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: 25 child plants

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Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2019-06-19
Big, beautiful blooms on a healthy, solid plant.
Location: Poland
Date: 2022-07-08
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-19
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2023-07-29
Rocket City and Carpenter Bee
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2012-06-04

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Location: Iowa
Date: 2020-07-13
Location: Naperville, IL
Date: July 2020
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2020-07-08
Location: Poland
Date: 2023-06-29
The best orange daylily in my garden :)
Location: Chatham, VA
Date: 07/09/2023
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 4, 2021
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-04
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Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 15, 2022

Date: 2011-05-29
Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2011-06-17
Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2011-06-17
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-07-17
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Location: Iowa
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: June 2012
Location: Iowa
Date: 2016-08-05
Location: Bucks County, PA
Date: 2022-07-12
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2017-07-10
Location: Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2021-07-21
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 24, 2019
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Date: 2010-09-24
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Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-23
"Hemerocallis 'Rocket City', 2017, Orange [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-K
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-23
"Hemerocallis 'Rocket City', 2017, Orange [Daylily], hem-ur -oh-K
Location: Milford, New Hampshire
Date: 2023-07-07
photo by:  Rob Duval
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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-07-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-4-14
Location: Taken in my garden
Date: 2011-06-25
I live in Huntsville AL, how could I not have this one?
Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 2015-07-09
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-19
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Location: Mason, NH
Date: 2021-06-19
Photo credit: Rob Duval

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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2012-07-20
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Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2010-06-11
Location: Iowa
Date: 2020-07-13
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 10, 2021
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-19
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-24
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-06-22
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-06-09
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Uploaded by pinkiris
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2017-06-05
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Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-23

photo credit: Paul Paradis
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: May 30, 2017
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-06-07
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 7-12-2015
Location: little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Date: 2013
Rocket city grown with bee balm in afternoon shade

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Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-4-2014
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-14
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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-06-20

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-06-30

Date: 2011-05-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-19-11

Date: 2007
photo by Ulf Eliasson

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Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: My Garden Zone 6a
Date: 2005-07-19
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2015-07-09
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2015-07-09
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2014-07-16
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Date: 2011-10-21
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Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-07-24

Date: 2008-06-20
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Date: 2002-08-16
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Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 7-12-2015
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: Jul 26, 2011 3:31 PM
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Location: Mason, NH
Date: 2021-06-23
Photo credit: Rob Duval

Date: 1999-07-01
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Location: Enid, Oklahoma
Date: 2013-07-02
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2008-07-06
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2008-07-06
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-12
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Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 11:10 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Dec 16, 2011 11:09 PM concerning plant:
    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.

  • Posted by Cayuga (Massachusetts - Zone 6a) on Jan 27, 2018 8:46 AM concerning plant:
    Love this daylily. Very hardy, beautiful blooms. Great accompaniment to the yellow Mount Zion, they make a great duo.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 4:03 PM concerning plant:
    An oldie but goodie in my garden. I have two large clumps which put out lots of bloom each July.
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 7:02 AM concerning plant:
    Tawny orange with a deeper, burnt orange eye. This good, robust grower is always a bright and showy border performer.
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