which daylily is the tallest? has the largest flower?

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

i would like to know names of some of these. thanks. barb

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Year: 2000 Extended: ext
Ploid: TET
Height: 6' 0''
Diam: 7''
Season: M Fragrance: frag
Habit: DOR
Fertility: pod: YES pollen: YES
Color/Descript: yellow poly
Parentage: Sdlg X Sdlg

Sorry, I didn't get a photo of it this summer, but I think there is one in the Plant Files or at Tinkers.
It has a big bright yellow bloom.

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

thank you. does anyone else have other ideas?

Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

No Way! I had no idea they came in six footers! Wow!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

I bought stratovolcano from the dablaw/ notmartha coop because it was 60" tall and orange. That is the only tall one I have. I am marking this thread as I would like to find a couple more.

edited to add pic of Stratovolcano


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Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

So, how tall do you consider tall?

How about 40"?

Here's one that I planted this Spring, so it hasn't reached it's potential for me yet.

Elizabeth Shooter

34" 9" M Re
burnt red orange, chevron red-orange eyezone, chestnut veining.

oops ... Probably too short.

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Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Another Yellow one

Gossard 2003
52" M 10" Re Dor Tet
Golden Yellow Self

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Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

http://www.tranquil-lake.com/catalog/Height/tall.htm, here is a link I found...got me to looking..NOT good!!! LOL

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Reeve HH, 1998, DIP
Height: 3'9"
Bloom: 9"
Form: ufo
Description: orange with cinnamon halo orange throat

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Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Lambertson 2001
42" 9" E Sev Re Tet Ufo
Red Violet Orange with Red Violet Eye Zone and Cream Edge.

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Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

Daylily Jolly Red Giant
P. Stamile 1999
(Star of India x Long Stocking)

Description: Jolly Red Giant introduced by P. Stamile in 1999. 8" x 2 " x 1 inch blooms on 68 inch scapes. 6 way branching. 56 buds. Unusual Form - pinched and twisted crispate. "I dislike writing in superlatives such as the most ruffled, the heaviest substance, etc. since it presumes the writer knows the entire world of daylilies. In growing daylilies for 20+ years including the species Altissima and the Challenger hybrids, I can say that I have never seen a daylily as tall as JOLLY RED GIANT. JOLLY RED GIANT towers over mere 5 tall Altissima and Challenger hybrids and at 58" can be used in place of a small shrub or tree. This is truly a fun flower for those who want bragging rights for the "tallest". Being evergreen it may not grow as tall in the North but here in the South the first scapes bloom at 68" and rebloom just shy of 6. Very strong well branched erect scapes." Pod sterile but pollen fertile. Very slight fragrance.
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage Habit: Evergreen
Flower Size: 8" x 2 " x 1 " Height: 68"
Bloom Season: Early
Repeat Bloomer: yes
Price: 1 Double fan plant $15.00
For Printable Order form: Click Here
Order Now! Daylilies are shipped March-June / August-November. We are a state inspected nursery. We personally dig all of our daylilies by hand and ship the same day to insure you get fresh live plants.

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Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

The Jolly Red Giant is listed on the Abundant Daylilies and Perennials.
website...pretty huh!

Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

Treeclimber you have some beautiful plants!!! Love those bold colors!

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

o.k. folks. keep the tall ones coming. NEW QUESTION!

i would like to know the tallest, biggest bloomin' WITH the most EXQUISITE bloom.

Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

lt Aug 5" Flwr 68" Ht dip D frag, ext 30 b/s
The tallest one we sell! An H. altissima hybrid from A.B. Stout, the father of daylily breeding. It has tea-yellow flowers with a cinnamon halo. A very prolific bloomer, through September here. Limited
Fragrant, Hefty
Best Bloomer

another one...of course which is the most beautiful is totally taste!

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Sand Springs, OK(Zone 7a)

6' flower 5"
by Hanson

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Excelsior, MN(Zone 4a)

Margo Reed seems to have some very tall ones. I just love 'Dances With Giraffes'. Here's a link:

Lizella, GA(Zone 8a)

Broadmoor Red was about 4 feet tall.

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Autumn Minarete
5-6' tall, and is LOADED with blooms! My plant is pure yellow blooming, and the one pictured at Tranquil Lake is a very different plant.

Challenger is another very tall daylily.


Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

Wow what a great selection!

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

these are wonderful. thank you so much for taking the time to show me these pictures. you don't have to stop, though.

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

janet, that flower that is pink............you described it as tea yellow? what does that mean? the altissima hybrid is the one i am talking about. and what is it's name? and what's an altissima? and a challenger?

Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

http://www.daylily.net/piedmontperennials/margo_reed_daylilies/new_intros.htm, one of the links I found...
here is another...http://www.bloomingfieldsfarm.com/chal.html
and this is the one with the most and best to me:
Hope those help...

Sand Springs, OK(Zone 7a)

mama jack ,
H. altissima
i s the name of day lilly it isnt given a common name
just the species name
im not sure on the tea ye;;pw think it a tan yellow ? and maybe not

Fate, TX(Zone 8a)

tazzy, i didn't get what you said about altissima. are you saying that altissima is a species plant? and they are very tall generally?

Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

The name of the pink one in question is Magenta Princess...you can find it at the last link I provided. Sorry I didn't label it with the name...I am not sure either about the tea yellow thing...when it's name is Magenta..sounds pink to me..LOL but it is pretty for sure! Have a great day!

Waynesboro, MS(Zone 8a)

I understand that Jack Temple has a new spider or uf that the flower is 16" across.I believe he named it ALDERGATE.
I did a search and could not find it listed on Tinkers or the AHS registration.I think Spunky[Fred Manning] of Lillian AL is selling for Tom.Does anyone have this one?

Springfield, OH(Zone 5b)

Charlie.. I think you had trouble findingit becasue you left out an "s" Aldersgate will work for you :)

Waynesboro, MS(Zone 8a)

Jazz thanks.You are so correct. ALDERSGATE it is.I looked it up on the AHS registration and it is listed at 34" tall with a 16" bloom.

Waynesboro, MS(Zone 8a)

I forgot to mention that LIME PEEL had scapes over 6' when in a clump last year.It is listed at 3' 2" with a 9.5 " flower.It must have been the chicken litter and alfalfa pellets.

Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

I think that Dan Bachman is still offering some of his "seedlings" for sale. I purchased some from him with MASCARA SNAKE as one of the parents, and the majority of them are tall.

If you like spidery types, you may want to email Dan or check out his website. If you don't want seedlings, I'm sure he would make some good recomendations for you.

His seedlings are really clumps of 2 or 3 year old seedlings.

Here's one I have ... CHALLENGER x MASCARA SNAKE.
Notice I have to reach up to the bloom and I'm 5'2

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Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

WOW that is beautiful!!!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)


Brown City, MI(Zone 5a)

Here's a link to a thread where I was showing off some of my Dan Bachman Seedlings ........


I have ordered some from him for 3 years in a row now, and I always get some beauties.

I dug up all my "Mascara Snake" one's this year and moved them to a new garden area. Lined them all up along a split rail fence. I divided them up, so it they may not perform as well next year, but it should be beautiful when they do and worth the wait.

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Butler, PA(Zone 5b)

Wilt Chamberlain is supposed to get up to seven feet. Mine has been over 6' but never 7'. I cannot find a registration for it. This picture was taken from top down, sorry for the blur, I was reaching over it and looking through the LCD. Oddly enough it was blooming yesterday too.

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Braselton, GA(Zone 7b)

Wow that is just beautiful! I never dreamed there wer daylilies that got to be six and seven feet tall...now I NEED some of them..LOL

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