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
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Crestwood Gold x sdlg
Child plants: 24 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

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  • 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.
Plant Events from our members
BillAlleysDLs On July 15, 2015 Bloomed
christine2 On June 1, 2009 Obtained plant
christine2 On May 1, 2008 Obtained plant
tabbycat On July 12, 2022 Bloomed
Reblooming a few more flowers
tabbycat On May 9, 2022 Bloomed
1st blooms of 2022
tabbycat On July 20, 2021 Bloomed
tabbycat On May 25, 2021 Bloomed
About 34" tall & glowing med orange
tabbycat On May 7, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020
tabbycat On July 15, 2019 Bloomed
tabbycat On May 11, 2019 Bloomed
1st flower of 2019
SuperHappyCamper On October 21, 2021 Obtained plant
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