Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Stargate Portal

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 6, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

"Stargate Portal" is a dormant diploid introduced in 2000 by Elizabeth Shooter. Elizabeth, Faye, & John Shooter's Marietta Gardens in Marietta, North Carolina website:
http://mariettagardens.com/

Stargate Portal description on the Marietta Gardens website:
http://mariettagardens.com/Introdetail2.asp?Flowerno=14308

According to the ATP database, this is a mid-season to late bloomer with possible rebloom. AHS award for this cultivar: Honorable Mention: 2004. Stargate Portal has 22 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4837/

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stargate Portal')





Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! (I award an acorn for performance information posted on this thread.)

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stargate Portal')
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Sep 6, 2015 10:03 PM CST
Last year i purchased several fans of Stargate Portal so this was its 1st full year of growth in my garden. Its performance was lackluster and being such a small clump it did not reach anywhere near the listed scape height. The blooms were faded also. Starting this fall all my beds will undergo a fertilizer regimen and i feel it is lack of good soil prep and fertilizer that has caused this cultivar to perform so bad.
Only another year will tell and i am keeping this one until i have better success.
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Sep 7, 2015 4:15 AM CST

Thank You! Kevin!

This cultivar is on my going-to-order-list, but perhaps I need to wait for more reports from people who own it... Blinking


Mayo
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 7, 2015 6:09 AM CST
Stargate Portal does well for me except that increase is slow in my zone. I have had rebloom from it a few times and it is extremely fertile both ways. The color is always very vibrant and it never fades here. Stats are pretty true to the registration stats. I will check bud count later and add that stat.

My stats are not what this plant is registered at. Scape ht is 34" in my garden with 2 to 3 way branching and l0 to 12 buds.
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Sep 7, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Mayo i think in my case it was lack of fertilizer and size of start. The farm where i got it is only 4 miles away and it was beautiful and much darker with the big clump they had there. Definitely worth waiting for more reviews on this one.
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caitlinsgarden
Sep 7, 2015 3:41 PM CST
I have grown this one for years, and it is a real beauty. The color will fade at the end of the day, but what daylily doesn't. Mine is really in need of dividing, but it still blooms nicely. zone 4B Iowa.
Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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value4dollars
Sep 8, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Just planted my Stargate Portal early Spring. So far, no bloom. To the positive, it has so far survived our terrible heat and humidity here in gulf-coast Texas.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Sep 8, 2015 9:02 PM CST
I have grown Stargate Portal for about 5 years. The scape height is 30-35 inches and bud count is more like 15. I have used it for hybridizing and have a few interesting seedlings. It is very pod and pollen fertile and can create about any form of flower depending on what you cross it with. It will have a long time home in our garden and we will also continue to use it for hybridizing. It is slow to increase but so many of our daylilies are slow to increase. I am sure they need more water and fertilizer and less extreme summer heat. Stargate Portal is reliable to bloom with multiple scapes each year.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Sep 8, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Debby - I must have accidentally hit the acorn tip twice! You lucked out and got 2 acorns instead of 1. Thanks for posting!

Ashton - I hope we get to see some of the seedlings you are creating from this parent! Thumbs up
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