A La Carte Daylilies

Spider Flowered Plants

Spiders have long narrow flower petals. The petal length to width ratio must be 4:1 or greater.

These daylilies associate well with grasses and are becoming increasingly popular. We have put daylilies in the category of Unusual Form together with the spiders as they appear spider-like but do not have the appropriate dimensions.
They tend to show some twisting, curling or pinching in the flower segments which give them a sculptured, almost architectural look. These can be very interesting to use in garden design.

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When it flowers
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Asterisk

Asterisk

(Lambert 1985) A greyed-lavender pink with a green throat. This is classified as an Unusual Form and spatulate, the latter meaning the petals are wider towards the ends.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

DiploidSemi-evergreenMidseason

Price: £5

Brenda Newbold

Brenda Newbold

(King-Lamone 1997) Palest pink flowers with a lemon green throat. Sometimes the petals roll back and the sepals roll in lengthways and twist which gives this flower a look of movement. Named after a special lady.

Height: 29"(74cm). Flower: 6"(16cm)

DiploidSemi-evergreenEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £8

Carolicolossal

Carolicolossal

(Powell 1968) Enormous, yet graceful, deep yellow spider with a green throat.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 10"(26cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Early season

Price: £5.50

Chester Cyclone

Chester Cyclone

(Blakely 1972) Extraordinary lemon yellow Unusual Form. Unruly and unpredictable, no two flowers ever seeming the same.

Height:30"(76cm). Flower: 8.5"(21cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £5

Chevron Spider

Chevron Spider

(Hansen 1992) Cream peach flower which has a green throat which radiates out to the burgundy eyezone.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 10"(25cm)

DiploidEvergreenEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £6

Copper Windmill

Copper Windmill

(Crochet 1989) The vibrant copper orange colour makes this one stand out from the crowd.

Height: 27"(69cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £5.50

Crimson Pirate

Crimson Pirate

(Sass 1951) This bright red classic spider is an early example of the graceful form that is now becoming so popular. Good increase.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 5"(13cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £4

Curly Cinnamon Windmill

Curly Cinnamon Windmill

(Crochet 1997) Huge yellow spider with a cinnamon eyezone and a green throat. Wonderful!

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 8.5"(22cm)

DiploidDormantEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £6

Curly Rosy Posy

Curly Rosy Posy

(Hansen 1992) Large pink flower with a deeper and darker eyezone above a green throat.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 9.5"(24cm)

DiploidEvergreenMidseason

Price: £6.50

Dancing Lions

Dancing Lions

(Benzinger 1971) A bright clear yellow flower.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

TetraploidDormantEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £5

Dark Star

Dark Star

(Connell 1953) Very dark, maroon red spider with a yellow green throat and pearly white midribs. An unusual colour and quite a rare, older cultivar.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Dormant Early season Midseason

Price: £5

Divertissement

Divertissement

(Hager 1990). A tall, light golden-yellow spider with a faint reddish eyezone.

Height: 45"(114cm). Flower: 6.5"(17cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £5

Easy Ned

Easy Ned

(Brown. B. 1987) An attractive greenish yellow spider with curling, twisting petals. Jan thinks it looks as though it has been using hair curlers but loves the graceful effect. Not as tall as registered nor as late in our garden.

Height: 40"(101cm). Flower: 6.5"(16cm)

Diploid Evergreen Late season

Price: £4.50

Emerald Eye

Emerald Eye

(Lambert 1970) Curly lavender mauve Unusual Form with a purple eyezone and green throat.

Height: 36"(91.5cm). Flower: 8.5"(21.5cm)

DiploidEvergreenEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £6

Fly Catcher

Fly Catcher

(Miller 1978) Flamboyant, bright red spider type with a large yellow to green throat.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 7.5"(19cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £6

Fun Fling

Fun Fling

(Childs 1981) A purple-mauve flower which has a green-yellow throat and white midribs in the centre of the petals and a matching white edge to the petals. The petals and sepals recurve in this 'Unusual form'. The petals and sepals being widest where they curve under making a shape like a spatula.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 6.5"(16cm)

DiploidDormantEarly season

Price: £6

Gadsden Light

Gadsden Light

(Reinke 1990) Distinctive, greenish yellow spider. Well presented flowers which sometimes double, according to the breeder. We find it a little smaller than registered but regard it as one of the best of its type. Few only.

Height: 34"(86cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £4.50

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street

(Roberts 1986) Eye catching, greenish yellow, starry flowers that look even more spectacular in a clump. A superb daylily.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 7.5"(19cm)

Tetraploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £6.50

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

(Parker 1963) Spider variant with curly, greenish yellow flowers. An outstanding feature is the green throat radiating out onto the petals.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 6.5"(16cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £4.50

Green Spider

Green Spider

(Terry 1960) Greenish yellow flowers with long, narrow and slightly twisting petals. A classic spider.

Height: 32"(82cm). Flower: 7"(17cm)

Diploid Dormant Early season Midseason

Price: £4

Green Widow

Green Widow

(Temple 1980) Quite wide petaled for a spider, this green infused yellow flower has a vivid green throat. Blooms well when established.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 6.5"(16cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season

Price: £5

Harbour Blue

Harbor Blue

(Lake 1962) A violet purple spider with a large creamy green throat. An unusual and lovely colour but the downside is a reluctance to flower in some situations, so not recommended for beginners.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 6"(15cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £4.50

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

(Lambert1981) An extraordinary daylily flower shape. The sepals tightly curled up (or rolled up) from the sides, in contrast to the petals which in comparison are wide. The throat is green, radiating out to yellow, then a pinkish-burgundy.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

DiploidDormantEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £4

Ivelyn Brown

Ivelyn Brown

(Joiner 1973) Pretty cream self with a greenish throat.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

DiploidDormantMidseason

Price: £5

Jersey Spider

Jersey Spider

(Grovatt 1973) Vibrant golden-orange flowers of unusual form. A strong grower, with a long and productive bloom season.

Height: 46"(117cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £5

Lacy Marionette

Lacy Marionette

(Tarrant 1987) A bright yellow spider with a green throat and wavy ripples along the petal edges. Beautiful and unmistakable.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 7"(17cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £6

Lady Fingers

Lady Fingers

(Peck 1967) A deep chartreuse throat which fades into lighter yellow green petals and sepals with pale yellow edges. In warmer summers the petals may twist and the summer heat will enhance the fragrance. Plant this where you can lean into the border to smell it.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 6"(15cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £5

Lady Neva

Lady Neva

(Alexander - Moody 1970) A spectacular Unusual Form with huge spidery blooms held high above the foliage. Buff yellow with a rose eyezone extending out onto the twisting and curling flower segments.

Height: 42"(106cm). Flower: 9"(23cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £6

Lilting Lavendar

Lilting Lavender

(Childs 1973) An exquisite lilac lavender Unusual Form with a large soft yellow throat. The flower segments twist and curl most attractively. Airy and graceful, this is one of Andy´s all time favourites. Quickly sold out when last listed, in our 2002 catalogue.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £7

Lois Burns

Lois Burns

(Temple 1986) Graceful, yellow green spider with a strong green throat. Petals and sepals curl attractively and individual blooms often vary in this respect.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 8.5"(22cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season

Price: £5

Milady Greensleeves

Milady Greensleeves

(Lambert 1978) Delicate looking Unusual Form bicolour. Sepals are yellow-green and petals are pink with a green heart. Always in demand, so stocks are getting low.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £7

Miss Jessie

Miss Jessie

(Hardy1956) Orchid mauve and palest yellow bicolour with a lemon green throat, an ageless beauty.

Height: 40"(102cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £4.50

Moonlit Summerbird

Moonlit Summerbird

(King-Lamone 1997) A pale citrus yellow self with a green throat. An Unusual Form that has some scent.

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 5"(13cm)

DiploidDormantMidseason

Price: £10

Mountain Top Experience

Mountain Top Experience

(Temple 1988) A spectacular bicolour of pale mauve and lemon yellow with a purple, feathery, chevron eyezone. Slow to increase and rarely offered.

Height: 29"(74cm). Flower: 7.5"(18cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £8.50

Mynelle's Starfish

Mynelle's Starfish

(Haywood 1984) This massive creamy coloured flower is well named as it looks rather like a starfish in shape. An extraordinary daylily and in great demand.

Height: 20"(51cm). Flower: 10"(25cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Midseason

Price: £7.50

Open Hearth

Open Hearth

(Lambert 1976) Huge, eye catching flower in tones of coppery red and orange - a well named plant. You can almost feel the heat! Petals are flat open and spatulate.

Height: 26"(66cm). Flower: 9"(23cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £5

Orchid Corsage

Orchid Corsage

(Saxton 1975) An elegant, orchid lavender flower of Unusual Form. Strap like petals twist and curl attractively and make a welcome late season display. Very hardy.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 7.5"(19cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £6.50

Ostrich Plume

Ostrich Plume

(Fass 1962) The flower has a green throat that blends into the greenish yellow flower. The end of each petal and sepal curl under.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

DiploidDormantMidseason

Price: £6

Peacock Maiden

Peacock Maiden

(Carpenter.K. 1982)A huge, exotic, unusual form in rich purple with a large creamy white eyezone. Could stop traffic!

Height: 31"(79cm). Flower: 9.5"(24cm)

Diploid Evergreen Midseason

Price: £7.50

Pink Spider

Pink Spider

(Coe 1971) Fine lavender pink spider with white midribs and green throat. Flowers are much larger than the registered 4".

Height: 28"(71cm). Flower: 4"(10cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Midseason

Price: £5

Pink Super Spider

Pink Super Spider

(Carpenter 1982) A large pink flower, with a green throat that radiates out then blends with white midribs into the petals and sepals. The shape can vary, sometimes a triangle and other times more star shaped. Quite stunning!

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 10"(25cm)

DiploidSemi-evergreenMidseason

Price: £5

Prague Spring

Prague Spring

(Lambert 1985) An unusual and subtle blend of almond and mauve with a green throat. This spider variant is an Unusual Form and a crispate.

Height: 30"(76cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

DiploidDormantMidseason

Price: £6

Red Ribbons

Red Ribbons

(Lenington 1964) A tall, elegant, bright red spider variant with a yellow green throat. Winner of the Harris Olson Award for spider type daylilies in 1992.

Height: 42"(107cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £5.50

Rococo

Rococo

(Biery 1972) Pretty and distinctive, this light yellow spider has curling petals that seem larger than the registered 4".

Height: 20"(51cm). Flower: 4"(10cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £6.50

Ruby Spider

Ruby Spider

(Stamile 1992) A huge, gorgeous, rich ruby red flower with a wide yellow throat. Grows into a spectacular clump. Not a spider, as the name suggests, but an 'unusual form'.

Height: 34"(86cm). Flower: 9"(23cm)

Tetraploid Dormant Early season

Price: £7

Sammy

Sammy

(Lewis 1968) A massive, exotic looking spider which always attracts attention. A blend of pink, yellow and (allegedly) lavender hues, the overall effect is of salmon pink. Sounds outrageous but it works!

Height: "(84cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)+

Diploid Dormant Early season Midseason

Price: £6

Silver Quasar

Silver Quasar

(Reinke 1997) Has a lavender-wine flower with creamy white edges and a wine watermark above a yellow to green throat. Fragrant.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 6"(15cm)

DiploidDormantMidseason

Price: £7.50

Slapstick

Slapstick

(Hager 1990) A spider with attitude! Something about the way these bright yellow flowers are presented on lofty scapes makes this daylily quite a character.

Height: 45"(114cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Dormant Early season Midseason

Price: £5

Slender Lady

Slender Lady

(Crandall 1987) Creamy yellow with a cinnamon eyezone and a green throat. A parent of "Curly Cinnamon Windmill".

Height: 28"(74cm). Flower: 7"(13cm)

DiploidEvergreenEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £6

Spider Miracle

Spider Miracle

(Hendricks 1987) Greenish-yellow Unusual Form with curling petals and a strong green throat. Spectacular when established although does not flower profusely here.

Height: 32"(81cm). Flower: 8.5"(21cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £5

Stoplight

Stoplight

(Childs 1953) Bright red classic spider with a gold throat. Free flowering and increases well. Superb.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 7.5"(19cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason Late season

Price: £5

Swan Dance

Swan Dance

(Bryant 1988) Beautiful pale creamy yellow flowers of unusual form.

Height: 29"(74cm). Flower: 8"(20cm)

Diploid Dormant Midseason

Price: £6.50

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

(Russell 1945) An early example of a spider daylily, this one has relatively small orange-yellow flowers with darker eyezones.

Height: 24"(61cm). Flower: 4.5"(12cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season

Price: £5

Taruga

Taruga

(Stout 1933) Lemon yellow, spidery flowers with petals often pinched at the ends. Sold to us in error as "LADY FINGERS" and we have it on good authority that it is in fact "TARUGA", although we cannot be 100% sure particularly as it is a little shorter than registered. A pretty flower and vigorous grower.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 6"(15cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £2.50

Twist of Lemon

Twist of Lemon

(Brooks 1984) A pale lemon yellow flower with a green throat.

Height: 33"(84cm). Flower: 7"(13cm)

TetraploidDormantEarly seasonMidseason

Price: £5

Wind Frills

Wind Frills

(Tarrant 1978) This exotic looking, spidery, pink flower has attractive rippling along the petal edges. A most attractive addition to the Unusual Form class.

Height: 34"(86cm). Flower: 7"(18cm)

Diploid Evergreen Early season Midseason

Price: £6.50

Woodland Spider

Woodland Spider

(Simpers 1979) Pretty, soft greenish yellow flowers of Unusual Form. Petals and sepals curl and twist.

Height: 36"(91cm). Flower: 6"(15cm)

Diploid Semi evergreen Midseason

Price: £5

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