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Daylily 'Wild and Free'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Wild and Free
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 2005
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Crispate (pinched, twisted or quilled floral segments)

Unusual Form

Bloom Color:


Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 6, 2006, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:

WILD AND FREE (Stamile, P.) TET (Wild Wookie X Velvet Ribbons) 38 ERe. emo. Evr. 9 bloom, (12 wingspan). 4-way branching. 25 buds. Unusual form. Crispate. Spider ratio 3.7:1
WILD AND FREE is a beautiful sultry violet black with hints of ebony. The throat is large, wide open and chartreuse. The large flowers dance wildly with long pinched and twisted petals and quilled and curled sepals. The flowers hold well for such a dark color. A wonderful flower. Fertile both ways.