Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Kirchhoff-D.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.25 inches
Bloom time: Early
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Edged
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: orange with red edge and red eyezone above yellow throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1998
JC: 1993

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Calistoga Sun x Cherry Eyed Pumpkin
Child plants: 17 child plants

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Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2017-10-29
the red eye only shines in the sun
Photo by bron
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-07-21
Always perfect blooms!
Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2017-10-29
There were 7 out together on thhis small clump.

Date: 2011-06-16
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2016-10-10
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia
Date: JUNE
BLOOM
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Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2015-12-28
Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2016-01-14
Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2015-11-30
Location: Currumbin Valley Qld Australia
Date: 2016-01-09
Photo by kimkats
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-07-30
Always looks good

Date: 2011-06-20
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2017-07-18
Photo by bron
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Photo by Frillylily
Photo by stilldew
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2016-10-23

Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Courtesy of Shaw's Sunshine Gardens
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Photo Courtesy of Fairyscape Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Perfect Perennials garden ; York, PA
Date: 2010-06-26

Photo Courtesy of Wood-Eden Daylilies & Cannas. Used with Permiss
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TROPICAL HEATWAVE
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia, Zone 8
Date: 2013-06-18
Closeup of buds, sepals and receptacles
Location: My garden in Southeast Virginia, Zone 8
Date: 2013-06-15
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