Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: White Eyes Pink Dragon

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 14, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'White Eyes Pink Dragon' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2006 by James Gossard. More of his lovely creations can be found at Heavenly Gardens, located in Columbus Ohio. Check out his website:

You can read about his description of this cultivar on this web page:

According to the ATP database, this is a mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. AHS awards for this cultivar include: NRS: 2012, PC: 2012 L/W: 2014, Honorable Mention: 2010, Award of Merit: 2013. White Eyes Pink Dragon has 12 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'White Eyes Pink Dragon') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'White Eyes Pink Dragon')
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Sep 14, 2015 8:33 PM CST
My WHITE EYES PINK DRAGON arrived fairly late this spring and bloomed in July/August, and my blooms were a lot more pastel because of our summer heat. It's still in a pot, but I intend to plant it in the ground when our weather cools down next month. I think it is a gorgeous daylily, and I'm hoping it will bloom for me next spring so I can see the brighter colors. It seems very vigorous, and I absolutely love the look of it!

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Sep 14, 2015 8:55 PM CST
White Eyes Pink Dragon is new for me this year.
The plants look great but didn't bloom.
Will have info on it next spring.
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Sep 14, 2015 9:29 PM CST
WEPD bloomed in it's first season here in zone 6 and it was beautiful.It lived up to all the good things I had heard about it.I used it a lot as a pollen parent this season and can hardly wait to see the seedlings from HIGH WATER MARK and others from it.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Sep 14, 2015 10:34 PM CST
It's a new addition for me, too, so I can't add anything. Mine bloomed not long after planting, and was pretty, but it should be a real stunner next year! Can't wait!
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Sep 15, 2015 3:38 AM CST
I received mine a couple of weeks ago.
So, no flowers yet.

I'm sure it will be stunning next season, though! Lovey dubby


EDITED (4-24-2016):
My SF from last August increased to 3 fans during the Winter Lovey dubby
Looking forward to them flowering!!

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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Sep 15, 2015 7:09 AM CST
This daylily has gorgeous blooms each of them stops me in my tracks and every one of them looked great in my garden this year.
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Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
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Sep 15, 2015 8:37 AM CST
"White Eyes Pink Dragon" is fabulous in my zone 5a garden. Large watermark that really stand out in the garden. Hardy with nice foliage.

Easily fertile both ways, it passes on it's watermark. If you search the AHS database, you will find 9 "kids" .... search again with "White Eye Pink Dragon" and you will find 4 more.

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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Sep 15, 2015 9:04 AM CST
WEPD is a wonderful plant and a consistent performer. Each bloom looked like the other blooms. The only change was the color saturation and that was dependent on the morning temps (deep rosy pink). By the time I came home from work, it looked liked the hybridizer's picture. It was planted last fall and came through the winter without any setbacks and scape height was a little taller than registered. Long bloom period and pod and pollen fertile.

Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Sep 15, 2015 5:17 PM CST
WEPD has been a favorite for years. Blooms well above foliage, increase is good. Pollen fertile, no success at pods. Adds great color mid-late season!

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Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Sep 15, 2015 6:28 PM CST
I love, LOVE H. 'White Eyes Pink Dragon.' Its one of my top 10 favorites in my garden of over 500 cultivars! I also voted for it on the A & H ballot, as it is in the running for the 2015 Stout Medal. In 2012, it was new to the garden here and when I saw it at Jamie Gossard's garden at that year's convention, I wanted to yell, "Cha-ching" because I knew it would likely win a convention award because it was such an awesome clump, and then everyone would be clamoring to get it. Sure enough, it won the President's cup that year and has continued to win awards ever since. What an awesome clump it makes. I wrote about it in my latest blog. ( link below)
The first picture was taken in my garden and the second was taken at the hybridizer's garden when it won the President's Cup.
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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Sep 16, 2015 6:45 AM CST
I do not have this cultivator.... yet! I am reading the comments here and looking at where members are located. This daylily is beautiful! I have not had good luck with Jamie's plants but I think I will put this one on my wish list and give it a try!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Sep 16, 2015 6:50 AM CST
I don't have good luck with his plants either Claudia. I do have Heavenly Curls and it is slow to increase.
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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Apr 24, 2016 11:36 AM CST
I can't believe I missed this thread about one of my FAVORITE daylilies!!! Gossard is a very talented hybridizer but he hit it out of the ballpark with WHITE EYES PINK DRAGON. Not only does it have wonderful plant habits with tall, well-branched scapes and reliable northern instant rebloom, but it is an amazingly vigorous hard dormant as well. Although registered as a rose-pink, I find it tends to be more rose-violet colored in my garden, looking purple on cool mornings. Blooms are large and beautifully finished with a striking watermark, wonderfully fertile both ways and it is an excellent parent. Flowers are lightly fragrant too if you stick your nose in the blooms. This is an AWESOME daylily!

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