Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Rocket City') in the Daylilies Database

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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hardy
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1967
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 5.0
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: Bittersweet Orange with Burnt Orange eyezone
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1970

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Crestwood Gold x sdlg
Child plants: 23 child plants

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This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2012-06-04
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-19
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Location: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-07-04
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Date: 2011-05-29
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Location: Taken in my gardenDate: 2011-06-17
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2010-06-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-4-14
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Location: IowaDate: 2016-08-05
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Location: Taken in my gardenDate: 2011-06-25I live in Huntsville AL, how could I not have this one?
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2012-07-20
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Location: Lexington, KYDate: 2014-06-24
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-12-2015
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2017-06-07
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: Jul 26, 2011 3:31 PM
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2008-07-06
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2008-07-06
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Date: 2010-09-24Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Date: 2008-06-20Posted with permission and photographed by Marifrances Hiltz http
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Date: 1999-07-01Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Date: 2002-08-16Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 4:03 PM

An oldie but goodie in my garden. I have two large clumps which put out lots of bloom each July.

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:02 AM

Tawny orange with a deeper, burnt orange eye. This good, robust grower is always a bright and showy border performer.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 16, 2011 11:09 PM

I grew 'Rocket City' in my garden years ago. I remember that it increased like gangbusters! A taller bright orange with a darker eye. It had such vigor that I couldn't keep it under control and because it increased so fast, I got rid of it.

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Posted by Cayuga (Massachusetts - Zone 6a) on Jan 27, 2018 8:46 AM

Love this daylily. Very hardy, beautiful blooms. Great accompaniment to the yellow Mount Zion, they make a great duo.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 11:10 AM

I got 2 plants April 2017 in a "rebloomer" pkg. from Gilbert Wild & Son. They bloomed all of May and now into June. What a sight to behold these tall orange beauties.They got over 36" tall with 5" flowers that seem to glow. They have strong scapes that hold upright through wind and rain. In one year they have doubled to 4 plants, so I'll have a nice clump in a couple of years.

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