|AHS link:||AHS Daylily Cultivar Info|
|Year of Registration or Introduction:||1980|
|Scape height:||29 inches|
|Bloom size:||5 inches|
|Bloom time:||Early midseason
|Color description:||near white self with yellow green throat|
|AHS Awards:||Award of Merit: 1987
Honorable Mention: 1984
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Propagation: Seeds:||Will not come true from seed
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Parentage:||sdlg x sdlg|
|Child plants:||104 child plants|
'Gentle Shepherd' was a featured
Plant of the Day for July 26, 2016.
|Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jul 29, 2015 10:21 AM
Gentle Shepherd is probably my whitest white (I purchased it the day I took this photo). It starts out a little creamier in the morning and bleaches nicely into a whiter color. Its scapes aren't particularly strong, but are strong enough to support it standing straight up without bending or waving around too much.
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|Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Feb 21, 2018 9:43 AM
As a semi-evergreen, Gentle Shepherd is not particularly happy in my garden. It seems to bloom every other year and has not increased much. The flowers are a creamy white. The scapes are short for me and the bud count has been very low. Overall I have been disappointed in this plant. It is in a large raised bed where it gets lots of midday sun. I was recently told by a hybridizer that GS is not a good plant for my area. I'm inclined to agree.
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|Seedfork||On September 12, 2018||Maintenance performed
Plant was overrun with huge clump of grass. Dug and separated the clump.
|Seedfork||On May 14, 2018||Bloomed
First bloom of the season on this plant.
|Seedfork||On April 15, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
First scape on this plant this year.
|Seedfork||On May 7, 2017||Bloomed
First blooms of the season on this plant
|Seedfork||On April 15, 2017||Miscellaneous Event
First scape ever on this plant in my garden.
|Seedfork||On March 28, 2016||Obtained plant
Ballard Daylily Garden Slocomb, Al. $5.00
|CottageGardener||On June 22, 2016||Obtained plant|
|KJMarionGallant||On July 22, 2018||Bloomed|
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