Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hanson-C.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 31 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Branching: 3-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Fertility notes: very fertile both ways
Bloom Traits: Watermark
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: rose violet blend with frosty lavender watermark above chartreuse throat

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: (Ruffled Dude x sdlg) x Tet. Trahlyta
Child plants: 5 child plants

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  • Daylily

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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-10
'Accidental Tourist'
Location: Milton, NY
Date: 2022-07-28

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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-02
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Accidental Tourist'), first bloom
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-07
Accidental Tourist
Location: Egg Harbor City, NJ
Date: June 2019
Location: Crintonic Gardens, Gates Mills OH USA  
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-08-02
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Accidental Tourist'), close view
Location: Milton, NY
Date: 2022-07-26
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-08-16
Location: Neenah, WI
Date: 7/16/20
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-08
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Jones OK,
Date: June 2015
 Accidental tourist
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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2023-08-09

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Date: 4000-02-22
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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-22
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Jones OK,
Date: June 2014
Accidental Tourist

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Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-07-22
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-15
Location: Duluth, MN (4b)
Date: 2022-08-02

Date: July

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Comments:
  • Posted by daylily (Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jan 21, 2012 5:13 PM concerning plant:
    Curt Hanson's Crintonic Garden Catalog said:ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
    04 M 31 SE
    Complex Seedling involving RUFFLED DUDE and Munson Eyes X Tet. TRAHLYTA
    The second introduction from Tet. TRAHLYTA and a distinctive counterpoint to GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM. This bohemian and peculiar affair is a complex blending of rose and frosty lilac. The color bleeds and fades along a large starburst watermark pattern in soft rose violets.These large 8" simple and triangular flowers are flat and slightly flaring with reflexed sepals. While this first generation selection inherits the modest 2 to 3-way branching of it’s pollen parent, the next generation has vastly improved. ACCIDENTAL TOURIST is very fertile either way and is producing a remarkable bevy of seedlings in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns.
  • Posted by adknative (Eagle Bay, New York - Zone 3b) on Aug 17, 2022 5:44 AM concerning plant:
    Cold-hardy in zone 3, Accidental Tourist shows its connection to Trahlyta through the 'frosty lavender watermark' ... but, IMHO, is even more beautiful. The deeper 'rose red blend' gives a striking contrast to the eye, with a hint of Trahlyta also in the frosty edges that show on some of its blooms.

    Accidental Tourist flowers steadily and really stands out when it's blooming - an eye-catcher! I have seen some streaking and water-spotting after steady rain but for the most part, it holds its colours. The watermark appears to leech into the outer petals, looking like a watercolour painting where the pigment has bled... There is also a bit of curl / recurve on the sepals, framing the petals. And then there is the fragrance: always a bonus. This daylily is beautiful and, in a garden where every bloom seeks attention, this one stands out.
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