You won’t go wrong with the gorgeous, eye-catching blooms of the Rocket City Daylily from the Southern Living Plant Collection! An early summer bloomer, the Rocket City sends up phenomenal orange, yellow, and red trumpet blooms that are sure to draw attention. Additionally, these heat-fast blooms won’t fade in the sun, and will continuously rebloom from early to mid-summer. Trim off old blooms to facilitate the formation of new ones.
The Rocket City Daylily features bright green foliage strands that emerge in spring with the return of warm weather. This foliage creates fantastic texture contrasts in a landscape and remains attractive until the first frost of the year. Afterward, this deciduous perennial dies back down to the ground and remains dormant until the return of spring.
Try this Tetraploid Daylily in a container, perennial bed, mass planting, or border. Many daylily enthusiasts mix early to mid-summer blooming daylilies with mid to late-summer blooming daylilies as well as late-summer to early fall-blooming varieties. This allows for your daylily bed to stay dynamic and full of colorful blooms all season long! Check out some ideas on Daylily garden design from Enchanted Gardens Design.
Rocket City Daylily Care
The Rocket City is relatively pest free, as well as disease resistant, and is known for its ease of care.
Plant in full to partial sun, in well-draining garden soil. In addition, this perennial is not particularly picky when it comes to soil pH. Fertilizing Daylilies is largely unnecessary, as they are light feeders. Consequently, you may want to supplement your soil with a couple inches of compost every year. This will provide steady food for these beauties to spread and bloom.
This Hemerocallis requires an average amount of water for its foliage to remain healthy and vibrant. However, it can tolerate occasional dry spells.
It has proven itself to be rabbit resistant, while also attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with its fierce coloration.
Spacing Your Rocket City Daylily
For a seamless planting, plant your Rocket City Daylily 1-1.5 feet apart from plant center to plant center. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24-28 inches apart.