Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Yancey
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 29 inches
Bloom size: 5 inches
Bloom time: Early midseason
Plant Traits: Diurnal
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: near white self with yellow green throat
AHS Awards: Award of Merit: 1987
Honorable Mention: 1984
JC: 1981

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
Flower Color: White
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Diploid
Parentage: sdlg x sdlg
Child plants: 109 child plants

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'Gentle Shepherd' was a featured
Plant of the Day for July 26, 2016.
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Location: Repentigny (Montreal), Quebec
Date: 2014-07-23
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 10, 2014
Close Up View

Date: 2021-07-19
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2011
A Winner Always: Gentle Shepherd
Location: My Gardens
Date: JULY 10, 2014
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 12, 2017
In Light Shade

Date: 2014-06-14
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Location: Maine
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2016-07-08
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-08
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Photo by Seedsower
Location: My Yard, Zone 6a
Date: 2005-08-01

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2011
Shown In Early Sun.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: Jul 27, 2011 3:01 PM
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Location: Robertsdale, AL
Date: 6/3/21
Morning

Date: 2010-08-02
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2009
Always Special Here!
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2009
Pristine & Perfect
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-08-06
Location: Waldoboro Maine
Date: 2019-07-31
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2015-07-11
"Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd', 2015, Near White Daylily, hem-ur
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-07-25
Photo taken on a day with searing sun and 90+ heat. Gentle Shephe
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 10, 2013
Very Appropriate Name

Posted with permission and photographed by Jim Healey http://www.
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Location: Northville, MI
Date: 2022-07-25
Location: Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: 2014-07-28
Gentle Shepherd
Photo by Seedsower
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: Mid Summer
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Location: Bronx NY
Date: July 2014
Location: Western North Carolina
Date: June 2011
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Location: My Gardens
Date: July 2009
Special Plant In My Gardens

Date: 2011-08-19
Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Photo by Joy
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Photo Courtesy of A-1 Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-03
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Location: 91154 Roth, Germany
Date: 2018-06-16
Here more cream coloured than white.
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-08
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Photo Courtesy of Nottawasaga Daylilies. Used with Permission.
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Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-06-27

Courtesy of Peace on Earth Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Wood County, TX
Date: 5/19/19

Image Courtesy of Monches Farm Used with Permission
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: late April
newly emerging in spring
Location: My garden in Northwest Missouri
Date: 2010-06-27

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2015-07-11
"Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd', 2015, Near White Daylily, hem-ur

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Date: July
credit: Paul Paradis

Date: 1999-07-01
Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Photo Courtesy of Lilywood Farms. Used with Permission.
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Location: BX Creek Daylilies, Vernon, BC.
Photo by Gail Morgan of BX Creek Daylilies. Used with permission.
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Comments:
  • Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Feb 21, 2018 9:43 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jul 29, 2015 10:21 AM concerning plant:
    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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First bloom of the season on this plant.
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First scape on this plant this year.
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