Daylily '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
Registered or introduced: 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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This plant is said to grow outdoors 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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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

5.5" blooms, 28" scapes,Wild 1972