Well, I will find out if they come back before long, I am sure. If they don't, I guess it just opens up 2 spots to add some other cultivars to the raised bed.
I did add another one to that raised bed not too long ago. It is a diploid that kousa (Karen) sent me called, "Big Snowbird". Oddly enough the AHS and ATP databases don't say what it's plant habit is. So I don't know if it is an ev, sev, or dormant. I think that is the first time I've noticed a plant listed without that.
All the plants I received this past year arrived with their foliage cut very short. It didn't take them long to grow out some very nice foliage. I think most will like it here in Florida. I have another smaller bed with 8 more cultivars in it. That is the extent of the registered daylilies that I have (50 total). All the other daylilies I have are seedlings. Which is somewhere between 300-350 if I count the recent sprouted seedlings. I have some very nice crosses in those. Most of my seedlings are 2 years old or less, so they are still young plants. (My very first seedlings are older than that though.) And I lose some plants each year. I think those that disappear are dormants and don't like the heat of FL and the lack of cold Winters. But that is ok, because that is the whole point of growing seedlings and registered daylilies ... to figure out what will grow well here. But I do hate losing something that I was excited about. Especially one that I never got to see at least bloom first. Riot on the Kindergarten Bus disappeared completely. It came perfectly healthy, was planted up in a pot, and promptly died. I have no idea what happened. I never got to even see a single bloom. But it might just have been one of those cultivars that can't handle the heat here in FL.
My avatar photo is one that I may register and name in honor of my sister. But guess what? It appears to be a dormant. It nearly disappeared this Winter, too. Am hoping that it also comes back and produces more fans and lots of blooms. Isn't that weird? It's siblings are not going dormant. Naturally, with my luck, it is the only one with a possible dormant gene from those seedlings of that cross! Sheesh! My luck has not been good with plants I'm considering for registration.