Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd') in the Daylilies Database

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AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Yancey
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980
Ploidy: Diploid
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
Parentage: sdlg x sdlg
Child plants: 104 child plants

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Location: Repentigny (Montreal), QuebecDate: 2014-07-23
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Location: My GardensDate: July 2011A Winner Always: Gentle Shepherd
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Date: 2014-06-14
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Location: My GardensDate: July 10, 2014Close Up View
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-08
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Location: My GardensDate: JULY 10, 2014Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: July 12, 2017In Light Shade
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: Jul 27, 2011 3:01 PM
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Location: My GardensDate: July 2011Shown In Early Sun.
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: Mid Summer
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Location: My GardensDate: July 2009Special Plant In My Gardens
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Location: My GardensDate: July 2009Always Special Here!
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Location: My GardensDate: July 2009Pristine & Perfect
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Location: My GardensDate: July 10, 2013Very Appropriate Name
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Location: Bronx NYDate: July 2014
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Location: Western North CarolinaDate: June 2011
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-03
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-08
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Date: 2011-08-19Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Location: Hamilton, OhioDate: 2016-06-27
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Location: 91154 Roth, GermanyDate: 2018-06-16Here more cream coloured than white.
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Date: 1999-07-01Image courtesy of Archway Daylily Gardens Used with permission
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Location: Wentworth, NS, CanadaDate: 2016-08-13
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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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Plant Events from our members
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
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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It happens every year by Seedfork Sep 22, 2018 9:34 PM 25
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August Blooms 2016 by mantisOH Sep 1, 2016 11:03 PM 303
Fourth Daylily of the Day Poll ..... by beckygardener Aug 1, 2016 9:09 AM 60
July blooms 2016 by Barbalee Aug 6, 2016 7:37 AM 902
New to daylillies; help please by NikkiHays Jun 7, 2017 5:41 AM 43
June Blooms 2016 by JWWC Jul 1, 2016 12:06 PM 758
Third Daylily of the Day cultivar poll by beckygardener Apr 30, 2016 10:09 PM 23
Early rust in the garden already by Seedfork Jul 15, 2016 9:00 AM 123
Ballard's Daylily Garden by Seedfork Mar 29, 2016 2:01 PM 5
Second Daylily of the Day cultivar poll by beckygardener Nov 1, 2015 5:43 AM 42
Here's the label and here's the flower, but that isn't what is should be??? by mom2cjemma Aug 21, 2015 8:58 AM 8
Starter plants, which daylilies did you begin with? Do you still have them? by bluegrassmom Jun 17, 2017 4:29 PM 57
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