El Desperado

$39.99 each, 3 for $99.99

4.55 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)
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*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.

 

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2 to 8

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4.55 out of 5 stars

11 reviews

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  1. Beyond My Expectations

    C Jeffrey Mc Lean (verified owner)

    I received several large clusters of El Desperado, and they bloomed a bit earlier than I anticipated. Their color was remarkably bright, and the contrast of purple and yellow was beyond my expectations. I planted them in two very different locations, and both plantings did very well. I just came onto the site to purchase more of this remarkable daylily. It was a real winner in my Zone 7a garden—with morning light in one spot and with afternoon light in another.

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  2. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Strong Bloomer

    Pixie Senesac

    El Desperado is one of the most eye-catching daylilies in my garden. Once it starts blooming, it is covered in flowers for about 3 weeks, then slows down, but here in upstate NY (zone 5) it was still blooming in mid-August. I will be planting more.

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  3. One person found this helpful

    Still waiting

    William R Martin

    Planted for first time in 2020. I never bloomed once. Bush is healthy and attractive foliage. First blooms are getting ready to open in May of second year. We will see.

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  4. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    El Desperado

    V. Engel

    Flawless beauty

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    Sara Long

    El Desperado is a strong late bloomer that receives many compliments in my garden. Very beautiful!

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  6. One person found this helpful

    Lovely but not a 5 in my book.

    Cydney

    What is your hardiness zone? Zone 4

    El Desperado has been in my garden for 2 years now, I have been disappointed in the color. Mine is not nearly as yellow as pictured. Perhaps the color will change over time. I do love the very delicate scent it has however.

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  7. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Stunning

    Loretta (verified owner)

    What is your hardiness zone? Zone 7

    Fourth of July weekend, and this first-year beauty just bloomed. It is stunning! The blooms are huge, with near-purple eyezones and a thin ribbon of purple ruffle around the age. Just gorgeous. I can’t believe how many blooms it already has. Can’t wait until it is a little more established and has as many blooms as other reviewers are mentioning! Well worth the price.

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  8. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Hermitage, PA

    2nd year in my garden and blooming like crazy! beautiful large flowers and lots of them,quite showey! Can’t go wrong with this one.

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  9. One person found this helpful

    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.

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  10. One person found this helpful

    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!

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  11. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    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!

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  12. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    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!

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