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Daylily 'Carolyn Criswell'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Carolyn Criswell
Hybridized by Harris-Petree
Registered or introduced: 1977
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Junior Citation

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lancaster, Kentucky

Lebanon, Maine

Excelsior, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Keansburg, New Jersey

Uniontown, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Dickson, Tennessee

Conroe, Texas

Richardson, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Cathan, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 28, 2010, goldilocks0613 from Conroe, TX wrote:

This daylily is a real standout in the garden.
The yellow color just seems to grab you.


On Jun 16, 2009, dannynme from Richardson, TX wrote:

This beauty cannot be praised too highly. She blooms for us starting in early June and keeps right on going for months. She is said to have no fragrance but we've noticed a faint but sweet scent in the early mornings. The flowers come in masses. They're unstoppable! And more than hardy. We dug up 3 plants from our former home, plunked them unceremoniously into small pots and left them to fend for themselves under a shade tree for an entire season that year. The following spring we divided and planted them and have been rewarded annually with a show that takes our breath away.


On Jul 25, 2003, carolann from Auburn, NH wrote:

Carolyn Criswell - one of the garden's truest, steadiest perfomers!


On Jul 22, 2003, hollyberries from Dickson, TN wrote:

I love my daylilies. They bloom almost continuosly from late spring to early fall. They are also very low mantainence.


On Feb 1, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

4.5" blooms, Harris-Petree 1977