Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Willow Dean Smith') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Rice-J.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 36 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Diurnal
Branching: 4-way
Bloom Traits: Edged
Edge No Eye
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: ruffled light cream pink with darker pink edge above green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: (You Look Marvelous x sdlg) x She Talks to Angels

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'Willow Dean Smith' was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 15, 2018.

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Date: 2007-06-15Posted with permission and photographed by Steve Todd http://www.
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 20, 2011 5:20 PM

It is not unusual for Willow Dean Smith to poly in my garden. I get some poly blooms each year and that has been going on as long as I have been growing it. Either way, poly or plain, the flowers are exceptionally pretty. Blooms mid late for me and continues blooming into the late season here. Loves to set bee pods which I always have to snap off.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Oct 29, 2011 12:39 PM

'Willow Dean Smith' has ((You Look Marvelous × sdlg) × She Talks to Angels).

"You Look Marvelous" is one of my favorites and I love it! It is also in the parentage of "She Talks to Angels".

No wonder 'Willow Dean Smith' is such a beautiful and special Daylily!

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Posted by Lalambchop1 (Chapin, SC - Zone 8a) on Jul 16, 2015 2:59 PM

I "discovered" this DL at a friend's garden and had to have it. The blooms are beautiful and the scapes are amazing. The plant habit looks to be strong as well. I'll be using it in my hybridizing program.

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Posted by kousa (Southeast PA - Zone 6b) on Aug 14, 2018 8:25 AM

This daylily, when crossed with Old Time Italian, produces very good looking offspring. I got some seeds on the LA with this cross, WILLOW DEAN SMITH x OLD TIME ITALIAN. The seeds gave me a couple of seedlings that have the nice look of Willow Dean Smith.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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August 2018 Seedlings by Lyshack Jan 2, 2019 4:41 PM 81
August 2018 blooms by Charlemagne Sep 3, 2018 12:09 PM 516
July 2018 Seedlings by kousa Aug 4, 2018 4:01 PM 350
July 2018 Blooms by Jillz Aug 11, 2018 5:23 PM 525
Poly blooms and oddities by ShakespearesGarden Nov 30, 2018 5:10 PM 208
June 2018 Seedlings by GaNinFl Jul 1, 2018 5:10 PM 207
June 2018 Blooms by GenXNEGeorgia Jul 3, 2018 5:57 PM 586
Daylily Clump Shots 2018 by Hazelcrestmikeb Oct 4, 2018 1:36 PM 198
The 10th Daylily of the Day poll (Closed) by beckygardener Feb 13, 2018 12:04 AM 14
August 2017 Blooms by kousa Sep 1, 2017 5:19 PM 325
June 2017 Blooms by Altheabyanothername Aug 10, 2017 11:40 PM 645
Daylily Clump photos by Seedfork Sep 21, 2017 8:09 PM 354
What are YOU adding for 2017!!! by Nysbadmk8 Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM 1,374
Pictures of Your Favorite Combo Plants for Daylilies? by Legalily Feb 10, 2017 4:27 AM 40
Seedlings for August, 2016 by Barbalee Sep 7, 2016 12:11 PM 60
What have been your best (or worst) pod/pollen parents this year? by amberjewel Aug 3, 2016 1:54 PM 22
Which daylilies are your best clump performers? by Cynthia59P Sep 16, 2016 6:42 PM 161
July blooms 2016 by Barbalee Aug 6, 2016 7:37 AM 902
Seedlings for July 2016 by spunky1 Aug 1, 2016 5:06 AM 372
Re-bloom Cultivars by beckygardener Oct 27, 2016 5:59 PM 595

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