Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Half Moon Key

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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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Aug 25, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Half Moon Key' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Petit.

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Half Moon Key') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Half Moon Key')
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Aug 25, 2016 7:34 PM CST
A vigorous grower. Decent bud count. Glowing throat and attractive watermark. This year it was splotchy a lot, but it was an unusual year.

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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Aug 25, 2016 7:51 PM CST
This is a great plant. It does very well in my Zone 5 garden. Takes dividing well, as I seem to dig into it every year. It is splotchy for the first several blooms, but then it improves greatly. The bees do a good job of setting pods.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Aug 26, 2016 7:24 AM CST
This is still a young plant in my garden, but it did bloom and rebloom this year. I did have a scape to blast on the plant in early spring, one of only a few plants in the garden to do that. The scapes were very thick and held the blooms up high. Not a lot of buds on the plant this year, but hope for more next year.
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Foliage Fan Bee Lover Dahlias Hummingbirder Bulbs
Annuals Hybridizer Hostas Butterflies Hibiscus Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Aug 26, 2016 11:29 AM CST
It scape blasted badly for me the first few years I grew it but has stopped and is now very dependable and is in many ways a better plant than it's sibling BELLE COOK.

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