Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Daring Deception

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 9, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Daring Deception' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1994 by Jeff Salter. Jeff and Elizabeth Salter hybridize at Rollingwood Garden in Gainesville, Florida.

More information can be found on the Salter's Rollingwood Garden website:

Daring Deception is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It is listed as having a rust susceptible rating of 2.7. It has earned the following AHS awards:Honorable Mention: 2005 and NRS: 2008. It is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 75 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Daring Deception')
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Name: Ginny G
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Sep 9, 2016 7:37 PM CST
I've had Daring Deception for many years and even brought a clump with me when we moved. I have it planted in front of my Annabelle Hydrangea and beside Gordon Biggs and love the color contrast. I haven't had rebloom at this house but I'm keeping track of it.
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It really is in this picture tucked behind Gordon Biggs. Thumbs up

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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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Sep 9, 2016 7:43 PM CST
I have owned Daring Deception for a couple of years now and have been quite happy with its performance in my 5b garden.

It has increased quite nicely and bloomed for several weeks this summer.

I have been much happier with this flower than its sister plant Daring Dilemma.

Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Sep 9, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Very vigorous. Grows like a weed--a nice weed. Rebloomed here. Of course, the color is not so exciting as when it was introduced.

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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
Sep 10, 2016 4:53 AM CST

Daring Deception has been in my garden since '04. It grows well and has been moved/divided several times in the last 12 years. It reaches the 24" as registered here. The bud count is not high but the blooms are nice, always consistent in color and form, always open well. I don't know about pods and pollen. It does not rebloom for me.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Sep 10, 2016 6:03 AM CST
I had this one as well as Daring Dilemma for several years. Daring Deception always did so much better & I really liked it. Daring Dilemma died one year during a drought, & lost Daring Deception last year from voles. Started to pick up a replacement for Daring Deception this year but passed it up. I later regretted my decision & they didn't have any more. It did rebloom a couple of years, & set pods easily. Increased nicely.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Sep 10, 2016 7:28 AM CST
I have had Daring Deception for several years and it is a good performer in my northern garden. It does well even with dappled shade from nearby pine trees. I set pods on it this year without problem. All in all, a good garden performer for me.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Sep 11, 2016 10:45 PM CST
Daring Deception was bought after I read an article about "daylily 500". It took a couple tries to get the correct plant which eventually I got from Gilbert Wild. The other source sent me an unknown plants which I still have. They both do well despite being planted on the north side of an old well. Daring Deception has rebloomed a few times.
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Sep 13, 2016 11:42 AM CST
I've had Daring Deception for about 7 years. Always has been a consistent bloomer and increased well. Flowers well above the foliage and it bloomed for an extensive period of time - long enough that I never looked to see if it was reblooming, it was just always there from sometime in April until late June. My sister-in-law came and helped me with feeding horses and such when my husband was in the hospital and she fell in love with the daylilies. I offered her a couple of them to take home to their tiny, little condo garden. She chose Midnight Magic and Daring Deception. Both had multiplied well, so she got a healthy chunk to take back to Orlando. Both have done well there too. It is kind of a peachy pink in my garden.
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Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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Sep 13, 2016 4:20 PM CST
I've had Daring Deception for 4 years, It's a big clump and is always full of blooms for months. Due to our late to get going warm temps, it takes a few weeks of blooming for the blooms to fully open. Not the plants fault, it's our weather. I loved it at first , but my tastes change every 3 minutes so I am going to remove it. Not because of any fault with it, I just don't like it much anymore. It is pink here with a maroon eye. It does not rebloom here.
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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Mar 21, 2019 5:59 PM CST
I have had for at least 10yrs it is ok grows well but not fast. haven't had rebloom color is nice just not real excited over it any more it will stay unless I really need the space.

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