Daylily 'Ruffled Apricot'


Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruffled Apricot
Hybridized by Baker
Registered or introduced: 1972
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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 midseason (EM)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Color Patterns:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Palm Coast, Florida

Solsberry, Indiana

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Durham, Maine

Revere, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Harris, Minnesota

Hibbing, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Auburn, New Hampshire

Syracuse, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Huntington, West Virginia

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 26, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pink bitone with small yellow throat. ((Gertrude Smith Shell Pink) (Fashionette May Colvin))


On Feb 19, 2013, Smokie4215 from Maryville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A beautiful Daylily, I have it for two years now. I will be splitting it this spring into two or three plants. No re-blooms, but blooms for weeks. Maryville, TN


On Nov 28, 2010, temafilly from Oconomowoc, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I adore this bloom - big, a beautiful color and it's fragrant! Who could ask for more? I'm approaching 70 cultivars in my collection, and R.A. never fails to make me stop, stare at, and smell the blossoms. The pic on my have-list is of conjoined blooms plus one that happened to be open on the same scape (3-4-1 deal!) - and NO, that plant is not for trade.


On Jan 25, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Hardy here in Maine and I love the diamond dusting in it. Blooms in partial shade and might get muddy but is not destroyed in a heavy rain.


On Jan 27, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've grown Ruffled Apricot for 30 years,and have moved it three times. Its still doing well in Northern Florida.


On Apr 20, 2006, doucanoe from Harris, MN wrote:

Large, colorful blooms. Hasn't rebloomed yet, but I am in Z4 and this season will be my third wit this daylily


On Nov 6, 2005, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

1977 Richard C. Peck Memorial Award Winner


On Jul 29, 2004, gregfaithemily from Seymour, IN wrote:

This is a beautiful daylily! I was actually surprised at just how showy the blooms are.


On May 10, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Baker 1972, Deep apricot with lavender pink midribs; Ruffled; Large 7-inch blooms. 1982 Stout Silver Medal award.