Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: So Lovely

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Sep 5, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'So Lovely' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1969 by Lenington-G.. No further info on this hybridizer other than there are also an additional 138 cultivars registered under the same name.

So Lovely is a mid-season EMO bloomer. It is listed as rust susceptible. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 1974 AHS award.
It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 26 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/20491/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'So Lovely') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'So Lovely')
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 5, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Many people find this cultivar gets spring sickness more reliably than most other daylilies. Despite that it has been a good performer here and I like that the foliage stays green until late in the season instead of getting ratty like many others. It also seems to flower for quite a long time although I've never noted beginning and end dates, that's just an impression.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 5, 2016 6:26 PM CST
'So Lovely' suffers severely from 'spring sickness' (ss) here. This year I divided it to see how many fans were in my clump and counted more than 30 fans. They barely produced four scapes due to spring sickness. I'll be checking carefully how well it survives next spring's bout of ss.

There are two other cultivars that rival it for how severely they suffer from spring sickness here. Both of them also have large clumps and barely produce a few scapes with a few buds each year. They are 'Sabra Salina' and 'China Bowl'.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Sep 5, 2016 7:42 PM CST
So Lovely produces beautiful blooms. I have two clumps and both are in shady areas. This is because the temperatures here are quite high (in the 90's) when this late bloomer starts the show. Wonderfully scented blooms fill the garden with fragrance. Shade does seem to cause a slight reduction in the amount of blooms produced. Thankfully it has not suffered from spring sickness here, but it will go heat dormant.

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alilyfan
Sep 5, 2016 8:08 PM CST
I don't think I've ever noticed spring sickness on this plant. Not an exceptionally heavy bloomer, but plenty of scapes that provide blooms for a long time. I really like that it is pretty tall, nice for back of the border.
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Cynthia59P
Sep 5, 2016 8:59 PM CST
So Lovely is a good performer. It has increased in fans fairly well and the foliage stays nice throughout the season. I can also count on So Lovely to provide me with blooms as the season winds down.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Sep 5, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Just looking at everyone's photos, is its texture a crepe? It reminds me of Brocaded Gown.
Name: Nora
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HemNorth
Sep 6, 2016 4:30 AM CST
One of my all time favourites is So Lovely. Difficult to narrow down to just four photos. The first two are same day, morning and evening shots.



They are so fragrant, as well as beautiful to look at. These blossoms always enchant me. And, yes, Glen, they have a crepe texture, but firm and not flimsy.

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Sep 6, 2016 5:48 AM CST
I have had So Lovely for many years and I don't recall it ever having spring sickness here. I love the fact that it is a later bloomer here. Seems to bloom a long time. Stats are pretty true and the plant is very fertile. It is a very pretty bloom in clump shots.
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