Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Magic Carpet Ride

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jun 17, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Magic Carpet Ride' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1992 by David Kirchhoff. David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss daylilies are sold through:

Magic Carpet Ride is an early to mid-season extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1996
and Award of Merit: 1999. It is pod and pollen fertile with 9 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Magic Carpet Ride') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Magic Carpet Ride')
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
Jun 17, 2016 6:30 PM CST
Magic Carpet Ride performs very well for me in my Coastal South Carolina garden. I have had this plant for several years now and is very eye catching. It increases very well. It is also one that everyone wants "a piece of". I have been happy to share it many times. I haven't had any problems with rust with this Daylily either. I simply love it!
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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
Region: North Carolina Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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Jun 18, 2016 5:38 AM CST
I agree with Suga. Magic Carpet Ride does great in the Piedmont area of NC. It usually blooms for several weeks.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
Jun 18, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Oh my gosh here i go. Have owned MCR for past seven years and have divided at least twice. Last time was last year into newly prepared bed in all sun location. I now have 2 medium size clumps. My maximum scape height is 28". I have 25 scapes total between the two clumps. Two way branching and 25 scapes x 6 buds whaaaat = 150 blooms?
If you love reds you have got to grow this one for sure. It loves northern Indiana and i love it. I just hope it starts blooming before my six clumps of Mango Time in front of it is done. Don't put off adding this one if do not already own it. Its a beautiful red that always performs above and beyond for me.
I simply cannot believe i do not have a pic to upload so i will just have take a pic later of the entire new bed in bloom.

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