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With elegantly thin petals in clear red with yellow midribs, the flowers on this "spider" daylily make a great show in the garden. (Hemerocallis)

Zones 2 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 26-30" tall, 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 3DLG
This one is famous for elegantly thin petals in clear red, with yellow midribs. This type is often called a spider Daylily for obvious reasons. It makes a great show in the garden, especially blooming against a green or dark shade background.

About Daylilies, the most popular perennials: It all started with the original wild orange Daylily. Many Americans think the tough old orange Daylily they see in old gardens and along roadsides is a wildflower, but it really isn't. No Daylily is native to North America; most hail from Asia.

Don't confuse them with the true lilies: Daylilies are not really lilies. In fact, they are quite different. As you know, true lilies grow on tall stems with flowers at the top. Daylily flower stems (called scapes) are generally much shorter, and grow from a fountain of grass-like foliage at ground level. Daylilies are members of the genus, Hemerocallis, not Lilium, which is the genus name of true lilies.

Daylily Roots, not bulbs As all good gardeners know, Daylilies don't grow from bulbs like true lilies. Daylilies form a mass of thickened, fleshy roots. These unique root systems hold so much moisture and nutrients, the plants can survive out of the ground for weeks. This survival system, making them tough, and really easy to handle, is one of the reasons they're so popular today. They're also dependably hardy, so once you have them, you have them for years.

Types of Daylilies for today's gardens: The famous old orange Daylily and the well-known old Lemon Lily are not the only wild Daylilies, just the most famous. There are 20 Daylily species, worldwide. Today from those 20 plants, more than 20,000 hybrids have been created, to satisfy gardeners who love Daylilies, and just cant get enough. Hybridizing Daylilies for various colors and styles is not new. Famous old reliable hybrids like Catherine Woodbury--the lovely lavender and yellow bi-color--have been around for decades.

The re-bloomers for twice the bloom. Today's craze for re-blooming Daylilies all began with Stella D'Oro, the now-famous yellow dwarf Daylily that blooms once during late spring (the regular Daylily blooming season), and then again in late August and into fall. Today, there are hundreds of re-bloomers, from dwarfs to full-size beauties.

The latest and greatest: In any group of highly popular hybrids, there is always something newer and better. Some real break-through successes of new types for their times are Daylilies like Victoria's Secret and Big Smile, with elaborately ruffled petals and clear contrasts of magnificent colors.

Associated SKUs
3DLG
3FDL3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
3DL3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Daylily
Botanical Name Hemerocallis
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 26-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsDaylily Crimson Pirate
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Healthy (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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5.0

Beautiful red stars

By 

from Lewisville, AR, USA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

    I've been growing this cultivar for 3 years now. One thing to keep in mind, 'Crimson Pirate' increases fast so be sure to space your plants accordingly to avoid having to divide clumps frequently. Otherwise, they've been healthy for me, fill in the bed like they've been there forever, and present a beautiful display of crimson red spider blooms. Scapes don't get excessively high so these could be used near the front of a boarder or along a walkway. Easy to grow!

     
    5.0

    Magnificent!

    By 

    from MT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

      This is the only daylily I have, was instantly attracted to its spider form and color, and in 3-4 years it has multiplied into several clumps scattered throughout my garden in zone 4a MT, used in my shady N side amongst hosta and ferns, etc. and sunnier E side amongst gaillardia, rudbeckia, coreopsis, salvias, etc...its form makes it fit in anywhere, in this high desert country. I count it one of my best buys ever, and thank AM very much.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Crimson Pirate Delivers

      By 

      from Willow, AK

      About Me Master Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Bloomed The First Summer
      • Hardy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

        really pops when in bloom

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        3.0

        Very nice Red!

        By 

        from Rocky Hill, CT

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

          Arrived safely.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful!!!

          By 

          from So.Delaware

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

            Beautiful color, very easy to grow, and really popped in the daylily bed.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very nice!

            By 

            from Colorado

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

            This flower spreads quickly!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            As described, but better in year #2

            By 

            from BLOOMFIELD, CT

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

            With relatively small monetary investment, year #2 produced much larger plants than year #1. I will make the assumption that as the years progress, the plants will spread and become even stronger.

            An unusual color that the neighbors don't have.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            They are starting to grow !

            By 

            from Northern Virginia

            Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

            they seemed a bit small but maybe they will be better as the months go on with good care and feeding.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Grows like crazy

            By 

            from Sacramento, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Very hearty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Just about anywhere

              Comments about American Meadows Daylily Crimson Pirate:

              I simply love these. They have wonderful blooms. Not much to keeping these healthy. They'll grow pretty much anywhere there's sun.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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