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Daylily 'Calgary Stampede'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Calgary Stampede
Hybridized by Hansen
Registered or introduced: 1994
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Nocturnal (noc.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:




Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Semi-evergreen (sev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merced, California

Plant City, Florida

Hebron, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Corning, Ohio

Friedensburg, Pennsylvania

Conroe, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 11, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Light cream with red to rose eyezone above chartreuse throat.
(((Morgan High Yield) ((Most Unusual Tom Wise) sdlg))


On Oct 19, 2003, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

It's a slow opener here in zone 6 New York too, but it bloomed well the following spring after being received bare root in late August. For hybridizing purposes, it's style sticks out long before the bloom opens so can be easily pollinated, but it has to be pried open if you want to collect its pollen early.


On Oct 18, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

I have had my Calgary Stampede for three summers. It didn't bloom the first year, it did bloom the second but was unimpressive. I moved, and finally got it planted earlier this year. It bloomed beautifully for the first time, which told me two things. It wants good dirt, and it needs time to establish. It was well established in its pot when I planted it, and I was careful to not disturb the roots. Some daylilies thrive on being moved, some need time to settle in. I think CS is in the latter category. The last point you ought to know is that it is not open early in the morning. This can be a problem for hybridizers and people who want to walk their gardens before work. It sure is pretty when it is open!


On Feb 16, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5" blooms, 22" scape,Hansen 1994