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Products > Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby'
 
Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby' - Dwarf Red Daylily
   
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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.  Information displayed on this page about  Hemerocallis 'Cranberry Baby' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.