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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Bonanza'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bonanza
Hybridized by Gates; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

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

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Dave_Evans On Aug 8, 2012, Dave_Evans from Kenilworth, NJ wrote:

'Bonanza' (Gates-L., 1994).

The plant from Ferrick is called 'Bonanza1954'.

This one, from Gates is very nice, but hardly ever reblooms.

Positive Sherlock221 On Jan 13, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This is a wonderfully hardy and flashy daylily. It's dependable and grows just about anywhere with reliable color. It grows quickly and is easy to divide and transplant. It blooms profusely, even in part sun as evidenced by the photo I uploaded. I am growing them in part-sun and each plant is covered with blooms. Highly recommend.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hybridized by Ferrick 1954: That makes this daylily over a half century old! I must confess I would rate this plant a positive just for the fact it will grow almost anywhere, in most weather conditions. Last summer (2005) was one of the dryest on record here since 1988. Heat was unbearable most days, and even with dry leaves, Bonanza bloomed! All the daylilies suffered, but most had some bloom. I still grow it and will probably always have it in some part of the yard.


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

, (2 reports)
Logan Lake,
Dothan, Alabama
Waterbury, Connecticut
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wenona, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Solsberry, Indiana
Ankeny, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Lancaster, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Falmouth, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Auburn, New Hampshire
Metuchen, New Jersey
Eden, New York
Albemarle, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Defiance, Ohio
Dundee, Ohio
Felicity, Ohio
Lewis Center, Ohio
Sandusky, Ohio
Hugo, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Kalama, Washington
Holmen, Wisconsin
Marion, Wisconsin (2 reports)

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