Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Magic Carpet Ride'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Magic Carpet Ride
Hybridized by Kirchhoff
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:

Single

Bloom Color:

Red

Orange

Red-Orange

Color Patterns:

Self

Watermark

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Evergreen (ev.)

Ploidy:

Tetraploid

Awards (if applicable):

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

Plant City, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Wray, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Excelsior, Minnesota

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Auburn, New Hampshire

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Felicity, Ohio

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 28, 2014, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Mandarin red with coral orange red watermark above yellow to yellow green throat.
(((Bittersweet Holiday Regal Flame) (Study in Scarlet (Grand Opera Amadeus)))

Positive

On May 4, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This daylily has done well in our garden. Moderate multiplier. In real life it is an orangey red, whith a pale orange watermark.

Positive

On Oct 19, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:

MAGIC CARPET RIDE is a gorgeous, wide-petaled watermarked daylily. The substance is good, it holds well for a red in full sun, though benefits from midafternoon-sunset shade. As you can see from my photo, it suffers thrips damage (the white marks on the right side petal). I don't use pesticides unless I have to so I just live with this disfiguration.

The plant is sturdy, give it room. It doesn't multiply fast for me -- but that may have been due to poor soil. We'll see what happens here at the new place, where it's planted on old pasture with the water table closer to the surface.