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Jul 29, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

'Calico Spider' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1987 by Crandall. No further information is known about this hybridizer except that there are 5 cultivars registered by this hybridizer.

Calico Spider is mid-season extended bloomer. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2011 AHS award. It is listed as pod fertile with 5 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Calico Spider') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Calico Spider')
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Jan 15, 2022 1:54 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Eagle Bay, New York (Zone 3b)
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Calico Spider seems to be overlooked by a lot of gardeners, and that's unfortunate. I have had Calico Spider in my 'zone 3' gardens for several years and, although its foliage is noted as evergreen, it's actually quite hardy. It's listed for 32" and easily reaches full height here, and blooms prolifically.

I have also had polymerous blooms on Calico Spider every year (and, judging by the photos posted, it polys for other gardeners as well). The colours are bright, very strong and sassy in the garden, highly visible. I would recommend Calico Spider without any hesitation.

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