Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Crown of Creation

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Apr 5, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Crown of Creation' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1998 by Rice-J..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2007

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Crown of Creation')
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Apr 5, 2016 9:06 PM CST
I have long loved this cultivar, produced by the grand tooth maker himself, John Rice. Seeing it in a clump is breathtaking! I have had it planted along the sidewalk for many years, and it stops folks in their tracks! Was a great song and album cover by the Jefferson Airplane, too...but that might be showing my

Great plant!
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Irises Dahlias Sempervivums Hostas Region: Kentucky
Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Art Lilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 6, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Blooms are beautiful but it never doubles for me despite being registered that way.
I have a few seedlings from it I hope to see bloom this year.

Love what you teach and teach what you love!
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
Frogs and Toads Birds Roses Region: United States of America Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Apr 6, 2016 1:08 PM CST
This one is still getting established in my garden this year it should show off. I have some other Rice daylilies in my garden and they do well here in my northern area.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
Apr 7, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Thanks for sharing !!! She's so beautiful !!!
(Zone 6a)
Apr 7, 2016 4:08 PM CST
I agree it's beautiful! Another one to add to the want book, 3 pages is more than a list. Whistling

Steve, It could just be telling people that you have good taste in music. We don't need to think about age, unless it's our seedlings. Hilarious!
Name: Edith
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Organic Gardener Roses Daylilies Bookworm Composter Foliage Fan
Heucheras Cat Lover
Apr 19, 2016 9:43 AM CST
This is one of my favorites, performs very well in California, although not doubling. Usually starts early June, sometimes reblooms.
John Rice himself gifted me one fan, when we visited his greenhouse. The poor plant was housed in a pot for ten years, it finally got planted in the ground , so I am expecting even better performance this year.

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