Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Royal Celebration') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Trimmer
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Evergreen
Scape height: 38 inches
Bloom size: 12 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Bud Count: 26-30
Branching: 3-way
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Spider
Color description: grape purple self above green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2004

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
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Cameroon Night x Long Tall Sally
Child plants: 25 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 27, 2017 7:12 PM

I have 84 different daylily cultivars in my garden, most represented by multiple clumps, and Royal Celebration is the only one that has not done well. When it formed flower buds, they started out as unusually small structures and then shrank into deformed shapes and dried up. Finally, the entire spike dried up. Photographs can be seen here:

The thread "Royal Celebration: Need advice" in Daylilies forum

I was very confused as to what was going on with my plants, so I asked the daylily experts at garden.org. I learned from their responses that there is a genetic defect in Royal Celebration that causes stunted buds. Several people who tried to grow it reported getting rid of it because of their experience with its stunted buds.

I wonder how Royal Celebration could have won an Honorable Mention award from the American Hemerocallis Society when it has these problems.

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