Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Apps
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 28 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Bud Count: 16-20
Branching: 2-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: yellow orange blend above yellow green throat

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
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: Slug Buster x Siloam Harold Flickinger
Child plants: 18 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Koeln,  Germany
Date: 2011
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-06-01
Location: Southern Michigan
FFO
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2020-07-01
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2009-07-17
Big Smile
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-22
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-06-01
Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-09-13
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2017-07-31
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June 10,2019
Perfection at its finest!!
Uploaded by Seedsower
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-03
There were actually 4 blooms open - the other 2 were slightly hig
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Uploaded by touchofsky
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: 2019-05-31
Location: Rhode Island
Date: 2013-07-08
Location: Brown City, MI
Date: June
Location: Nocona,Texas zn.7 My gardens
Date: June 27,2020

Photo Courtesy of Gardens Plus. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: Jul 5, 2011 6:36 PM
Uploaded by Cat
  • Uploaded by Cat
Location: My Garden
Almost the longest blooming daylily in my garden.
Location: Madison, AL
Date: 2021-06-12
Big Smile
Location: Madison, AL
Date: 2022-06-02
Big Smile
Location: Madison, AL
Date: 2023-06-09
Big Smile
Location: southern KY
Date: 2005-01-01
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: Nov 23, 2010 12:19 AM
Location: Melvindale, Mi. 48122
Date: Early to mid season 2011.
An excellent grower!!!
Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-16
Location: Wentworth, NS, Canada
Date: 2016-07-22

Date: August
credit: Paul Paradis
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-19
This bloom has only 4 stamens rather than 6
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-22

Photo Courtesy of O'Bannon Springs Daylilies. Used with Permissio
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Mackinaw, Illinois
Date: 2012-06-09

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Rhode Island
Date: 2013-07-08

Photo Courtesy of Cheryl's Daylilies. Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: southern KY
Date: 2020-06-12
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Comments:
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on May 13, 2012 10:32 PM concerning plant:
    I planted this daylily in memory of a dear friend of mine who died suddenly in a car accident. I looked for flowers with her name, but when I stumbled across this bloom, I knew it was perfect for my memory garden. Her brilliant smile was one of her most memorable features.
  • Posted by bluegrassmom (South central KY - Zone 6b) on Mar 26, 2021 11:17 PM concerning plant:
    NIce bloom, similar to Beautiful Edgings but I like it better. A clump is so pretty~
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