Past Plants of the Day forum→Daylily of the Day: Border Blessed

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 21, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Border Blessed' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Carpenter-J..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2008

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Border Blessed') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Border Blessed')
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Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dragonflies Composter Region: Canadian Organic Gardener Daylilies
Irises Hibiscus Hybridizer Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
May 22, 2019 2:12 AM CST
Border Blessed has been in my flower bed for4 yrs this will be it's 5th year. It took 4 yrs to finally show off. Last year it was covered in blooms. It set pods easily last year and pollen fertile for me as well. Mid season bloomer here. I would recommend it for the patient gardener, someone who is willing to wait and see.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
May 22, 2019 5:14 AM CST
Mine has been similar, but I had it planted where it may have been in yoo much shade. This will be the 5th year here, I moved to to more sun fall of 2017, 2018 it multiplied and bloomed quite a lot. The flowers opened well too, which was previously iffy. I rather liked the color of it better in the shade, seemed a little deeper, but I had rather have flowers that open completely. Beautiful ruffley flowers that do set pods easily.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
May 22, 2019 6:48 AM CST

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Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Greenhouse Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Michigan
Irises Hostas Region: Texas Daylilies Peonies
May 22, 2019 12:07 PM CST
It never did well here in my sandy soil and eventually disappeared. Some dormants do well here...not this one Sighing!
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
May 22, 2019 2:40 PM CST
I've had mine for four or five years. I got it as two fans and have a huge clump now - 12 or 13 fans. It needs heat to open well, so it probably wouldn't do well in the north.
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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
May 23, 2019 3:59 AM CST
I used to grow this one. It left the garden 2 or 3 years ago, because it would not consistently open. It would get hung up on all the ruffles and folds. When it did open properly, it looked great.


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