Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Shores of Time

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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Shores of Time' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Stamile.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2010
Honorable Mention: 2007

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shores of Time')
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Nov 30, 2015 6:33 PM CST
I kept this one for 3 years and it just didn't do well for me. I gave it to my daughter who lives an hours drive away and it seems to like her soil much better.
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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Nov 30, 2015 11:18 PM CST
This was the most I ever paid for a daylily. The first one I was shipped was mislabled - apparent after I saw the blooms. Rats! I waited until next year and they shipped a replacement. It never flowered and then died over winter from rot (Caveat: I do grow in pots). The THIRD one I ordered survived winter and even put up multiple fans - enough that I could divide it. It bloomed that year too and the blooms were lovely and plentiful. Worth the wait. I could see what everyone was talking about. THEN the rust hit. This was my first and only year with rust and it hit Shores of Time particularly hard. I just couldn't sit there and watch it spread throughout the rest of my daylilies so I pitched all those lovely blooms. I remember at the time it was over 100 degrees and I had read that rust didn't like it that hot. Phooey! It sure did in my garden....I've often thought about adding it back (that's how pretty it was in my memory), but haven't done so yet. Maybe one day.......Maryl
Name: Marvin Davis
southeast Indiana (Zone 6a)
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Dec 1, 2015 1:35 AM CST
One of the most vigorous daylilies I grow here in Indiana. Masses of blooms and excellent increase. Of course we don't have the rust here but it has been also healthy in all other ways. No rot or wilt or yellowing of the scapes.
I remember when I first saw it bloom how impressed I was. For the first time, I actually thought progress was being made in getting rid of the tan underground coloring that had plagued the pinks for so long. That has been an uphill battle and many of the present day pinks still have some of it. But thanks to the dedicated breeders in pinks out there, we are almost out of the woods.

Bottom line. 'Shores of Time' has been a favorite from day one and easily sets pods if you are working with pinks. What's not to like.? It is not the largest bloomsize of pinks I have seen but makes up for that with other attributes. Neither is it a small bloom. Just perfect actually for the scape it sits on. You would be happy with it in your garden.
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Dec 1, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Shores of time is a good performer in zone 6b . It is always beautiful and blooms for a long time. It is pod fertile, I hope to have a few seedlings from it this next season. Consistent in color and bloom, one of my favorite pinks.
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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Dec 1, 2015 8:29 AM CST
It does well in my garden. Of course, rust is rarely a problem here. I love it, to me it is such a gentle looking flower, very feminine
Greencastle IN (Zone 5b)
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Dec 1, 2015 9:19 AM CST
I just added this one this past spring after years of seeing beautiful photos of it! I received 3 blooming size fans in a trade. I was thrilled when they bloomed for me. I was even more thrilled when it rebloomed this fall.

I was so thrilled with what I saw that I also purchased 2 fans from another source! They were smaller so did not bloom this year. Hopefully I will have 2 nice clumps of this one soon.

I would say mine was close to 24 inches tall foliage looked good. I did get rebloom this year. The 3 fans came from California so that could make a difference. Will have to see if I get rebloom next year . I had 2-3 way branching. I did not make note of bud count. But I had blooms over two weeks both times it bloomed. No problem with rust here in my garden in Indiana.

I have never been a huge fan of pinks in general but I see this one staying for along time.
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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Dec 3, 2015 6:17 AM CST
I've had this plant for several years, I moved it to a sunnier location and it blooms very well for me. Very pretty flower, I have difficulty getting it to set pods though. Here's a photo from the end of July 2015.
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Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Dec 3, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Hey Jon,
I have had rust here from early on. SOT got it like all the rest of the daylilies in my garden (600+). I do not remember it standing out as being worse than any others, mainly because that first year---all the plants had it bad. In subsequent years it is almost as if the plants are developing some resistance to rust. The infection each year has been widespread throughout the garden (lending credence to the theory that it remains in the green parts of the EVR's and Sev's over winter). However, it has not been nearly as bad as that first year or two. Now it appears late in the season---and accounts for a greater portion of summer dormancy than I used to have. It can , to a small degree, effect the scape/flower performance of the late bloomers---but really has not been the problem we all thought it would be when it first appeared. I spray as little as I can--and only for bad bugs---and only if they get really out of control. The few plants that were especially hard-hit by rust (Ed Brown)---have ceased to exist, and will not be repurchased.
Shores Of Time is definitely one of my Favorite daylilies. I affirm that it is one of the best pinks around--with the added bonus of that great White-gold edge. The flowers open very flat with few hang-ups---despite the round, fullness of the flower. It grew and bloomed well for the first couple years---but then started a slow downhill course. I thought it was "one of those"---but then finally realized that the place where it was planted had become much shadier (probably due to extraordinary high amounts of rain the past four years here---and higher CO2 in the atmosphere). The trees have grown an average of almost ten feet in the past five years. That is impressive growth--especially for the hardwoods---and has led to areas of fairly deep shade where none existed just seven years earlier. I dug it up and potted it in some great soil---and moved it to a full-sun place two years ago. It has subsequently come roaring back--and will, I am sure, produce a great abundance of flowers that is long-awaited--and will be much appreciated.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Dec 3, 2015 9:52 AM CST
I purchased Ed Brown specifically for the 1.3 rust resistance rating, hope it does not turn out to be prone to rust here. Good to know before obtaining the plant, that 'Shores of Time' does not adapt well to the shade.
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Dec 3, 2015 4:51 PM CST
I've grown Shores of Time for about five years, and it's a favorite here.

The first scape is a little early for my climate, so the blooms aren't that fancy, but the flower opens early and well enough so that they're still a quality flower. The second set of scapes are the real showoffs, exhibiting very nice ruffling and color. Then it typically throws one last set of scapes emerging in mid-to-late August through the middle of September, and when these start to bloom a month later, they're almost just as nice, even though the weather is cooling off.

Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Dec 3, 2015 7:35 PM CST
The year that 'Shores of Time' was introduced, I'd ordered several other plants from the Stamiles but not this one. However, Pat sent it as a bonus with a note that I should grow this one, as it was one of his best that year, so it got planted in a special place ( and its still there!) and I always noted its performance, thinking, if Pat thinks this is a good plant, it surely must be. It has proven itself over the years and has made a huge clump. I don't think I've divided it since it got here, my goodness how time passes. The color here ( usually I photograph early AM) is usually the deeper pink like Greg Bogard's images above when I photograph it. Good bud count, good scapes, blooms open well here, and although pink, the shade of pink is unique. Love this one - a worthy garden plant in this climate!

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just south of Winnipeg, Manito (Zone 3a)
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Oct 26, 2017 12:59 PM CST
I planted some fans here in 2010, but lost them to rot in spring of 2015. I replanted in 2016, for lovely bloom in 2017. Fingers are crossed. Average bloom date here is July 24-25.
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Aug 29, 2019 5:52 PM CST
Shores of Time was planted here in 2016. That first year, it seemed to languish so I moved it to another spot spring of '17. There were no blooms that season. Last season, blooms were blotchy. This year, 2019, it has come into its own blooming nicely. The height is only 20", bud count of 8 on 2 way branching. However, the blooms are a couple at a time so blooming lasts a few weeks. I now feel that this is a plant that takes quite a time to settle in. The color is lovely and consistent.
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