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As a comment about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Miss Sunshine'), Polymerous wrote:

Please be aware that in 2015 (if not earlier), Secret Garden Growers has been selling a daylily online using this same name, but it is not the same plant. According to their webpage, their plant is a "selection" of 'Stella de Oro'.

I have contacted them and explained the problem to them (that there is a formally registered daylily plant with that name, and their plant does not appear to be that one). Hopefully they will figure out what their plant really is, and stop selling it under this name. (I pointed them to the ATP database's list of child plants for 'Stella de Oro'... maybe their plant is one of those, misnamed...)

Oct 22, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Not sure why you singled us out to reprimand or even who you are...but here is what I know: I did not name this Hemerocallis. This selection is well known on the west coast as the plant 'Little Miss Sunshine'. A simple internet search reveals that many nurseries are selling the same plant with the same name. It was introduced by a large California wholesale nursery, Suncrest, in 1995 and this is where I obtained the stock we have been selling for the past 18 years. According to Suncrest the plant came from seed collected from 'Stella d'Oro' by plantsman Bill Teague (now deceased and unable to defend his discovery). It is doubtful that this name was registered with the Hemerocallis Society but it has been in the literature much preceding the 2010 introduction of another plant with the same name, hence the confusion. There are far too many growers offering the original, presumably unregistered 'Little Miss Sunshine' to undo the 20 year history and popularity this plant has achieved. Perhaps following the 'later' Little Miss Sunshine with (Wilkie) to distinguish it from the prior would be helpful in this case.

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