Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Optical Delight') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Guidry
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982
Ploidy: Diploid
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 18 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Extra early
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.0
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cream pink self with green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 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
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2019-08-31
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-07-01
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-05-12
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Location: Ithaca, NYDate: 2008-07-22Hemerocallis: Optical Delight
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Photo Courtesy of May's Acres Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Image courtesy of Johnson Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
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Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On April 13, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First Scape on this plant for the year.
Seedfork On April 30, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom on this plant for the season.
Seedfork On April 8, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this season.
Seedfork On April 15, 2016 Bloomed
Observed first bloom
Seedfork On March 28, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Found first scapes.
Seedfork On October 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Received from Cheryl's Daylilies and planted the same day.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
September 2019 Daylily Blooms by Charlemagne Oct 4, 2019 7:15 AM 436
August 2019 Daylily Blooms by Hazelcrestmikeb Sep 4, 2019 7:37 AM 489
Clump Shots 2019 by Seedfork Oct 15, 2019 2:47 AM 542
September 2018 blooms by profesora Oct 2, 2018 6:44 PM 271
Re: Scapes out of sync by bxncbx Jun 29, 2018 5:39 PM 12
May 2018 Blooms by beckygardener Jun 5, 2018 11:10 PM 380
Rebloom, delayed bloom and quirks by needrain Oct 6, 2017 9:44 PM 79
What Did You Do In Your Daylily Garden Today? by bloominholes2fill Oct 15, 2019 10:16 PM 3,639
April 2017 Blooms by GaNinFl May 1, 2017 4:25 PM 261
Ev, SEv and dormants by cybersix Jan 30, 2017 7:35 AM 21
Re-bloom Cultivars by beckygardener Oct 27, 2016 5:59 PM 595
Your best garden daylilies by bluegrassmom Jul 8, 2016 11:21 AM 28
June Blooms 2016 by JWWC Jul 1, 2016 12:06 PM 758
April Blooms 2016 by Seedfork May 3, 2016 9:09 PM 137
So unexpected...first scape of the year! by Seedfork May 11, 2016 7:09 AM 213
Daylily Wish List comments wanted by Seedfork Jun 29, 2015 5:20 AM 20

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