Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Bechtold
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 29 inches
Bloom size: 7 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Rebloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score: 1.3
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Spider
Color description: GYL1: Green yellow light self
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1955
HOS: 1989

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 126 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2021-06-30
Location: Lincoln, NE
Date: 2018-8-5
Rebloom of Kindly Light
Location: Dayton, KY
Date: 2012-06-04
Clump blooming in school garden
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2020-04-28
Location: North Carolina
Date: 2022-06-12
Kindly Light
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2014-07-20
  1:28 pm. A classic older spider.
Location: Murfreesboro TN
Date: 2023-06-17
Kindly Light, Eden’s Edge Garden
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2019-06-29
Location: Northville, MI
Date: July 8, 2022, 10:20 AM

Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Pruden of Lily House
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2017-05-17
Kindly Light
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-19
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-19
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-12
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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-24

In my Mom's garden
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2009-07-12
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Photo Courtesy of Alcovy Daylily Farm. Used with Permission.
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Location: Vermont
Date: 2014-07-13

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Location: Yorkville, IL
Date: 2020-07-05
Photo by Carol Bacskai
Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2006-07-28
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-03

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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-07-19
Location: Haley Springs Farm
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: June 24, 2012
photo by James Steakley

Photo Courtesy of Bluegrass Daylily Gardens. Used with Permission
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Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2014-06-23
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-13

Date: 2004-07-10
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-17
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 2015-06-23

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: Cantonment, FL
Date: 2014-06-16

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Date: 2008-06-26
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Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-07-13
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Image courtesy of Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Used with permission
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-01
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Date: 2006-06-28
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Location: Private Daylily Garden, MI
Date: 2006-07-28

Photo courtesy of Karen Newman, Delano Daylilies

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Comments:
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 5:31 AM concerning plant:
    A bright yellow classic spider (6-8:1) with very faint salmon pink eyezone after cool evenings. When many flowers open at once, the clump looks like it's covered with yellow ribbons. An exasperatingly difficult parent, but I've heard of some luck with placing pollen in the barely opened flowers around 6 o'clock the evening before. Good health, hardy, good to great increase (4 to 7 fans from one each year) thin, deep green foliage. A top-branched elegant spider, blooms well for a little over two weeks commencing at mid season. Garden Value Poll Winner
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 11, 2018 4:30 PM concerning plant:
    It's one of the 2 spider varieties I have. It makes large wispy 7+" flowers on 30" stems. The leaves are narrow and more flimsy than my other daylilies. It blooms about a month from April into May here in zone 9. It hasn't multiplied very fast over the 15 years I've had it, maybe because I've moved twice, so uprooting may have slowed it down.
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Seedfork On April 19, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
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First bloom ever on this plant in my garden.
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First scapes ever on this plant in my garden
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Received from Kabby
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