Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Jun 8, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'How Beautiful Heaven Must Be' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Carpenter-J..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2008
Honorable Mention: 2005

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'How Beautiful Heaven Must Be') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'How Beautiful Heaven Must Be')
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Butterflies Hibiscus Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Region: North Carolina Vegetable Grower
hillbilly
Jun 8, 2016 11:49 PM CST
It has always just been a fair performer for me here in zone 6.I have others in the same color class that are much better.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Jun 9, 2016 6:14 AM CST
This plant has a beautiful bloom. It is not a fast increaser in my climate. It blooms mid to late here which is nice. I have had it quite awhile and it is very difficult to set a pod on it but its pollen is good. Have not grown any of its seedlings and maybe I should. The flowers open up better after a warm night rather than a cold night. Flowers have an excellent substance and never melt in hot sun.
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Jun 9, 2016 9:31 AM CST
It is hardy here but in its full second year here it did not flower at all. I hope if does this (third full) year (but there is a deer eating daylily buds so who knows).
There are no scapes visible on it yet.
Maurice
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Jun 9, 2016 3:01 PM CST
'How Beautiful Heaven Must Be' is painfully slow to increase, can be pod-reluctant but the pollen is good. It doesn't hang up, doesn't water-spot, and bugs seem to leave it alone. It grows well for me, it just doesn't increase. It's is hard to capture its true beauty in a photo, I think.
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jun 9, 2016 3:10 PM CST
admmad said:It is hardy here but in its full second year here it did not flower at all. I hope if does this (third full) year (but there is a deer eating daylily buds so who knows).
There are no scapes visible on it yet.


I have had good success using Bobbex as a deer preventative. If you don't want to use Bobbex, using fine plastic mesh (black) draped over the plants can help save the buds. I used thin sticks near the plants to keep the mesh from tangling with the scapes.

It is so discouraging to have deer eat the buds Angry
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Jun 9, 2016 3:41 PM CST
touchofsky said:I have had good success using Bobbex as a deer preventative. If you don't want to use Bobbex, using fine plastic mesh (black) draped over the plants can help save the buds.


Thank you for the suggestions. Do you have a supplier for the fine plastic mesh?
Last year I used row cover material but I did not have enough to cover even half my daylilies. I have used some clear plastic this year but it traps rainwater and then the weight breaks the plants.

I may try Bobbex but it may be too costly to treat all the daylilies. These deer are also eating the leaves down to the ground and last year ate rhubarb plants down to the ground.
Maurice

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