Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Cosmic Kaleidoscope

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Nov 9, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Cosmic Kaleidoscope' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 2006 by Jack Carpenter. Jack owned and operated The Lily Farm until he sold it to his nephew, Mark, in 2010. Story can be found here: http://lilyfarm.com/changinghands.html

More information about Jack Carpenter can be found in this thread started by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jack Carpenter" in Daylilies forum

Cosmic Kaleidoscope is a mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 2011 and Award of Merit: 2014. It is pollen fertile and currently has 7 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/43990/

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cosmic Kaleidoscope') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cosmic Kaleidoscope')
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Nov 10, 2015 5:22 AM CST
I grow it and actually have two small clumps. It grows well, sets seed, and proliferates.
Overcast photo:

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Full-sun photo:

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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Nov 10, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Excellent photos Judy!

I've had COSMIC KALEIDOSCOPE for a couple years now. It took 2 seasons to get going but really hit its stride this year. I have it growing in the ground and it get's little special attention. I was nervous with the first winter but it came back and multiplied like a champ. This one regularly will also have proliferations on the scape.

For me it blooms pretty close to the registered specs though I can't say that I really ever measured or counted. It is fertile both ways in my hands. I also have the conversion of this plant and that too grows really well and blooms pretty reliably.
Name: Ford Stinson
Bossier City, La (Zone 8b)
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fstins1
Nov 10, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Great all around patterned DIP. I have had it for several years, easily fertile and produces a bunch of great seedling flowers. Also as mentioned almost every scape puts out proliferations.
Thanks
Ford
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Ahead
Nov 10, 2015 10:33 AM CST
CK was lovely here...the strong emphasis on was.
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My fault most likely. I lost it when I divided it and gave some to a friend. I grew three seedlings out of it.


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I lost the bottom seedling when it heaved in the spring. My fault again. I still have unbloomed seedlings from this third seedling combined with ALMIRA BUFFALO BONE JACKSON. The top seedling is being evaluated for possible introduction.

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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Seed Starter Annuals Region: Indiana
Region: United States of America Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
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JWWC
Nov 10, 2015 10:37 AM CST
That middle one is quite interesting.
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Ahead
Nov 10, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Thanks James,

I have seeds from it if you are interested. The cross was EMERALD STARBURST X CK, and all three seedlings came from the same pod....which is quite amazing considering how different they are.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Nov 10, 2015 7:29 PM CST
I planted Cosmic Kaleidoscope in 2014 and it did not survive to 2015.
It did bloom and I liked it so much that I created more than 1000 seeds with it's pollen.
I will have to consider whether I give it another try.
The problem is that a $35 plant only growing one year is an expensive annual.
I bought Texas Kaleidoscope on the same order and it also died. So I really bought $60 of annuals.
Hopefully a couple thousand seedlings make something worthwhile.

Terry
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Nov 10, 2015 8:15 PM CST
I have grown Cosmic Kaleidoscope since 2011. I have not had any hardiness issues with it in my zone 4 conditions. I do not recall any proliferations on it here.
Maurice

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