Caribbean Coral Daylily

Caribbean Coral DaylilyVirtues: A quick-growing, vigorous, adaptable daylily with a compact size and shape. Bloom begins early, starting in spring and lasting through the summer to the first hard frost. Vivid flower color in warm, tropical tones, with ruffly petals. Eye-catching all summer long. Resists daylily rust.

Common name: Caribbean Coral Daylily

Botanical name: Hemerocallis Caribbean Coral

Flowers: Glowing, deep coral color, with a vivid gold center. Petals are overlapping and broad; they curve back and have ruffled edges. Flower is about 4 inches across. Flowers appear on branched stalks.

Foliage: Long, narrow, softly curving leaves.

Habit: Mounding perennial to 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Season: Spring through summer, into autumn—for flowers.

Origin: Bred by Dr. Ted Petit of Le Petit Jardin, MacIntosh, Fla., as part of a series of compact, easy-to-grow, long-blooming daylilies in colors inspired by the Beach Boys song “Kokomo.” (Other daylilies in the “Enjoy 24/7” line include Bermuda Peach, Key Largo Moon and Jamaica Sunrise).

Cultivation: Grow in full sun to part shade. Tolerates dry to damp soils of any type (sand, loam, clay) and pH. Flowers shed cleanly; no deadheading required. To find a list of independent garden centers that carry this daylily and others in the Enjoy 24/7 series, visit http://gardendebut.com/retailers.htm, where you can search by state.

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6 thoughts on “Caribbean Coral Daylily

  1. This daylily sounds gorgeous. Trouble is, the voles will think it’s gorgeous, too, so I will have to forgo it. I remember the year I planted 100 daylilies, each a different variety. By the end of the summer, two were left, and I discovered they had no bulb–just the stalk was left. Gloucester County, Virginia is one of the most vole-infested places anywhere.

      • Unfortunately, don’t bet on it. I have 2 cats, and they go after the voles (when they come up out of their little tunnels in the ground), but I also have a neverending problem with those rascals. They don’t seem to bother my daylilies, but they ate every one of the tulip bulbs that I planted the first year I moved into my house.

    • Have you tried planting daffodils with the daylilies and tulips? I also have a vole (and chipmunk, rabbit, and squirrel) problem and they have eaten all the hyacinths and tulips that are not planted with daffodils or alliums. I haven’t had a problem with them eating the daylilies, maybe because there were hyacinths and tulips.

      • I have tulips that came up quite well this year primarily those that are planted with the Peonies. I am guessing the root system on the peonies is so thick that the moles cannot get at the tulip bulbs in that section.

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