Post a reply

Image
Jul 9, 2020 5:29 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I'm intrigued with the pictures of Wild Horses. What is the opinion of my NGA Friends?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Avatar for Bedmaker
Jul 9, 2020 5:33 PM CST
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Hostas Hybridizer Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Paul,

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

David
Image
Jul 9, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Butterflies Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Irises Hybridizer
Hostas Greenhouse Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Texas
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
Life is better at the lake.
Image
Jul 9, 2020 6:10 PM CST
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Birds Orchids Irises Hummingbirder Houseplants Region: Georgia
Dragonflies Daylilies Dahlias Cut Flowers Garden Photography Butterflies
I tried to grow in my zone 8 and it died the first season.
Image
Jul 9, 2020 6:35 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Region: Vermont
Dog Lover Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers cold winters Keeper of Poultry Organic Gardener Pollen collector
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.
Avatar for Flowersgalore
Jul 9, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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.
Image
Jul 9, 2020 7:09 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Thanks everyone.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Image
Jul 9, 2020 9:23 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.

Thumb of 2020-07-10/kousa/34fb5b

Thumb of 2020-07-10/kousa/91a7e7
Image
Aug 8, 2020 6:48 AM CST
Name: Mary
NW, KS (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Lilies Region: Kansas Cat Lover Houseplants
Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Irises Bee Lover
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
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/40fd12
Wild Horses - 2018
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/4c5b3c
Wild Horses - 2020
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/54c0a5
Wild Horses with American Revolution in front - 2020
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/9e2a34
Image
Dec 6, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Name: Orion
Boston, MA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Foliage Fan
Lilies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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.
Gardening: So exciting I wet my plants!
Image
Dec 6, 2020 5:41 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I would mulch it with pine needles and hope for the best.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Image
Dec 7, 2020 11:47 AM CST
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
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
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/40fd12
Wild Horses - 2018
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/4c5b3c
Wild Horses - 2020
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/54c0a5
Wild Horses with American Revolution in front - 2020
Thumb of 2020-08-08/Friesfan1/9e2a34

Image
Dec 9, 2020 6:33 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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.
Avatar for hillbilly
Dec 9, 2020 9:22 AM CST
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
Annuals Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: North Carolina Irises Hybridizer
Hummingbirder Hostas Hibiscus Foliage Fan Daylilies Dahlias
It has done very well here in Zone 6.It is a beauty in a clump.
Image
Feb 9, 2021 3:35 PM CST
Name: Orion
Boston, MA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Foliage Fan
Lilies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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!
Image
Feb 10, 2021 2:59 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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!
Avatar for Frillylily
Feb 10, 2021 9:26 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
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

Here is mine


Thumb of 2021-02-11/Frillylily/a2e2e4


Thumb of 2021-02-11/Frillylily/dad1fd
Image
Feb 11, 2021 7:48 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I'm anxious to see it and hope it blooms this year......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Image
Feb 11, 2021 8:55 AM CST
Name: Justine
Maryville, Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Hybridizer Cat Lover Birds Daylilies Tropicals Farmer
Apples Peonies Irises Lilies Deer Greenhouse
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.
I wonder why no one ever told me
that the rainbow and the treasure
were both within me. -- Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Image
Feb 11, 2021 8:11 PM CST
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Hummingbirder Region: Texas
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.

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Paul2032
  • Replies: 28, views: 1,728
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Chicago Botanic Garden"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.