Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chasing Shadows

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 31, 2020 6:01 PM CST
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'Chasing Shadows' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1998 by Carr.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chasing Shadows')
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 31, 2020 8:51 PM CST
To be 22 years old Chasing Shadows is a very morden looking tet. I really like the veining, lovely eye, and green throat. Scape height is around 40 inches in my garden and makes doing crosses a breeze. It is fertile both ways and sets pods fairly easy. Very much worth adding to your collection if you don't already own it, but I'm not sure how hardy it is. Hopefully someone from up north will chime in and let us know how well it does for them Thumbs up
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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Aug 7, 2020 7:48 AM CST
I found CHASING SHADOWS to be hardy in my zone 5 garden. I had it for many years. It made the trip from MD to NY. Scape height is about 30 inches and bud count was 10 to 12. It increased well. I moved it to a less prominent spot in the garden to make room for some newer plants. It has done well since being moved. I have never tried to hybridize with it.

David

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