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Daylily 'Eloquent Cay'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Eloquent Cay
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 2006
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Green

Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)



Awards (if applicable):

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

New Port Richey, Florida

Tupelo, Mississippi

Cut Bank, Montana

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 4, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybridizer intro notes:

(Shelter Cove x Spectral Elegance) 37 MRe. emo. fr. Ev. 6 x 3 x 2. 5-way branching (3 laterals + terminal Y) 35-40 buds. Every once in a while fortune smiles on a cross. Looking to make whites and pastels fancy, I was crossing SPECTRAL ELEGANCE onto a variety of the pastels when I spotted a single bloom of SHELTER COVE and thought wellmaybe From that single pod with about 5 seeds came ELOQUENT CAY.

Much taller than either parent ELOQUENT CAY is almost 40 tall. The flowers are a deeply sculpted bright melon gold with a deep green throat and occasional green gold edge. Like most melons it seems to get prettier as the sun plays on the flower to bring out the pink tones. Fertile both ways.