Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Charming Heart

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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'Charming Heart' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1979 by Wild.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Charming Heart')
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Oct 19, 2016 7:26 AM CST
Charming Heart has not done well at all in my garden. It blooms ok, but the plant has dwindled each year, I don't expect it to linger much longer, it is down to 2 small fans. It has never been as tall as the statistics show, only about 28" at most.
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Oct 19, 2016 7:53 AM CST
Charming Heart has done acceptably in 7A, but not particularly well. I planted it April 1 of this year, and it brought me a few blooms as of June 30, but just that...a few blooms. Like alilyfan, it didn't reach its height and grew to about 28". But it's a first year DL for me, so I'm waiting until next year to proclaim it as not a successful DL. It's a dormant, so I'll be interested to see how it does after this winter.
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Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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Oct 19, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Mine blooms reliably, if not profusely, in a less than ideal spot - shade most of the afternoon. It's not the most robust of daylilies for me, but it has beautiful blooms each year. Probably if I moved it out where it gets more sun, it would perform better.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Oct 26, 2016 6:06 AM CST
Charming Heart is planted behind my garage and it is in a spot that I neglect the most, sadly. It does fairly well with all my neglect and blooms well despite the fact that I never water it (my hose won't reach that far) and I hardly ever weed it. I am sure if I moved this plant to a better location that it would surge and do so much better.
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Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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Dec 3, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Charming Heart does so well here. I have a 4 year old one, very showy blooms. Many poly blooms on it too. One of my oldie favorites.
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Dec 4, 2016 8:37 AM CST
My 'Charming Heart' was a first year planted as a 4" seedling on April 1. It bloomed June 30, but only had about 3 blooms fairly low in the foilage before it gave up for the year. I can't blame it, as I planted it too crowded in a border. I have high hopes for it next year!

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