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Additional Information
HydridizerStamile (1991)
Bloom PeriodJune-July
Shipping SeasonMarch-October
Sun ExposureSun
Soil TypeAny with care
Height28.0 in.
Bloom Size4.25 in.
Highest AwardDon C Stevens Award
Zone Range3 to 9


*5" bloom, 28" tall, Late Season, Dormant

Mustard yellow blooms with a wine purple eyezone. Excellent branching and bud count, puts on a great show, one of our personal favorites. Winner of the Award of Merit and the Don C Stevens Award for an eyed daylily.
Price $29.95 each, 3 for $79.95

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  • June 11, 2011 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Birmingham, AL — Stunning blooms! Strong and sturdy, and very, very prolific. I have it paired with Yellow Bouquet, a lovely double yellow, with a purple lorapetalum shrub behind them. The combination is beautiful. You will be very happy with El Desperado. The picture can't do it justice.
  • June 28, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Sherburn, MN — Absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how many blooms I have on this daylily in it's first year. The flowers are larger than I thought and quite spectacular. I'm so glad that I bought El Desperado. Definitely worth having!
  • July 15, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Des Moines, IA — Spectacular! This is the third year for my El Desperado and it is producing so many blooms it is hard to believe. You will not be disappointed!
  • February 21, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Goodlettsville, TN — We can't wait for El Desperado to bloom each year! Truly spectacular blooms. Without planning, El Desperado ended up, in our bed, planted next to Grape Velvet, which blooms in our zone about the same time. Everyone exclaims about the combination and gives us credit for something we did not plan. This is a must have daylily!