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Jul 8, 2021 5:19 PM CST
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Name: Dave
Fairfax County VA (Zone 7b)
In spite of my best effort to avoid new purchases and to shrink my collection, I bought two new cultivars today, from Home Depot. Don't snicker! One of my all time favorites is Burning Daylight, which I found at Lowes a few years ago. To my point, though: Of the 8 - 10 varieties at the HD, I found only three with proper ID. All the others said simply Hemerocallis, or Stella D'oro. So, does anyone, per chance, recognize the cultivar in the photo? I know the odds are really, really long,
but there is always a chance, and there is none if I don't ask.
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Jul 8, 2021 6:36 PM CST
Ohio (Zone 5a)
The flowers are a bit pale for Rocket City, and yet it resembles it somewhat. How tall is it?
Jul 8, 2021 7:37 PM CST
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Name: Dave
Fairfax County VA (Zone 7b)
It's raining right now - remnants of hurricane Elsa - so I'll get a measurement tomorrow. Meanwhile, my recollection is that it's kinda tallish, maybe 2 feet.
Jul 12, 2021 10:56 AM CST
Name: Alma
Ferriday, Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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Try Sea Gold- 22" tall 5" bloom amber peach blend with orange throat
Jul 12, 2021 11:48 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
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Have you looked at the Home Depot online site? They do have some daylilies listed. Is it possible that that one is Apricot Sparkles?
Jul 27, 2021 6:07 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I had Sea Gold about 10 years ago and it does look kind of like it.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sea Gold')
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Jul 29, 2021 9:46 AM CST
SE Iowa
Can't decide if I'm seeing a band in your photo. My first reaction was May Colvin, but not if yours has a darker band.
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Aug 1, 2021 4:08 AM CST

Compare to 'Everydaylily Pink Wings' - NOT AHS registered. A 'mass-market cultivar' by Heemskerk (?) (Holland) ....

There are a few other's in this series, plus by other similarly focused nursery plant operations. Bred & selected & introduced & named/labelled & marketed for 'garden plants' , for landscaping, for their early-season & reblooming characteristics to enable early season impulse purchases . Usually selected by the breeder/grower/marketer for the early season - almost 'immature' bloom - ie. Blooms early & while still rapidly developing for the season so they look good in a pot, on the shelf - to appeal to the impulse buyer, giving immediate colour satisfaction in the garden. (A plant in bloom - or showing buds - will outsell many, many others alongside it without - Thus the mass merchandiser's, marketer's preferred stocking item - easy, quick sales.)

Most on this forum think 'AHS & Registered' by amateur & professional daylily breeders ... But there are multitudes more who simply want to decorate their driveway or back patio or front yard - the term I apply is 'Yard Decorators' - as compared to 'involved gardeners' and/or daylily aficionados.) who are NOT really plants people. These legitimate folks want instant colour, repetitive colour, with minimal actual gardening work - Decorators of their property as they do similarly to their bedroom or kitchen .....

Thus simplistically there are two overlapping types of breeders involved: The one who works to improve the plant & create something new, original, etc. (AHS type - aka 'Hybridizers') .... and the mass-market focused breeder who wants to produce plants with 'easy sell' characteristics for the 'less intense' buyer who wants something to go with their geraniums, impatiens , petunias, etc.

Nevertheless, many of the latter have put cultivars into the marketplace that work well for everyone. For every 100 AHS Registered cultivars sold at any time, there are THOUSANDS of 'yard decorating' daylily purchases made.
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