Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Joiner
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom size: 7.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bud Count: 16-20
Branching: 3-way
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: Pompeian red with ginger watermark and yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2010
Honorable Mention: 2007

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: sdlg x Ruby Spider
Child plants: 26 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Uploaded by Johanvanheusden

Date: 2015-07-31
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2012-06-25
Location: Vermont
Date: 2012-07-22
Uploaded by Avedon
Location: Vermont
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Vermont
Date: 2020-07-13
Uploaded by annred97
Location: Vermont
Date: 2022-07-20
Location: Vermont
Date: 2022-07-12
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-07-23
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Region 14 Fall regional 2011 Huntsville, AL
Date: 2011-06-18
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 6/8/23
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: June 2021

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2022-06-04
Love the stunning watermark and rich color!
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC

Date: 2011-07-11
Location: My garden
Date: 2021-07-24
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-06-12
Uploaded by Ladylovingdove
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-24
The flowers look great every time!  They really are that bright t

Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2021-07-04
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-06
This is the first bloom on a first year plant--measure 8+1/2 inch
Location: Vermont
Date: 2021-07-20
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-24
This daylily really does look this beautiful every time!  It's a
Location: Southern Michigan
Location: Villa Park, IL
Date: 2021-07-12
Location: Vermont
Date: 2017-07-21
Location: Koeln,  Germany
Date: 2013
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2016-07-15
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2020-07-28
Location: central New Hampshire
Date: 2016-07-08
my garden, zone 4b New Hampshire
Uploaded by stilldew
Uploaded by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Vermont
Date: 2019-08-06
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-28
Very vivid colors on this daylily!  Very nice to have and with bi
Uploaded by mattsmom
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2012-06-22

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by mattsmom
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-06-27
Location: Region 14 Fall regional 2011 Huntsville, AL
Date: 2011-06-18
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 24, 2022
LFO
Location: Vermont
Date: 2023-07-25
Location: Waynesboro MS
Date: 2006-02-10
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2022-06-30

Date: 2022-07-03
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2022
Uploaded by stilldew

Date: 2011-09-05
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-21
I love this daylily.  One of the best!
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: 2012-06-22
Uploaded by Pat236
Uploaded by Betja
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2016-07-05
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2010-06-27
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2006-06-16

Photo Courtesy of Earlybird Daylilies. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: southern KY
Date: 6/25/2019
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-21
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: white lake, Michigan
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2017-06-26

Date: 2005-06-04
Posted with permission and photographed by Robin Nichols http://w
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2005-06-14
Posted with permission and photographed by Robin Nichols http://w
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2017-06-29
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-10
Wispy Rays
Location: My garden
Date: JULY-11-2016
Location: kitchener
Date: 2017-07-24
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-10
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-06
This is the first bloom on a one year old plant--measure 8+1/2 in
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-24
The size of the bloom is nice and big; it's next to Woodside Roma
Location: My garden
Date: July-20-2015
Uploaded by mattsmom
Uploaded by Pat236
Uploaded by jdseely1
Location: Vermont
Date: 2016-07-22
Location: Jones OK,
Date: 2016-06-24
Wispy Rays
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2008-07-01
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2010-06-29
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Fairyscape Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2017-06-19
Uploaded by stilldew
Location: Vermont
Date: 2013-07-14

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

Date: 2022-07-04
Location: home
Date: 2014-06-06
A one year old plant, first bloom.  Doesn't show any recurve at a
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2019-06-08
Location: Vermont
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: white lake, Michigan
Date: 2017-07-07
Uploaded by Betja
Uploaded by Betja
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2007-06-11

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Comments:
  • Posted by mattsmom (WI) on Sep 29, 2011 10:44 PM concerning plant:
    Huge, eyecatching bloom. Hardy, moderate increase here in my zone 4a garden.
Plant Events from our members
Pat236 On June 4, 2024 Bloomed
First bloom of the season on plants in the side bed. It is taller than it has ever been.
Pat236 On May 25, 2023 Bloomed
Plant from Indian Camp Daylilies was small, but it has bloomed twice.
Pat236 On April 15, 2023 Obtained plant
Received a double fan from Indian Camp. Planted in the back bed flats.
Pat236 On April 13, 2022 Obtained plant
Received a double fan from Pat Ball. Planted in the side bed next to Blue Rondo.
Pat236 On June 6, 2021 Bloomed
First bloom of the season on plants in the side bed.
Pat236 On April 8, 2021 Obtained plant
Received a small double fan from Hem Haven Daylilies. Pot planted for now.
Pat236 On June 1, 2020 Bloomed
First bloom of the season.
Pat236 On May 30, 2019 Bloomed
First bloom of the season on plants in the side bed.
Pat236 On June 7, 2017 Bloomed
I got blooms in both beds on this one. Plants from Dancing Daylilies bloomed for the first time this season. This is the second season blooms for the Carolina Belle plants. The Carolina Belle plants were received in 2016. The Dancing Daylily plants were received in 2015.
Pat236 On June 11, 2016 Bloomed
Second bloom...big but low in the foliage. These blooms are from the Carolina Belle plants.
Pat236 On October 22, 2015 Obtained plant
Received plant from Dancing Daylilies.
GaNinFl On April 30, 2017 Bloomed
FFE in my garden and its first of 2017 Season
carpathiangirl On April 16, 2020 Obtained plant
from Laura
SunriseSide On April 13, 2023 Obtained plant
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