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Daylily 'Prairie Wildfire'


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


18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

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Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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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:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wrens, Georgia

Moline, Illinois

Revere, Massachusetts

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 29, 2014, michigan_roots from Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I watch for my Prairie Wildfire to bloom every year, which it's doing right now. Here in my partly shady beds the color is the deepest red, not burgundy, that appears to be red velvet. Unlike some of my other daylilies PW may have several blooms on a single stalk at once.

I have heard that it was hybridized in Canada and the name is a reference to the Canadian prairie but I can't find anything to substantiate that.

One of my favorite daylilies!


On May 15, 2011, RUBYS from Wrens, GA wrote:

Large burgundy and yellow blooms. First bloom was on May 7th. Good branching.