Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Talbott
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980
Ploidy: Diploid
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
Parentage: (Prairie Blue Eyes x Moment of Truth) x (Apparition x Moment of Truth)
Child plants: 24 child plants

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Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 6:41 AM

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.

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Posted by Anndixon on Jul 20, 2016 2:58 PM

I like this daylily so much more when it is planted in partial shade. The petals are more yellow when planted in full sun.

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Posted by Anndixon on Jul 3, 2017 8:02 AM

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.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 10, 2018 7:39 AM

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.

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Plant Events from our members
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.
UncleWill On October 19, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
No blooms this year
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