Daylily 'Bonanza'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bonanza
Hybridized by Gates
Registered or introduced: 1994
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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)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Logan Lake, British Columbia

Waterbury, Connecticut

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Wenona, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Ankeny, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ewing, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Falmouth, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Metuchen, New Jersey

Croton On Hudson, New York

Eden, New York

Albemarle, North Carolina

Graham, North Carolina

Morehead City, North Carolina

Defiance, Ohio

Dundee, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Lewis Center, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio

Hugo, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Freedom, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Kalama, Washington

Holmen, Wisconsin

Marion, Wisconsin(2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 8, 2012, Dave_Evans from Kenilworth, NJ wrote:

'Bonanza' (Gates-L., 1994).

The plant from Ferrick is called 'Bonanza1954'.

This one, from Gates is very nice, but hardly ever reblooms.


On Jan 13, 2007, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

This is a wonderfully hardy and flashy daylily. It's dependable and grows just about anywhere with reliable color. It grows quickly and is easy to divide and transplant. It blooms profusely, even in part sun as evidenced by the photo I uploaded. I am growing them in part-sun and each plant is covered with blooms. Highly recommend.


On Feb 18, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hybridized by Ferrick 1954: That makes this daylily over a half century old! I must confess I would rate this plant a positive just for the fact it will grow almost anywhere, in most weather conditions. Last summer (2005) was one of the dryest on record here since 1988. Heat was unbearable most days, and even with dry leaves, Bonanza bloomed! All the daylilies suffered, but most had some bloom. I still grow it and will probably always have it in some part of the yard.