Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Open My Eyes

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 11, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Open My Eyes' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2001 by Larry Grace. Larry Grace hybridizes daylilies at Graceland Gardens in Newton, Alabama. For more information about his Daylily Gardens:
http://www.gracelandgardens.com/

Some interesting tidbits about Larry are mentioned on this blog thread:
http://47daylilies.blogspot.com/2012/04/larry-graces-daylili...

Open My Eyes is an early to mid-season bloomer. It has a rust susceptibility rating of 2.7. It has earned the AHS Honorable Mention: 2007 award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 82 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4805/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Open My Eyes')
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Dec 11, 2015 10:21 PM CST
I am not a big fan of eyes and edges will always have a home in my garden.It performs well in every way in my garden zone 6
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Dec 12, 2015 3:35 AM CST
It does very well in my garden. Opens well, is pod and pollen fertile, and shows minimal slicking in full sun. My only complaint is its height - I wish it were taller, but only because I have arthritis of the spine. It is a lovely daylily.



Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Dec 12, 2015 7:42 AM CST
Open my Eyes is a great performer in zone 6b South Central Kentucky. I have divided it twice in 4 years, it is a fast grower. I do not know if it is pod and pollen fertile yet but only because I have not used it. I love it and as soon as I decide what would be a good cross I hope to use it. It is a good bloomer and very hardy here, a keeper for sure.



springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Dec 13, 2015 1:50 PM CST
bloomed in the foliage-too short

frumpy looking but that is my opinion --if you are into frilly edges and all that , this is a nice one, it does have the prominent dark edging around it, almost heavy enough to say it is a border or a band of color, not just an edge. It also did not open well for me. I gave it away. It did have nice thick substance to the petals.
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
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Raven
Dec 23, 2015 4:29 AM CST

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This picture is the only one I have of this flower. Although it is a little blurry, one can see the color. I planted it late in August and this was the only bloom. I am excited about this one as I am partial to eyed daylilies so I will see next year how well it does in my zone. I am hoping first that it thrives and second, that it keeps the cream color instead of the yellowish of other pictures from other growers.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Dec 23, 2015 6:44 AM CST
I wonder if that cream color happens as the day wears on and the initial yellow bloom color fades? It is a beautiful cultivar!
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