Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Hayward-M.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 20 inches
Bloom size: 10 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: ivory self with green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 2008
Honorable Mention: 2004

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Child plants: 15 child plants

Common names
  • Daylily

'Mynelle's Starfish' was a featured
Plant of the Day for March 17, 2017.
  • Posted by Kentuckywoman on Sep 25, 2021 12:01 PM concerning plant:
    Mynell's Starfish is awesome and it was definitely NOT a slow to take off variety in my garden. Bought my first 3 plants in 2014, divided in 2018 and again just last week - and replanted 22 scapes! It is also a blooming machine. It's short but the blooms are huge - and fragrant - so it is right by my front door. I have over 300 daylilies and Mynell's is in my top 10!
  • Posted by Joy (Kalama, Wa. - Zone 8b) on Dec 3, 2011 6:24 AM concerning plant:
    A hardy but slow to establish giant ivory-cream variant. Its form is like a wide, ripply-edged "starfish". The flower always opens flat to show off their awesome size to great effect, yet the color is so refined and subtle. A variant to plant below or around the taller spiders or spider variants!! Or try it in a container for the patio where its large, fragrant flowers can be viewed up close. Low bud count and unfortunately not very willing to bloom, this one may appreciate a bit more feeding to get it going. Beautiful wide and ripply-wave edged deep green foliage. Good increase.

  • Posted by hawkeye_daddy (SE Iowa) on Jul 7, 2021 8:59 PM concerning plant:
    Mynelle's Starfish blooms very well for me planted in a clay soil bed next to a permeable patio. It came from a fellow Iowan, and obviously enjoys the weather here in the "difficult midwest."
  • Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Aug 17, 2016 9:09 PM concerning plant:
    I really like the bloom on this, but I wasn't all that impressed, overall, this first year. It should be said that most of my plants this year are shorter than they were last year and I'm not entirely certain why, but Mynelle's Starfish was VERY short...maybe 4" tall, and sat tucked away in the foliage so that it was difficult to know when it was blooming. I think it had a total of 2-3 blooms this first year. It didn't set a pod on the bloom I pollinated, but that isn't much to go on.

    Edited to add: I'm hoping that, in a new location this year, she will multiply and bloom a little better, but I don't think I could ever get rid of Mynelle's Starfish, I just love the bloom too much. What a big bloom on such a little flower, and what a unique shape! Mynelle's Starfish is definitely pollen fertile and I look forward to seeing some babies out of it that have just-above-leaf-height scapes with the same exact shape of blooms.
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