Hi Becky and everyone, I am very curious as to why this was called a "bi-color" in the first post? It most definitely is not a bi-color, but a light ( creamsicle orange color in this area) orange self. I gave the last few fans of this to a family member back in the spring who is just starting a daylily garden. It had grown here since the late 90's, having arrived in an order from the Joiners back then. I've seen ORANGE VELVET grow taller than the 30" registered height in conditions of ample water and full sun. One year in Betty Jean Crichton's yard ( open garden at Region 3 meeting held in Baltimore) her clump had to have scapes that were 46-48" tall. My clump here never looked quite that good but it was always a reliable performer here with decent bud count and large blooms. Blooms were always about the 6.5" registered size. This plant seems very happy in zone 7 or even 6. I've seen it growing in many gardens here in Region 3, and in other gardens across the country.
Here were a few images taken here in the garden.
Another great plant for those beginning their journey with daylilies!