Daylilies of North Carolina is the hybriding garden of Bobby Baxter that is at the forefront of the advanced development of polymerous daylilies. Located in Wake Forest, NC.

Bobby Baxter, 1620 Wait Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587           phone: (919 ) 624-5403          email:

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H. 'Reaching New Heights' a 2012 introduction by Bobby Baxter

H. 'Secret Agent Babe'

H. 'Secret Agent Babe' is nearly 100% polymerous with 7½" blooms. In the picture above the blooms are 9 inches!! Imagine how big that beast is that is hovering over all the "babes!" Big just keeps getting bigger at Daylilies of North Carolina where size matters, too!

Daylilies of North Carolina is the leading hybridizing garden on the planet for the advanced development of the polymerous form of Hemerocallis. We continue to march forward with unequaled diversity of size, color, form, substance, rebloom, and all desired characteristics of polymerous daylilies!!

In addition to leading the Polymerous Revolution, our tetraploid breeding continues reaching new heights with incredible clarity of color, vibrance, and form. We are proud of our daylilies and strive to create flowers worthy of your garden.

Why multiple images of our flowers?

Redefining Genetics

At Daylilies of North Carolina we are endeavoring to show multiple pictures of each flower on "individual cultivar pages." The picture above shows the cultivar page for H. 'Redefining Genetics' with 18 different images so that you can see the flower under different lighting, blooming, and environmental conditions. We do not want to post one "cover girl" picture that can misrepresent our flowers.

This website is a continuous work in progress and we started the individual cultivar pages with our own introductions. Please be patient as we continue the process by adding galleries of all the flowers growing at Daylilies of North Carolina.


H. 'Carolina Octopus'

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Carolina Octopus
Hemerocallis ‘Carolina Octopus’ (Baxter, 2002)

Hemerocallis ‘Carolina Octopus’ is a 2004 introduction that is over 65% polymerous.

H. 'Carolina Octopus' has become the most recognized and proven daylily in the advancement of high percentage poly-UF's and poly-spiders since it was introduced in 2004. In fact, H. 'Carolina Octopus' is listed in the top level parentage of seven high percentage polymerous registrations including H. 'Carolina Starfish', H. 'Counter-Terrorist', H. 'Fractured Symmetry', H. 'Moosa Pa Loosa', H. 'Redefining Genetics', H. 'Secret Agent Babe', and Don Herr's 2013 introduction H. 'Poly Want A Cracker'.

H. 'Carolina Octopus' begins blooming in the early season with huge 10 inch flowers on 28 inch scapes. I registered the polymerous nature of the plant at 65%, however, over the years it has reliably 80% in my garden. This dormant daylily is brilliant red with a chartreuse throat. Its foliage is thin but wait until you see those blooms.

H. 'Carolina Octopus' is spans registration classifications as not only is it polymerous, it is also a true spider with a ratio of 4.17:1. The parentage of this beauty is H. 'Starman's Fantasy' × H. 'Almost Paradise'. It is also both pod and pollen fertile and it the original flower that started me in the development of "eight-legged spiders."

H. 'Carolina Octopus' is one of my most in demand flowers and availability is always limited.

Double Fans... $55.00   

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