Daylilies forum→Some Sweet Day.... ?

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Name: Robert R.
Wharton, TX (Zone 9a)
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adc1947
May 30, 2020 3:59 PM CST
I see several posts asking for help ID'ing daylilies.... a very difficult task in most cases...

In my case, I purchased Some Sweet Day in the early fall, 2019. Did so from two different nurseries/sellers. One has been blooming for several weeks while the other bloomed for the first time about a week ago. However, to me, they don't appear to be the same cultivar.

I asked the seller (after sending these photos) if perhaps I had been sent the wrong plant and to my surprise, was told " sometimes the first blooms don't look like you might expect..." and assured me that I had been shipped Some Sweet Day.

The mystery plant (Some Sweet Day, photo #2) has now bloomed 10-12 times and all are the same... Beautiful flowers, but I don't think they are ever going to transform into the real Some Sweet Day (photo #1).

I was offered a refund...but will instead keep my "mystery daylily". It has great branching and a very high bud count, more so than that of what I consider to be the real "Some Sweet Day"...but, really would like to know the actual cultivar's name :(

Suppose I could "register it"... I have the perfect name... "Maybe They Won't Notice"....

The real Some Sweet Day
Thumb of 2020-05-30/adc1947/15b74a

Some Sweet Day (want-a-be)
Thumb of 2020-05-30/adc1947/28af21

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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
May 30, 2020 5:57 PM CST
Robert, no luck going through the seller's website to find a match eh? Hm..
The "name" is awesome lol
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
May 30, 2020 6:41 PM CST
Interesting situation! And they are both in similar growing conditions? Same sun, same soil, not near a tree or large shrub that could be robbing nutrients?

Definitely looks suspicious. But you can definitely see similarities in the darker one. The throat and the filaments are pretty much identical except the pigmentation is darker. And you can even see where the pale midribs were just a little bit visible by the throat near the one with the darker pigment.

So could be shenanigans, but still wondering if an environmental issue could cause the flower to just open darker. Is it a smaller bloom? Hmmm.

Kind of looking forward to other people to have a look and give an opinion.
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Name: Robert R.
Wharton, TX (Zone 9a)
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adc1947
May 30, 2020 10:27 PM CST
ShakespearesGarden said:... Robert, no luck going through the seller's website to find a match eh? Hm.... The "name" is awesome lol. ...


Seller actually did not have photos... I was given a list of names and prices and used the database to see what the flowers looked like.... I am pretty sure that it is a Stamile or G. Pierce cultivar as that was what I was asking to buy at the time....

Lyshack said:Interesting situation! And they are both in similar growing conditions? Same sun, same soil, not near a tree or large shrub that could be robbing nutrients? So could be shenanigans, but still wondering if an environmental issue could cause the flower to just open darker. Is it a smaller bloom? Hmmm. ...


They are both growing the the same bed, about 10ft apart...conditions identical in that regards.... Bloom size is 5 inches... maybe a little more...

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Thanks to both of you for taking time to comment... :)

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