Is Gold/Golden Joke an unregistered hybrid daylily? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Terry
Western NY (Zone 5b)
Question by FloraAdora
September 11, 2017
Each day, from early summer on, it's a pleasure to see the latest daylily blooms in the garden. I found this wonderful surprise growing between "Rocket City" and "Gold/Golden Joke" which is what a friend who gave it to me said it was called. However, I could not find a reference to "Gold Joke" in any of the data bases. Can anyone identify it for me?

Regardless, this new "baby" (Image 3) is a welcome surprise to my ever-growing daylily garden!

Thumb of 2017-09-11/FloraAdora/a631fb H. Rocket City

Thumb of 2017-09-11/FloraAdora/9807a4 H. Gold/Golden Joke

Thumb of 2017-09-11/FloraAdora/5e93ee Hybrid

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Answer from sooby
September 11, 2017


Some people give "garden names" to daylilies. One would hope that they wouldn't give their "garden name" to someone when giving/selling a piece of a plant but it may happen. So, is it possible it is not actually a registered daylily but a seedling or unknown daylily that someone just called "Gold Joke"?

Name: Terry
Western NY (Zone 5b)
A comment from FloraAdora
September 11, 2017
Thank you for your reply. The only references of "Golden Joke" I found on-line were mention by a garden journalist of this unregistered daylily for sale on eBay from Am. Nurs. Prod. in 2004; & for sale at a big box store several years ago.

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