Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Unending Melody

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 2, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Unending Melody' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 2000 by Jack Carpenter. Jack owned and operated The Lily Farm until he sold it to his nephew, Mark, in 2010. Story can be found here:

More information about Jack Carpenter can be found in this thread started by Char: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jack Carpenter" in Daylilies forum

Unending Melody is a mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It earned the Honorable Mention: 2004 AHS award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 30 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Unending Melody') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Unending Melody')
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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May 3, 2016 5:04 AM CST
Unending Melody blooms almost 4 weeks - from late June to Mid-July in my zone 6 garden. However, it only gets about 10-12 blooms per scape and has two way branching that you can see in the picture. Which surprises me because the AHS listing says that it has 6-way branching and 41-45 buds.

Although it hasn't multiplied very fast, sometimes that is a blessing, but I have had UM since 2011, so in general it really hasn't performed very well. Maybe it's my soil conditions Confused

With that said, I have not seen a bad bloom on UM. Each one seems to be unblemished. I also do not recall seeing rust on it.

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