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Products > Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby'
 
Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby' - Dwarf Red Daylily
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Liliaceae (Lilies)
Origin: China (Asia)
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby' (Dwarf Red Daylily) - A deciduous freely-clumping variety that grows to 1 foot tall with 2 inch wide cranberry-red colored blossoms with ruffled petals and a dark eye. Early mid-season bloom / reblooms. Hybridized by Croker in 1984. Plant in full sun to light shade. Although tough enough to handle minimal irrigation, plants look better and bloom far more when given a regular watering. It is tolerant of most soils and temperatures down well below 0 F. The flowers are edible and tasty and contain considerable amounts of vitamins A and C, plus some protein. Added to salads they add color and flavor. The different cultivars have widely different flavors and, in general, the lighter colored flowers tend to taste better. Care should be exercised to noteat flowers of any plant that may have been sprayed with pesticides. People with plant allergies should check with their physician before eating daylilies. Hemerocallis comes from two Greek words meaning ''beauty'' and ''day,'' referring to the fact that each flower lasts only a day.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby'.