Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Eight Miles High

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dec 25, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Eight Miles High' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Ludlow Lambertson. Ludlow and his wife, Rachel, hybridize daylilies at "Art Gallery Gardens" in Lake Helen, Florida. See their website at:

Eight Mile High is mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2009 AHS awards. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 11 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Eight Miles High') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Eight Miles High')
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dec 25, 2015 7:04 PM CST
I have this daylily for about 3 years. It is not a vigorous grower for me. After 3 years, there are only 4 fans. The flowers are never the deep intense purple for me and the white teeth hardly show. Also, it gives only a scant amount of scapes and flowers. Sorry for the negative opinion. Hope others will have a better growing experience with this daylily.

Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
Dec 26, 2015 4:08 AM CST
A few years back I acquired one spindly fan of 'Eight Miles High' on the Lilyauction. It struggled the first year, didn't bloom. It put up a scape with three blooms the second year. Third year, it put on another puny fan. It just wasn't growing well, so I moved it. It put on another fan and bloomed, but I don' t remember how many. This year it bloomed with about eight blooms and then immediately developed crown rot and died very quickly. In my opinion it is a very poor plant with beautiful blooms. A BIG disappointment for me!

Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Dec 26, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Eight Miles High has grown here since the first year it was introduced. In fact, that second picture that Becky posted was from my garden.

It seems to like it here, and some days will put on quite a show. If you look closely at that second picture, you will notice that it needed scape support to hold all those beautiful blooms that particular day.

I will keep it as long as it continues to bloom. It happens to be one of the parents of Clown Pants, so I feel it has earned a place here, and may have a whole lot more to show me.

Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Dec 26, 2015 9:41 AM CST
I have grown Eight Miles High for several years. I have found it to be very hardy in my zone 6b but inconsistent as far as the blooms go. Sometimes they are outstanding but there are a lot of ugly blooms. The color is consistent and the teeth are always there but there are spotty and misshapen blooms more than I like to see.

Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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Dec 27, 2015 10:47 PM CST
I purchased Eight Miles High in 2014 as a double fan. It produced 2 more fans in 2015. A great bloomer here. Some were poly blooms and very toothy!

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