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Daylily 'Rolling Raven'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rolling Raven
Additional cultivar information:(Wild and Free Scarecrow)
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 2007
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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 midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Spider Variant (petal length to width is 4.0:1 to 5.0:1)

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:

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Where to Grow:

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

Wyoming, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 26, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer notes:

(Wild And Free X Scarecrow) 38 EMRe. emo. Ev. 10.25 x 1.875 x 1.25. 2-way branching. 14 buds. Spider. Spider ratio 4.3:1.
ROLLING RAVEN is our blackest spider to date. Rich red black, velvety and sun resistant ROLLING RAVEN is outstanding. Unlike most black spiders which tend to be small or have trouble opening flat ROLLING RAVEN at 10 is huge and flowers open flat right from the throat which is chartreuse as opposed to yellow gold.
The form on ROLLING RAVEN is outstanding with large open flowers with no overlap in the throat and small closure numbers. The petals and sepals twist and curl to give the illusion of a pinwheel.
ROLLING RAVEN is also important for its relative ease of fertility. Tet spiders are notoriously d... read more