Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Hakuna Matata

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 20, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Hakuna Matata' is a dormant diploid introduced in 2007 by Schaben.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2011

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hakuna Matata')
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Sep 21, 2016 6:57 PM CST
I got Hakuna Matata in 2014 from a lady who sold daylilies out of her garden, and they were not skimpy when digging out the fans! I probably got between 8-10 fans for $15, so it is hard for me to tell how much it has multiplied in the last two years. Plus I have given some away and it is still a nice sized clump. I kept eyeing it from across her garden because it was early July and it was just getting going. Well for me, that is almost a late bloomer, so I just had to have it. I like the green throat against the lavender petals, too.

HM has wonderful 5 to 6-way branching and for me it gets about 25-30 buds. I noticed that AHS says 40-45 buds, but I don't believe it has done that for me yet.

In 2015, it bloomed from 7/5 to 7/26, a full three weeks. This year it started blooming 6/27 and kept going until 7/20. I have not had any rebloom on it.

The scapes are sturdy and hold up the branching well, which is good because it really does get at least 4 feet tall or taller.

I was able to set pods on it pretty easily; however, the seeds are still in the fridge.

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Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sep 22, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Great plant, it has all the attributes that it is registered with. Very fertile as a pod parent. Blooms late when many things are already done in my zone 5. A favorite.
Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
Sep 24, 2016 6:57 PM CST
just got home today from work and finally got on the computer, as with a lot of the day lilies that have come up as myself having it I just got it this year. besides being bred in Minn. which makes it real hardy it is a late bloomer which I like, but one of the real reasons was the name Hakuna Matata which as every one knows is the Walt Disney movie The Lion King. I took my youngest to that movie and hearing that name brought back fond memories of a long time ago when she was still young so I had to get it.

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