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Nov 20, 2015 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Trahlyta' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1982 by Childs-F..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2004
Honorable Mention: 2001
LAA: 2009

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Trahlyta') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Trahlyta')
Nov 20, 2015 6:39 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
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Trahlyta is one of the first daylilies I purchased and before I became a daylily nerd. It has been a great performer and increases well. Love the color and size. This picture was taken in 2008. it was in mostly shade.
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Nov 20, 2015 7:06 PM CST
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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I hate to disappoint but I've only had this one for a couple of months. It survived shipping and transplanting without a hitch but I suspect I won't have performance information until spring/summer next year.

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Nov 20, 2015 9:27 PM CST
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Trahlyta is a beautiful diploid daylily, it is very hardy in zone 6b south central Kentucky. I have had it 3 years and I have divided it once in that time. It increases quickly, dividing it doesn't slow it down a bit.
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Nov 21, 2015 1:48 AM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Trahlyta is really two or three daylilies in one as the color can change through out the day. Some don't like that, but I think it's always a joy to see what pretty face greets me each day. It's been in the garden for a number of years and has multiplied well. Achieves the registered 30" height and 6-1/2" bloom here in zone 5a. I got some seeds from it this year. Crossed it with Marked by Lydia.
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Nov 21, 2015 6:40 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I have had Trahlyta for 12 years and I can't imagine not having it. It is a wonderful bloomer and very hardy in my northern climate. It increases rapidly and it grows true to its stats. I have never checked bud count on it but it does bloom for quite a long time. It is sunfast and fertile both ways, setting lots of pods.In the 12 years I have had it, I don't think it has ever not bloomed for me and it has been separated several times. Blooms have also opened well on cold nights for me. Love it!!!
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Nov 21, 2015 6:59 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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I had to add Trahlyta when I saw a presentation about naming and the story of the name was shared.

The plant grows well and the bloom is unique. Based on discussions and a data base search of the 113 children, Trahlyta passes that unique smokey eyezone on to offspring. I have not used it for hybridizing yet but plan to next year. I Would love to get ahold of the Tet version for hybridizing.
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Nov 21, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Trahlyta in my garden is not in the most optimal place. It gets several hours of shade, but it still manages to do okay, but it does not reach its full height. Bloom time is late June to mid-July.

I purchased it in 2010. This picture is from 2012. I am sure that with more sun, it would have increased more. But the foliage looks nice and healthy and you can see that the scape height is just barely over the foliage.
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Blooms open very nicely and I've rarely seen a bad bloom on it. This photo is from July 4, 2015. I just thought it was cute with the buds shooting off in the same direction.
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Nov 21, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
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This one is a beauty in my garden. It came in as a small df and has increased nicely. I have been growing it for only 2 years since summer of 2014 but it is one I love. It also sets good pods. A keeper.
Nov 21, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: NancyN
Massachusetts (Zone 7a)
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I was pleasantly surprised by Trahlyta, and have come to love it in my garden. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the grey-ish tint on the blooms, but it is so unusual, and lovely, and changes throughout both the day and the season. I was increasingly intrigued every time a bud opened. It does well here in my Zone 4 garden, reaching about 28" high with 6" blooms.
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Nov 21, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Name: Guybo
Blenheim, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Trahlyta is a great plant here in SW Ontario - strong bloomer, wind tolerant, fairly quick to multiply. All this and a pretty face too!
May the blooms be with you!

Nov 21, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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It does well here too, no winter protection. It has increased enough that I've given some away. Very distinctive colour.
Nov 22, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Unfortunately, I don't have a true local report, to report. Sticking tongue out

However, I will share this.

Earlier this year, I shared an idea about starting a Native American Heritage bed filled with Native American named CVs. See link: The thread "Native American Heritage Daylily Bed..." in Daylilies forum

I fell in love with the Trahlyta ever since I read the story shared by @Lilydaydreamer. Thank You!

This CV went to the top of my wants list and I obtained it thru the LA back in August. Yes, I know HOTT in August. I received a healthy plant and I soaked it in a systemic solution overnight to make sure it was plenty hydrated before potting. I divided a 6 fan clump, evenly and as mentioned before, potted it up. Both pots have responded very well and each has a new fan already. Loving the foliage and can't wait until I can see my princess bloom next year! You can bet I will share pictures, of her pretty face and of the planned Heritage bed as it grows...

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Nov 22, 2015 6:36 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Well, after reading the reports on Trahlyta it seems to do good from Canada down to Florida, so I think I am adding it to my want list. It does not show a Rust Resistant rating, but with several comments stating how good the foliage looks I am willing to give it a try.
Nov 23, 2015 7:05 AM CST
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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I was debating between Trahlyta and Purple Cheetah as they have a similar look. The Trahlyta was less expensive, but in the end I choose Purple Cheetah. I hope I didn't make a mistake!
Nov 23, 2015 8:48 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I still would like Purple Cheetah.
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Dec 6, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I don't have this cultivar (though it looks like one I need to have!). Instead, I have a child hybrid that I grew from seed in Fall 2009. The parentage was labeled Trahlyta x Chocolate Ripples. (I obtained the seed from Sandi - seedsower.) It has short scapes (which surprised me), mine currently only has maybe 4-5 buds - that are nicely spaced out - per branch on each scape, scapes have 3-5 branches, produced several scapes in the current clump, and has some of the best (rust-resistant) foliage of any daylily in my yard. Because of the beautiful blooms and great foliage, it will be staying in my yard! I may cross it with a taller scaped, rust-resistant cultivar this year. It also multiplies better than most of mine. Because of the shorter scape, it would be a great "front of the garden bed" cultivar to use.

I am waiting for it to multiply more, as I would like to divide it and transplant it to my front garden bed border. I'd like to do a whole row of this plant, with another cultivar right behind it that blooms at a different time. The foliage really makes me happy!

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Bloom (that looks a lot like Trahlyta - the pod parent). I love the heart-shaped throat pattern.:

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Aug 16, 2017 12:27 PM CST
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trahlyta is a beautiful daylily. I received enough to make two clumps.
One clump did not make it a year, but that was in an area where daylilies did not do well. The second clump has been a reliable and good bloomer. Trahlyta eyezone is always pronounced. It blooms mid towards the later end of daylily season here. It is getting alot of sun where it blooms. The flower does not spot but the heat can give it some unique looks.

These are typical blooms.
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These are typical of blooms that open in July.
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I have paired Trahlyta with a bright lilium, Matrix, and a bright purple salvia greggii
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Brings a smile to my face and I am extremely happy with Trahlyta!

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Dec 5, 2017 4:59 PM CST
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Here are some first year blooms from 2017 Holly Dancer x Trahlyta.

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Jan 2, 2023 10:03 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6b)
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I planted this in May of 2021. Unfortunately, by August it was gone.
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