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Additional Information
HydridizerRoberts (1976)
Bloom PeriodJune-July
Shipping SeasonMarch-October
Sun ExposureSun
Soil TypeAny with care
Height22.0 in.
Bloom Size5.0 in.
Highest AwardHonorable Mention
Zone Range3 to 9


* 5" bloom, 22" tall, Early-Mid Season, Dormant

"What is that variety way over there at the top of the hill?" We can't remember how many times we've heard that question about this stunningly bright amber orange beauty. Guaranteed to catch your eye.
Price $9.95 each, 3 for $27.95

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  • July 25, 2013 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Third Lake, IL — This is a stunner-such an orange that seems to glow!! I divided them last year so will enjoy the years to come with these beautys.
  • June 22, 2012 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    spartanburg, SC — great orange, very pretty, fast growing plant
  • June 12, 2012 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Chattanooga, TN — Gorgeous!

    This is one of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen in a daylily! Mine bloomed darker (and prettier) than the photo here. I wish it had bloomed more profusely and longer, but this is only its first year. I want to accent another part of my small garden with a second one.
  • May 24, 2011 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Theodore, AL — What a beautiful flower. Mine bloomed for the first time today (5/24) and I LOVE IT. It is exactly like the picture in the catalogue. Wish I had orded more than one (actually got Three or four huge fans) plant.
  • July 15, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Minneapolis , MN — Zone 4a. I planted Mauna Loa in a large patio pot last fall, and its first exuberant bloom popped today, July 15, 2010. Mauna Loa was what I chose as my gift daylily from Oakes, which I can't say enough good things about. This freebie was shipped with six large fans, and it now, in its first season, has six scapes holding 61 buds. The bloom is 5 1/2 inches.

    The color is darker than in the photo, more intense. All the colors of the mixed marigold pack I planted this year are in Mauna Loa. The throat is not distinctive, being only a little paler than the petals and sepals. The petals are slightly ruffled and have a "wire edge."
  • July 13, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Sioux Center, IA — I purchased and planted this one last fall and it has been absolutely wonderful! I like the color better than the photo - less dirty looking and closer to a neon orange with just a hint of coral. Very tropical. Seems to hold up well to full southern sun and Midwestern wind. Though it is not as prolific as some others I am definitely looking forward to it in the garden in the years to come.
  • August 2, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Conde, SD — If you love orange - this is the daylily for you. What a beauty!!!! Mine is in it's third season and the bloom period is a showstopper. I will need to divide it this year and can't wait to spread it around my yard.
  • July 20, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Erie, PA — This daylily will knock you over with its color. I can see it as I enter my yard - it's the first thing that catches my eye. All my neighbors have asked about it because they can see its stunning color from all their yards and they are so jealous! This is the first year for it in my garden; I can't wait till next year! Buy this plant - you will not be sorry!
  • June 28, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Columbia, MD — Planted this last September, and by June 25th it started to bloom. Holey moley -- what a color! A very rich coppery orange with a thin midrib of deep red. There is nothing else like it. I've got it in my "tropical" corner, backed by a dwarf Japanese maple (burgundy) and a very full wine-colored coleus (Merlot). Even better than I'd hoped for.
  • June 14, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Charlotte, NC — I planted 3 of these in the late spring last year. The folliage came up well, but there were no scapes. This year the plants have come up very well (I will have to divide at least one in the fall), and the scapes are loaded. The blooms are superb. Even lovelier than the posted picture. What a prize!
  • July 30, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Delaware, OH — First year growth and bloom were disappointing for me, but the second year was better. Mauna Loa is in its 3rd year of growth in my garden, and I must say, every time I rounded the corner of the garage, all I can say is WOW!!! This is a stunning plant, and such intense coloring. Partial shade seems to draw out even more color than I thought possible. Mauna Loa is a must have for every gardener. This is a sturdy plant.
  • July 6, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Crofton, MD — This is an outstanding daylily! It is completely saturated in the most vibrant orange. It's a commanding knockout!
  • January 18, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Goodlettsville, TN — I just bought this daylily last summer and, although it bloomed, there were not many; however, I expect more this season, as it matures. The color is amazing, very tropical looking and the blooms look larger than the 5". No problem is locating this beautiful, striking flower from across the year.
  • December 3, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Flushing, NY — A rich vibrant color that doesn't fade. Only wish it bloomed longer.
  • June 14, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Lamar, AR — This daylily is a crowd pleaser. It has such color and puts out so many blooms that everyday is a real treat. This is one of my favorites.
  • July 18, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Bridgeport, NY — This is the most gorgeous bright color in my garden. I have Mauna Loa planted in back of Miss Amelia and they look great together! The blooms are big and beautiful!!!!!
  • October 28, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 8
    Grapevine, TX — Truly lovely. I planted along with Stella d'Oro and Tennessee Vols. Mauna Loa blooms just before the Vols thus extending the blooming season. Good results 1st season. Hope it will bloom longer next season.
  • September 24, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    West Babylon, NY — All I can say is "stunningly beautiful!" The blooms were large and tropical - I only wish it was a re-bloomer! I could have enjoyed it all spring-summer-fall!
  • July 2, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Middleburgh, NY — Mauna Loa bloomed today for the first time in my new daylily bed. I planted my Beginner's Collection about a month ago, and already three varieties are blooming. This flower is such a gorgeous color ... when it first opens, it looks to be a deeper, more red, orange than in this photo, but as it fully opens and the day goes on, it appears to have lightened. At noon, it's an amazing orange, streaked and shaded with gold, with lovely ruffled edges. I'm so thrilled to have it in my yard!
  • June 27, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Chestertown, MD — This flower makes me feel like I'm on vacation somewhere tropical. Awesome color any where you put it. I grew mine in part shade with great results and the color held up better than in full sun.
  • August 6, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Owensboro, KY — Mauna Loa, the name of a Hawaiian volcano is as tropical looking as its name. It is one of the most vividly colored daylilies I've ever seen. Perfect to jazz up some dull area in you yard .
  • July 2, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Kannapolis, NC — Eye-catching! One of my favorites. Definitely stands out in the garden. Very tropical feel as its name indicates. A must have!
  • May 25, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Huntingdon Valley, PA — Unless you see up close the stunning colors and size of the blooms, a picture doesn't do this beauty justice. It is one of my favorites.
  • January 13, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    ottawa, IL — There are a lot of 10 ratings on this site but Mauna Loa truly is that beautiful. The tropical orange glows in my garden. Do whatever you can to encourage the vitality of the planting because Mauna Loa multiplies slowly.
  • October 24, 2003 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Knoxville, TN — The color on this page just doesn't do justice to Mauna Loa. It really stands out in the yard, I had to have a second one.
  • March 24, 2001 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 8
    Knoxville, TN — This is one of the most spectacular daylilies I've ever seen! Planted behind my pond, it almost eclipses the pond itself. Color is fantastic. It's now March 24, and Mauna Loa is well on it's way after a very hard winter.