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Daylily 'Spellbinder'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Spellbinder
Hybridized by Baker
Registered or introduced: 1973
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Late Midseason (MLa)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Olathe, Kansas

Lebanon, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Derry, New Hampshire

Felicity, Ohio

Uniontown, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Conroe, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 26, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Tangerine orange self with a green throat.
((Lucretius Kathleen Elsie Randall) Golden Prize)


On May 6, 2012, goldilocks0613 from Conroe, TX wrote:

This daylily is a real eye-catcher in the garden. The color just seems to glow. It does take it some time to establish, however after a year, it does take off. It is a slow multiplier if conditions are too dry. It is worth the wait !


On Jul 25, 2010, sam1234 from Cape Elizabeth, ME wrote:

I planted two of these daylilies (Spellbinder) last year at the same time I planted six plants of other varieties. My other daylilies are vigorous and have bloomed profusely, but the Spellbinders are spindly, no taller than the daylilies that were supposed to be half their height, and have not had a single blossom. What have I done wrong?