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PlantFiles: Daylily
Hemerocallis 'American Revolution'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: American Revolution
Hybridized by Wild; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1972

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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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:
Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:
Nocturnal (noc.)

Flower Type:

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Color Patterns:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Foliage Habit:
Dormant (dor.)


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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BUFFY690 On Jun 6, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my favorites, it holds it dark color all day, after watering, and further, very little fading. This pic was taken at 6pm on a 97 degrees day.

Positive agathaperpetua On May 26, 2011, agathaperpetua from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 2b) wrote:

Purchased in 2006 but didn't bloom for 2 seasons - it was worth the wait. Beautiful deep purple, almost black, flowers. They do fade in full sun so moved it to partial shade. Didn't bloom in 2009 due to very wet season in Saskatchewan but rebounded the following year blooming gloriously from Aug 1 to Sep 10.

Positive TBGDN On Feb 19, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

American Revolution, Wild, 1972. Good dark color which stays that way in part shade, or lightly shaded from hot sun. No problems with growth or bloom here. Very hardy.

Positive stephem On Jul 27, 2005, stephem from Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful ldaylily. Though the color of the Amer. Rev. that's planted in part-shade holds its color better, brighter than the one planted in morning sun.

Positive jhyshark On Jul 12, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Love this lily! It is so dark and rich, and blooming is prolific.

Neutral mystic On Feb 9, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5.5" blooms, 28" scapes,Wild 1972


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

Trenton, Florida
Macy, Indiana
Goshen, Kentucky
Durham, Maine
Lebanon, Maine
Skowhegan, Maine
Scottville, Michigan
Fairfax, Minnesota
Madison, Mississippi
Kansas City, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Martell, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
East Islip, New York
Morehead City, North Carolina
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Greenwich, Ohio
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Falls Church, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Bristol, Wisconsin
Holmen, Wisconsin

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