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HEMEROCALLIS 'Autumn Carnival'

Image of Hemerocallis 'Autumn Carnival'

James Burghardt

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

HEMEROCALLIS 'Autumn Carnival'

Plant Common Name

Autumn Carnival Daylily, Daylily

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Bold, salmon-red and pale peach-salmon flowers with greenish yellow throats bedeck the Autumn Carnival daylily. This hybrid cultivar blooms in early to midsummer, and reblooms again several weeks later in very late summer or autumn. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. 'Autumn Carnival' was bred by North Carolinians Bill and Linda Gluck, and introduced in 2008.

This hybrid tetraploid produces 5-inch-wide (12 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each petal-like tepal has a yellow base that turns salmon-red farther out, and finally pastel peach-salmon at the edges. The tepals also may reflex or have slightly wavy edges. The scapes rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that persist through the winter months. Each blossom in the bud cluster opens in the morning, but shrivels up before being 24-hours old.

Daylilies are clump-forming and spread slowly via rhizomes. The blooms are commonly held in branched clusters on long leafless stems that stand above the foliage. All daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. Deciduous daylilies are the hardiest and survive in the coldest reaches of their range; however they may struggle in areas with mild winters. Evergreen types grow well in all but the most tropical regions but require protection where winters are harsh and cold. Their clumps spread over time and may need to be divided every three to four years. After plants bloom, it is wise to shear back their foliage to allow for a fresh flush of growth.

Enjoy this tried-and-true herbaceous ornamental in mixed beds and borders, containers and large mass plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Yellow Green, Salmon

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No