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
Ploidy: Tetraploid
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
Parentage: Crestwood Gold x sdlg
Child plants: 22 child plants

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The 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 DayliliesThe 2014 All Things Plants Top 25 Daylilies
April 5, 2014

It's Daylilies Week, and we're opening the special event with a special report on the most popular daylilies, as judged by our members. How do we compile this list, and which cultivars got the award? Read on to find out!

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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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Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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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: My Garden in Janesville, WIDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-4-14
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Location: IowaDate: 2016-08-05
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Location: Iowa
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-19
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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: Taken in my gardenDate: 2011-06-17
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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: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-09
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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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Date: 2011-10-21Photo Courtesy of Walnut Hill Gardens Used With Permission. Unaut
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-19-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-06-30
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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 (Northern KY - 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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Daylilies 50% off at Bluestone Perennials by frankrichards16 Sep 3, 2018 3:33 PM 5
July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
9th Daylily of the Day Poll (Closed) by beckygardener Oct 31, 2017 10:27 PM 34
July 2017 Blooms by cybersix Aug 5, 2017 2:26 PM 535
Are there any clear oranges out there? by Polymerous Jun 21, 2018 12:33 AM 51
What Did You Do In Your Daylily Garden Today? by bloominholes2fill Jun 19, 2019 6:16 AM 2,805
June 2017 Blooms by Altheabyanothername Aug 10, 2017 11:40 PM 645
May 2017 Blooms by Seedfork Jun 6, 2017 9:05 PM 458
Daylily Clump photos by Seedfork Sep 21, 2017 8:09 PM 354
Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2017 (CLOSED) by Char Jun 21, 2017 1:29 PM 1,015
The Southern Hemisphere bursts into bloom. by Gleni Aug 25, 2017 8:03 PM 1,026
Help with ID by dc0145a Aug 2, 2016 2:11 PM 10
Which daylilies are your best clump performers? by Cynthia59P Sep 16, 2016 6:42 PM 161
July blooms 2016 by Barbalee Aug 6, 2016 7:37 AM 902
daylily id rocket city? by happgarden Jun 24, 2016 7:38 AM 5
Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2016 (Closed) by Char Sep 22, 2016 5:19 AM 855
New Baby 2 by Kelli Jun 12, 2016 8:09 AM 5
New Baby by Kelli Jun 3, 2016 8:10 AM 6
June Blooms 2016 by JWWC Jul 1, 2016 12:06 PM 758
How many is too many? by Frillylily May 14, 2016 7:12 PM 115

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