Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Open Hearth

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

'Open Hearth' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1976 by Ludlow Lambertson. Ludlow and his wife, Rachel, hybridize daylilies at "Art Gallery Gardens" in Lake Helen, Florida. See their website at: http://www.artgallerygardens.c...

Open Hearth is a mid-season bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1983 and JC: 1978. It is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 45 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Open Hearth')
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Jan 4, 2017 8:20 AM CST
Open Hearth does very well in my climate. I have moved it a number of times and the moves never seem to bother it. It is a good bloomer and gives nice big large plump seeds for a diploid. It does not fade in my climate and increase is fairly good. Seedlings from it tend to take its large open form. I have one seedling from it that I love because of its unusual color but bud count is not up to par. My caramel colored seedling from Open Hearth:

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Jan 6, 2017 8:33 AM CST
Open Heart has done well here. Poly's frequently and increase well. Bought mine after seeing pics of Cindy's blooms.
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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Jan 6, 2017 9:11 AM CST
My Open Hearth has done TOO well. It increases really fast so a double fan will quickly fill a clump. Eventhough I have divided several times in the last 3 years and gave them away, i still have a nice size clump from the original clump that I have.

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