Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Sun Panda

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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'Sun Panda' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2009 by Culver-B..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2013

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sun Panda')
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Feb 10, 2016 9:12 AM CST
I don't have this one, but just wanted to comment that I find this particular color combo to a little difficult to match up and pair together with other dl and plants, other colors. It just seems to be a third wheel sometimes. But then I think that sometimes about the pastel pinks and those pink/purple eye combos too.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 10, 2016 10:28 PM CST
It's vigorous, but I haven't grown it long enough to discuss its merits.

Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Feb 11, 2016 2:51 PM CST
I've only had it one year and can't really say much about the performance in my garden because it hasn't established yet. It was late when I planted it, into October (zone 5b), but it survived an extremely cold winter and even bloomed last summer. I have seen it in other peoples gardens and in Bryan Culver's field, there it really stood out! I think they were larger than reported and very robust!
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Feb 11, 2016 3:02 PM CST
I have it in my garden. Was doing very well 2 years ago, then decided to move it clump and all late in the fall.
Well last year being a great growing year, it sulked and was half the plant than the year before. The colors are fine but , pod and pollen wasn't good as well.

Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
Feb 15, 2016 5:44 AM CST
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I have had Sun Panda in my garden since '14. It bloomed both summers here and survived the miserable '14/'15 winter so is very hardy. It has added fans both seasons and should be a good sized clump '16 summer. It stands up well to rain and is a stand out from a distance. Blooms are large and it blooms over a lengthy time for me. I love this one and definitely a keeper for me. Sorry for the fuzzy pic. I hope to be able to upload a better one next season.
Update 2017---At 3 years old, I consider this to now be mature. Bloomed from July 26 - Aug 30, reached 30" {less than registered} with a bud count of 20 with 4 way branching. It has increased to a large clump. Pretty amazing in a northern garden. I love this one. As for color, many others have already finished when blooms start on SP.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
Feb 15, 2016 9:22 AM CST
I see this is a canadian breed daylily, anyone know if any of the Culver daylilies do well down south?

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