Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Talbott
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 19 inches
Bloom size: 4 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 2.8
Bloom Traits: Eye or Band
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cream with purple eyezone and green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1987
Honorable Mention: 1984
JC: 1980
ATG: 1987

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: (Prairie Blue Eyes x Moment of Truth) x (Apparition x Moment of Truth)
Child plants: 25 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Little Garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Date: 2008-07-11
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2005-0714
Pandora's Box gave us over 2,000 blooms one summer. It expands wi

Photo courtesy of Daylilies of Kenefick
Location: My front yard day lily bed zone 9
Date: 2021-05-25
One of my rebloomers in my front rebloomer bed
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-07-05
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-18
Location: Arnold, Missouri, USA
Date: 2024-06-23
Location: West garden
Date: July 2015

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Location: Tennille Georgia
Date: 6/3/24
New bloom on new plant
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 12, 2014
In Partial Shade
Location: My house
Date: 2024-07-01
Location: Mandan, ND
Date: 2018-07-19
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: July 6, 2020
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2011-06-22
Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Location: My garden
Date: 06-15-2021
First bloom this year. Love the color contrast.
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2018-06-12
Pandora's Box
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-01-17
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 16 July 2021
Pandora's Box, close-up
Location: WA
1st bloom
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2011
In Bright Sunshine
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2011
Close Up View
Location: Minnesota 
Date: July 2922
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Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2009
Nice
Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2017-08-01
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-07-03
Location: West border
Date: July 2015
Location: Stone Mountain,GA
Date: 2015-06-14
Pandora's Box

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Location: My Gardens
Date: July 6, 2017
Early Morning Partial Shade
Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2016-07-31
Location: Buford, Georgia
Date: 2019-06-13
Planted late 2018, First blooms in June 2019
Location: My Greenwood, MN garden
Date: 2016-07-01
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-06-20
Location: East garden
Date: August
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2020-07-11

Date: 2003-07-07
Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-29
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box')

Date: 2011-05-24
Location: Burlington, NC
Date: 2022-06-17
Location: Maine
Date: 2013-07-15
Location: Northville, MI
Date: July 8, 2022, 10:20 AM
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Location: Mountain City, Texas
Date: 2014
Location: southern KY
Date: 2018-08-02
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Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2017-06-12
By tabbycat
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-25

Date: 2016-06-11
First bloom on Pandora's Box purchased in April 2017
Location: b
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date: 2014-06-28

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Location: My garden
Date: 6-22-2021
Silvana
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-07-03
Heat wave in progress.

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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-06-13
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 2013-07-09
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 2013-07-09
Location: Porch garden
Date: 2005-0713
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date: 2019-05-23
Location: Northville, MI
Date: July 13, 2020, 4:20 PM
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-02
Location: Mexico, Missouri 
Date: 2016-06-19
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 17 July 2016
Close-up at high noon on a hot 17 July 2016.

Date: 2011-06-06

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Location: West border
Date: July
Location: my front yard
Date: 2015-07-22

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Location: Greenwood, MN
Date: 2015-07-08

Date: 2019-07-11
Location: My Cape Cod garden
Date: 2020-07-13
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Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-27

Date: 2012-08-11

Date: 2011-07-09
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-17
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box')
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 8-2008
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-06
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-23
Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-06
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-23
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-27
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-05
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-26

Date: 2018-06-25
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2006-06-19
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-07-12
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Location: Dreamy Daylilies - Chatham-Kent, Ontario   5b
Date: 2013-07-22
Location: Naperville, IL 
Date: 2013-07-09

Date: 2017-06-23
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-07-02

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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-20

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Date: 2001-07-16
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Location: My Garden, Zone 6a
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-29
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-25
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-26
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-25
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-03
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-27
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-27

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Location: Manchester, PA
Date: 2023-07-11
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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-30

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Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 6:41 AM concerning plant:
    Cream with purple eyezone and green throat.
    Very susceptible to rust.
    Very hardy and vigorous cream to near white with beautifully contrasting rich purple-violet eyezone. High bud count and long season of bloom, but the scapes have to be cleaned of spent flowers regularly as they are clustered a bit too close together in a multiple top cluster and stick and readily fuse together. Probably best in containers or as an edging plant to a larger planting, positions where the spent flowers could be easily picked. Growth excellent and lush, and the flowers are showy and beautiful.
  • Posted by Anndixon on Jul 20, 2016 2:58 PM concerning plant:
    I like this daylily so much more when it is planted in partial shade. The petals are more yellow when planted in full sun.
  • Posted by Anndixon on Jul 3, 2017 8:02 AM concerning plant:
    I wasn't too crazy about this daylily when I first planted it. The white was too yellow. Then I moved it to a shadier spot and I love it. The white is white, not yellow.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 7:39 AM concerning plant:
    It's my favorite in the contrasting 'Eye' category. The colors really brighten up a darker area and stand out well with darker foliage plants. Mine bloomed all of May and now into June. As they multiply I intend to make a row of them as I think it will make a striking statement.
Plant Events from our members
Pat236 On June 13, 2024 Bloomed
First b loom of the season on plants in the patio pot.
Pat236 On June 15, 2023 Bloomed
First bloom of the season on plants in the patio pot. The bloom is down in the foliage.
Pat236 On June 25, 2020 Bloomed
First bloom this season.
Pat236 On May 12, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Moved from the front bed to the patio pot.
Pat236 On June 18, 2018 Bloomed
Blooming everyday for the past two weeks.
Pat236 On June 14, 2018 Bloomed
Started blooming a few days ago. Some of the scapes are much taller this year.
Pat236 On June 6, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom this season.
Friesfan1 On October 19, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Have had this plant quite awhile. Never had any nice blooms from it. I had one bloom a couple of years ago. Moved this plant to a new location.
CiCi On June 6, 2024 Bloomed
CiCi On June 16, 2023 Bloomed
CiCi On June 17, 2022 Bloomed
UncleWill On October 19, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
No blooms this year
tabbycat On May 22, 2024 Bloomed
1st flower of 2024
tabbycat On May 7, 2023 Cuttings stuck
1st bloom of 2023
tabbycat On July 12, 2022 Bloomed
Reblooming a few more flowers
tabbycat On May 25, 2022 Bloomed
1st for 2022 in west bed & west of sidewalk rebloomers same day
tabbycat On May 23, 2021 Bloomed
tabbycat On May 25, 2019 Bloomed
1st flowers of 2019.
kertle62 On June 29, 2021 Bloomed
DeweyRooter On July 22, 2020 Obtained plant
Received plant from Oakes Daylilies. Planted in bed next to first one.
DeweyRooter On March 10, 2020 Obtained plant
Received plant from Oakes Daylilies. Planted in bed.
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