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Hemerocallis 'Earlybird Cardinal'
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Plant Type: Daylilies

EARLYBIRD CARDINAL™ produces 4” wide, watermelon red flowers with a pie crust edge and chartreuse throat.  It is documented to produce 6 or more fans per season compared to 2-3 fans produced on an average daylily. It also tends to produce more than one flower scape per fan, so the plants quickly grow to form a highly floriferous, robust clump.  This is a valuable trait for landscapers, retailers, and home gardeners alike who all enjoy a quick return on their investment.

This evergreen daylily has proven to be hardy in zones 4-9.  It may prove to be hardier after further testing.  Evergreen diploid.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Red shades

Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Poor soil, average, fertile

Characteristics & Attributes


Border plants, Container, Evergreen, Mass planting, Salt Tolerant, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Early summer, Midsummer, Late summer, Rebloomer

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant.


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests