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Jun 18, 2021 6:13 AM CST

A friend who hybridized for herself gifted me with 9 plants when we moved into this house. 3 registered, 3 seedlings she wasn't going to keep and 3 unbloomed seedlings. Woodlyn Teresa Moreau was my favorite both in bloom and for the fact it was named for a friend who had passed. About 3 years ago someone splashed plant killer along the section of fence where it was planted. ( I will admit at that time due to circumstances the garden was overgrown but this was uncalled for. ) two years later there were even only a few weeds there. So as we reclaimed the garden last year and replanted I carefully searched and no trace of anything other than weeds was there so my husband tilled it.
This odd little green thing appeared while the ground waited for new plants. It didn't look like a daylily. But it didn't look like any other plant I knew but it was in the same spot that Teresa had been in so we left it. But it didn't grow and after a couple months we went to put a new daylily there.
But as we started to dig I told my husband to carefully lift it just in case.
And damn if it wasn't a daylily. It was about 3 inches under the dirt and the entire root ball was the size of a ping pong ball. so I carefully potted it and babied it and put it in the garden in a new spot last fall.
Today it bloomed its first bloom and it's as gorgeous as I remember One picture in sun the other in shade
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Jun 18, 2021 6:18 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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What a beautiful survivor! Hurray!
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Jun 18, 2021 7:12 AM CST
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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I agree

You should register and name the daylily after your good friend.
Not only people give others signs, but plants do too.
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Jun 18, 2021 7:47 AM CST

Ian this one is registered. Woodlyn Teresa Moreau - dauber 2010. I do have one of her seedlings I just started lining out and will be registering. It's a pretty one with a stippled eye. It grows and survived the overgrown garden the bad soil where it's planted and road salt/stone.
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Jun 18, 2021 8:40 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
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Wonderful story!
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