Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chinese Scholar

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Dec 14, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Chinese Scholar' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1990 by Salter.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chinese Scholar')
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Name: Susie
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4susiesjoy
Dec 15, 2016 7:57 AM CST
This daylily has been a disappointment to me and it may have to go. I've had it for several years and it hasn't increased much. It's rarely double and the single flower is unremarkable, perhaps it is to cold for it here. I will leave it one more summer and if it doesn't perform better I won't keep it.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 16, 2017 10:32 AM CST
I received 3 fans of this cultivar from a NGA Member in late August 2015. It bloomed briefly a year later, during the middle of June in 2016. I remember the bud count was low and the height of the scape was short. It's blooms were barely above the foliage. It is a hard to describe the color. Has red, deep orange, and light orange petals with a deep yellow throat.

June 2016:

From what I remember, the scapes only produced 2-3 buds each on 2 scapes.
Plant photo:
Thumb of 2017-07-16/beckygardener/540094

Bloom photos taken on 2 different days:
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This year it bloomed in July 2017:
Unfortunately, I did not write down the stats, but I did just check it. It has increased to 4 fans. It had 2 scapes with just 2 or 4 buds each. Very short scapes this year at 9" and 11". I did try hybridizing with it, one bloom has produced a pod. With the current heat factor, it will be interesting to see if this pod matures to give me some seeds. The main thing that keeps this plant in my garden is the double flowers, with a color I actually like. My goal is to hybridize it using a taller scaped cultivar that produces more buds/blooms.

2017 July photos:
Plant:
Thumb of 2017-07-16/beckygardener/350267

Bloom:
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