Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day - Destined to See

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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Aug 11, 2015 6:50 PM CST
beckygardener said:Kevin - Beautiful photo! Looks like you get a lot of blooms with this cultivar. Did it multiply for you?

(Oops ... accidentally gave you 2 acorns instead of 1! Sticking tongue out Lucky you! Hilarious! Hilarious! )


Multiply yes. I would say double over 3 years and thats w/o fertilizer. Had to move to larger space or would have had blooms going through the fence where it was. Rain or shine it seems to keep its color very well. So glad i got it.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 7:06 PM CST
Thanks for that added information! Thumbs up
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Name: wayne
memphis (Zone 7b)
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wayne
Aug 11, 2015 7:38 PM CST
This is my second year growing Destined to See, and unfortunately I have not had much success with it so far. I intend to transplant them to a different area of the yard after the heat breaks. I planted these on the sunny fringe of my otherwise shady front yard, but they are just in a bad position. Lesson learned!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 7:39 PM CST
Wayne - Has it bloomed for you at all?
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Name: wayne
memphis (Zone 7b)
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wayne
Aug 11, 2015 7:48 PM CST
beckygardener said:Wayne - Has it bloomed for you at all?


Not once! I was just looking at my plant list and I had to laugh because I'm pretty sure this is the only entry that hasn't given me at least one bloom.

Mine are growing in beds 6" deep on top of clay. I planted them in a place where I assumed they would get 6-8 hours of sun but I'm afraid it's probably more like 4 hours.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Hopefully it will be much happier in a different location. Sometimes that is all it takes for them to thrive and bloom their little buds off! Smiling Thumbs up
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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Aug 11, 2015 8:43 PM CST
I purchased Destined to See in 2005. It has a beautiful flower, but sometimes it struggles here in my zone 3 garden. This spring we had a late hard frost and I have drought conditions and very cool nights this summer and it's bloom period was short. All of the other daylilies planted in that area have been fine and bloomed well so I think it is a little more susceptible to the weather conditions.
Some years it has bloomed beautifully and is lovely so I will be keeping it. No new pictures as I didn't get any taken of it this summer and it is done blooming but this is mine from the data base.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 8:59 PM CST
Susie - Thank you for your performance information. Hopefully, next year it will do much better and shine in your garden!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 12, 2015 8:39 AM CST
I would like to note that I am in zone 6. It is planted in full sun and I do you alfalfa pellets and water from a well on a regular basis. My scapes are about 28-30 inches.
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Aug 12, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Teresa my scapes are never that tall on Destined To See so only goes to show what some fertilizer and good ole well water can do. A slightly longer growing season does not hurt either.
Wayne it must be just a bad spot. AS far as sun i moved Chicago Apache to a spot with only 4-5 hours of sun and it grew bigger than ever before and still blooming now. Sometimes it seems you get a problem child for a plant and its just a matter of location.
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Aug 14, 2015 11:29 AM CST
This beauty has been growing in my garden for many years and is one I often share with daylily newbies because I know they will fall in love with it. Never really noticed the low bud count because it always has multiple blooms open every day for a long time. One year it had over 30 polys in one week. Didn't notice any this year.

Had to laugh when I checked the database and saw I had never added a photo. Guess I must have left them at the old place. I enjoy Destined to See so much that it has a prime place by the front door.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 15, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Thank you to each and everyone of you for posting your performance evaluation of this cultivar as well as photos.

Please feel free to revisit this thread and add additional comments and photos at ANY time! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Aug 27, 2015 8:29 PM CST
I'm slow to report here, but Destined To See is a great plant in my area (zone 5, NW Missouri). It has thrived in my garden for several years and has produced interesting seedlings for me. It blooms early/mid season and does not bloom an extended time but is beautiful while it lasts. I love the sparkling metallic silver flecks along it's edges. It grows true to it's statistics, not overly tall and not short. It has increased very well for me with little attention.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 3, 2015 5:13 PM CST
I would have to say that Destined to See is my favorite daylily in my collection, it was purchased in 2012, and it has done fairly well considering my harsh growing conditions, it has multiplied well. Sorry I didn't measure the scapes but they were a good height, it does not get a high bud count, but most of the blooms are well formed and very striking.

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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Raven
Nov 3, 2015 12:09 PM CST

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I have been growing Destined to See for 10 years. It was slow to get established- like 3 years- but once going, it has done well and been divided a couple of times. It was my favorite for years and is still in my top 5. The bud count is low but the flower makes up for that. It is a low one so I have it positioned near the front of 2 beds. It is one I plan to always have.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 20, 2017 8:46 AM CST
I bought 5 (single) fans of Destined to See in 2015.
They bloomed that same Summer and did so very reliable every year since Thumbs up

As I have mentioned in another post, somehow single fans seem to struggle a lot more than double fans or clumps: they hardly multiply Thumbs down
So, if possible at all I don't buy SF's anymore. Perhaps others have different experiences?

Destined To See has multiplied from 5 to 7 fans in 2 years. I would have liked that to be more..
Apart from that it is doing ok: I had 7 scapes this year, 14-16 flowers per scape.
First flower was on the 11th of June, last flower on the 14th of July Thumbs up
The scapes were 22" high and on the short side, flowers measured 6".

Definitely a daylily for the front of the border where the flowers can show their pretty faces! Lovey dubby


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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
May 27, 2018 10:20 AM CST
Destined To See is a very nice garden daylily! These are pictures of Destined To See in its first year on my garden. Bloomed the first year. Big, strong, and distinctive blooms. Large blooms are on short scapes. However, by growing Destined To See in a large container, it makes the daylily seem much taller. Do not think it has ever reached its registered height.
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Pretty eyes!
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2018 blooming in 97 degree heat, light shade occasionally throughout the day.
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Here is a baby fan I pulled off last fall. Now its first bloom ever in 97 degree heat... Allowed a little paler eye.
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This is a daylily I consider worthwhile to grow in my garden, which can be a difficult environment. Consistently has a good garden presence.

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