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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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'Crooked Smile' is a evergreen introduced in 2013 by Waldrop.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Crooked Smile')
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Apr 22, 2021 5:53 AM CST
I received 'Crooked Smile' in the spring of 2017 and I' pretty sure it was a double fan. It is now up to 4 fans. It is on the northwest side of my house so it gets a fair amount of shade. However, the blooms are gorgeously saturated and maybe that is due in part to being in the shade. I have not seen rust on it, but don't usually get rust here.

'Crooked Smile' is at the far left in this picture taken at 9am on 6/29/20 and it is still getting some sunlight at this time. Next to it is 'Way Past the Boonies', which I believe gets taller than its registered height because it is at least 36 inches tall (supposed to be 25 inches). I think 'Crooked Smile' is right about 36 inches.
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How awesome it is to go in the garden at 5:30 in the morning and find this beautiful face! Definitely an EMO (Early Morning Opener)!

'Crooked Smile' blooms in my zone 6b garden from mid-June to mid-July. Last year, the first bloom was on 6/18/20 and the last bloom was on 7/16/20. I only had two scapes, but they were both very sturdy scapes and this will be one amazing plant when it forms a clump.

Pics of my two scapes from 2020:
Scape #1: 3-way branching and I counted 12 buds.

Scape #2: 3-way branching with at least 16 buds.
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This picture was taken in the evening on 7/16/20 and it still has some nice color, but again, probably due to getting some shade. Not sure how it would do if it got full sun all day.
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Another evening picture. Just look at those beautiful petals! It is registered as "Unusual Form Crispate-Cascade-Spatulate".

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