Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Double Firecracker'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Double Firecracker
Hybridized by Brown
Registered or introduced: 1978
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Flower Type:

Double

Bloom Color:

Red

Color Patterns:

Self

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)

Ploidy:

Diploid

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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New Port Richey, Florida

Durham, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Gladwin, Michigan

Howell, Michigan

Milford, Michigan

Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Freedom, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 12, 2008, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

First red double to survive here in Maine so far. Looking promising, bloomed both years but still is a baby.

Positive

On Oct 16, 2007, Mike_in_MI from Howell, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Have had this cultivar for several years now. I have been able to propagate from small plantlets that have developed on scapes several inches below the flowers. Never seen this before on daylilies. Love the deep red double flowers.

Positive

On Aug 16, 2007, greathorse from Gladwin, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

this DL blooms for weeks for me. a very good multiplier and a prolific bloomer.

Neutral

On Apr 26, 2006, sue_miller from Washington, DC wrote:

I ordered Double Firecracker last year -- my first daylilies -- and planted really healthy bareroot stock. They grew really well in large containers on my hot, sunny (much of the time) balcony. They looked exactly like the catalog/online picture except for one tiny detail -- they were a washed-out peach color, not a rich red. So disappointing, but I'm hoping this year they'll have some color....

Neutral

On Jan 22, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

5" double red blooms, 23" scapes.