Daylily 'Gordon Biggs'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Gordon Biggs
Hybridized by Crochet
Registered or introduced: 1981
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Anchorage, Alaska

Waterbury, Connecticut

Citra, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Moline, Illinois

Waterman, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Lebanon, Maine

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Brown City, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Excelsior, Minnesota

Fairfax, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Brooklyn, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

In full sun, the color bleaches out some to an attractive brick red. This is an extremely vigorous variety - I have given away countless divisions.


On Oct 17, 2009, nwh from Chicago, IL wrote:

I got Gordon Biggs at the end of season clearance sale at the grocery store, for $2. It grew into a beautiful plant with ruffled raspberry red blooms, purplish-red w/ darker center. I have it next to Addie Branch Smith and the two look very nice together.