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HEMEROCALLIS 'Camel Caravan'
Camel Caravan Daylily, Daylily
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Grapefruit-size blossoms with ruffled edges and colors suggesting a scene with a camel and Magi king may be imaginatively accurate in describing the Camel Caravan daylily. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. In early to midsummer, the hybrid tetraploid ‘Camel Caravan’ produces clusters of extremely fragrant flowers atop a tall stem called a scape. The six ruffled-edge, round, petal-like tepals are bright yellow. However, a bronzy rose-brown overcast marks at least three tepals to make the flower look bicolored and extra ornate. Flowers open during the day and rise from clumps of strappy green leaves that die away with fall frosts. Each fragrant blossom in the bud cluster lasts no more than 24 hours before shriveling up. 'Camel Caravan' was bred by Steve Moldovan and introduced in 1994.
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.
10 - 2
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Yellow, Rose, Bronze, Brown
Green, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border
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