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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Compelling Caribbean Coral™ Daylily Delights Gardeners


Continuous blooms from spring through fall add value to the landscape.

Light-years ahead of previous long-blooming daylilies, Garden Debut®’s new introduction Caribbean Coral™ Daylily delivers compelling flower color, long blooming season and disease resistance.  Plants in the Enjoy 24/7™ “the no work plant collection” share outstanding characteristics that appeal to gardeners, homeowners, landscape designers and contractors.

Flowers of Caribbean Coral™ Daylily are a glowing, captivating coral color sometimes described as a blend of orange overlain with raspberry pink, and anchored by a rich golden-yellow heart. Wide, overlapping petals with heavy substance have a gentle ruffling, which can range from piecrust ruffles to tightly crimped ruffles. The coral/light tomato red petals are gently recurved, creating a round form on medium size flowers.

This irresistibly compelling coral daylily is one of the Garden Debut® Tetraploid daylilies in the Enjoy 24/7™ series that features three seasons of continuous bloom on short plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. The series is named for the luscious, soft pink dawns and tropical island colors evoked by the Beach Boys’ classic song, Kokomo.

Caribbean Coral™ Daylily is a 2011 introduction in the Tetraploid series Enjoy 24/7™ “the no work plant collection” from Garden Debut® that features shorter plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. Flowering begins six to eight weeks earlier than standard daylilies and flowers develop even during cooler weather and cold spring nights, a big plus for retailers whose customers will be captivated by the colorful display on their springtime trips to local garden centers.  Blooming continues throughout the summer and fall until cut down by hard frost (as late as Thanksgiving in Zone 7).

What’s more, Caribbean Coral™ Daylily is resistant to Daylily Rust that blights previous long-blooming daylilies. Short, grassy foliage, clean shedding of old blooms, prolonged reblooming that extends the season, and rapid increase of divisions adds up to high customer demand. Compact plants with short flower scapes and foliage of this daylily eliminate blow-over in garden centers common to taller daylilies sold in gallon pots.    

The culmination of seven years of targeted plant modification by renowned daylily breeder and author Dr. Ted Petit of Le Petit Jardin, McIntosh, Fla., Garden Debut® is pleased to provide the green industry with superior plants through this new partnership. Caribbean Coral™ Daylily is available in summer 2011. Future introductions in this daylily collection will continue with enjoyable names derived from the Beach Boys hit, Kokomo, and the flowers will evoke a tropical feel of freedom and fun. 

Caribbean Coral™ Daylily, Hemerocallis ‘SPd 06-14’ PPAF
(2011 introduction of the Enjoy 24/7™ “the no work plant collection”)
Plant Category:
 Perennial
Mature Height:
18 inches, shorter plants won’t blow over in gallon pots
Mature Spread:
12 inches
Mature Form:
 Grass-like foliage, short mounds (like cushion mums)
Growth Rate:
Vigorous; rapid increase in landscape or garden quickly forming large plants
Disease Resistance:
 Very rust resistant, “No Work Plant Collection”
Sun Exposure:
 Full sun to partial shade
Soil Moisture:
 Wide range, tolerant of dry to damp soils
Soil Type:
 Loam, Sand, Clay, tolerant of all soil types 
pH Level:
 Wide range, tolerant of soil reaction
Flower Genetics:
 Tetraploid. More flowers with heavier substance, yet the series are shorter with narrow leaves that will not blow over in gallon nursery pots.
Intensity:
 Brightly colored red blooms
Flower Color:
Caribbean Coral™ Daylily flowers are a glowing coral color sometimes described as a blend of orange overlain with raspberry pink, and anchored by a rich golden-yellow heart. Wide, overlapping petals with heavy substance have a gentle ruffling, which can range from piecrust ruffles to tightly crimped ruffles. The coral/light tomato red petals are gently recurved, creating a round form on medium size flowers
Flower Size:
 4 inches
Bloom Time:
 Continuous bloom spring through summer.
 Starts blooming 6 to 8 weeks earlier than standard commercial varieties, blooms during spring retail rush.
Weather:
 Flowers even in cool weather and cold nights
Repeat bloomer:
 Good re-bloomer with multitude of flowers on well- branched scapes
Self-cleaning:
 Clean shedding of old blooms
Season:
 Flowers extremely early (with Azaleas and Redbud) and throughout   summer
Landscape Value:
 Improved of garden mainstay; popular perennial now fits into retail racks and has greater landscape application
Zones:
 5 – 9
Heredity:
 U.S., Dr. Ted Petit, McIntosh, FL
                                                           
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