48 AM CST
I'm anxious to see it and hope it blooms this year......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Hembrain
Feb 11, 2021 8:55 AM CST
My Wild Horses is surrounded by hems with lush, tall foliage and has sulked for several years here in zone 7a. I'll check it out and move it to a higher, sunny spot. I know others who grow it more successfully in the area. I love the bold eye. In the past, I ordered a SF from a cheap source and got something like Blueberry Candy instead, so Flowersgalore, you are right. Few things are worse than the heartbreak of treasure-turned-NOID. Glare Live and learn.
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Feb 11, 2021 8:11 PM CST
A very dramatic looking daylily that flopped here. I tried for several years to get it to go, moved it a few times, but nothing worked. Finally sent it away, don't know how it did for the other person.

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