Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Will Return

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Will Return' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1983 by Spalding-W.M.. No further information on this hybridizer except there are 58 registered cultivars.

Will Return is a mid-season extended bloomer. It has a rust resistant rating of 1.0. It has earned the following AHS awards: DCS: 1988, Honorable Mention: 1987, and Award of Merit: 1990. It is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 27 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Will Return')
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 21, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Will Return has been in the garden for a few years. It has struggled with
Texas heat. It is short with a big flower. The flower just catches your eye
and makes you smile. It looks like you have a gigantic pansy waving at you! The pert cuteness of the bloom has me trying to figure out if it would like a different location in the yard. It does rebloom.

This is a picture of a rebloom with temperatures nearing 100.
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May your day be wonderful and happy!
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Sep 23, 2016 3:31 AM CST
The extended sepal at the bottom of this blossom of Will Return, is not typical, but the wrap around petals shown here, show up in the child of Will Return X Siloam Bo Peep, which is CAT DANCER! I was so excited to find that out this morning, when I saw that Will Return was the Daylily of the Day for yesterday. Out of curiosity, I looked at the images for the 27 children to find this marriage of two Daylilies that I have, resulted in one of my very favourite varieties, CAT DANCER. So, here are the parents, Will Return and Siloam Bo Peep:

And here are two photos of their child, CAT DANCER.

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