Daylily 'Long Stocking'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Long Stocking
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1997
» View all varieties of Daylilies


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 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 midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Spider (petal length to width is 5.0:1 or more)

Bloom Color:


Bright Yellow

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

Harris Olson Spider Award (or runner-up)

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:


San Jose, California

Cordele, Georgia

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Marietta, Illinois

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hazard, Kentucky

Brown City, Michigan

Tupelo, Mississippi

Exeter, New Hampshire

Berkshire, New York

Coshocton, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Hixson, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

show all

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 23, 2010, wkaiser from Marietta, IL wrote:

A very nice early spider. It's color and form is affected by the amount of sunlight and wind it receives. I think partial sun and a protected area is best for this daylily. It makes a splash in the back of the border with it's large flowers and tall scapes. I like it and look forward to it's blooms each year!


On Jul 9, 2007, nh4me from Exeter, NH wrote:

I've had Long Stocking in my garden for 5 years now. It's very hardy for me. Puts on a great show in the garden with multiple blooms open at the same time.


On May 3, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Planted in Fall 2006. My very first bloom in Spring 2007 was a very rich red, as shown in Melissa_Ohio's picture. However, subsequent blooms are more of a rusty red. Not ugly, but I bought it thinking it was a bright red. We've had lots of rain, so maybe that's affected its coloring.