Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Wilson Spider'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Wilson Spider
Hybridized by Oakes
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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:

Purple

White/Near White

Color Patterns:

Bitone

Eyezone

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Harris Olson Spider Award (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

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Grass Valley, California

Fairfield, Illinois

Solsberry, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Benton, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Salvisa, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Lincoln, Nebraska

Belfield, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Fremont, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

North Augusta, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 16, 2010, MollyJane from Ravenna, OH wrote:

Very attractive purple spider increases rapidly. In 2 years I have divided it once.

Positive

On Aug 17, 2004, lincolnitess from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

Wilson Spider has a long season of bloom for me, starting early mid season and blooming into August. Multiplies rapidly.