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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Wild One'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Wild One
Hybridized by Wild; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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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)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


Awards (if applicable):
Honorable Mention
Junior Citation

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive onagadori On May 9, 2011, onagadori from Lexington, KY wrote:

The user giving this one a negative rating must not have Wild One. Mine has the red edges in full sun and partial shade. I have grown this cultivar for fifteen years. I love it. It is one of my favorites every year and it is another fine example of the breeding work of Gilbert H. Wild (who is now deceased). This is a hardy plant that has really eye catching form and the coloring is very vibrant. It is very hardy here in zone 6 and is dormant, so is probably quite cold hardy. I considering this one of Wild's best and one of my must have cultivars.

Negative sybiltwo On Mar 15, 2005, sybiltwo from Excelsior, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Despite all the beautiful photos of this flower, mine has never been anything but solid gold. A description I read someplace mentioned the amount of sunlight needed for it to have the darker redder edges. I experimented with moving it to various locations to no avail. Maybe what I have is not 'Wild One' at all.

Neutral mystic On Mar 10, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

7.25" blooms, 34" scape, Wild 1978


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

Scottsburg, Indiana
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dayton, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
London, Kentucky
Farmington, Maine
South China, Maine
Excelsior, Minnesota
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Rochester, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Grove City, Ohio
Freedom, Pennsylvania
Hixson, Tennessee
Kalama, Washington
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

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