Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Stephanie Returns

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Feb 7, 2017 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Stephanie Returns' is a dormant diploid introduced in 2006 by Apps-Blew.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns')
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Feb 7, 2017 11:36 PM CST

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I love, love, love the blooms on this plant. does have a couple of issues for me....

It is slow to increase for me, I have had the plant for at least 4 seasons and it has added only 1 fan in that time. My other gripe is that it takes until around noon for blooms to open fully. I have heard others report this one being a late opener as well.

Outside of those two issues it's a plant I like very much. I love reverse bi-colors...there are not enough good ones in my humble opinion. I also love the violet mid-ribs and dark pink veining, which really make this bloom stand out from other 'pinks' in my gardens.
Name: Mary
NW, KS (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Kansas Garden Photography Hybridizer Lilies
Jul 23, 2017 11:07 AM CST
I got Stephanie Returns mainly because it is my daughters name Lovey dubby . I purchased last fall (2016) and waited patiently for blooms. I did not get very many this season, which was disappointing. None the less the blooms were nice.

I have also learned to hold bloom photos and wait for the nicest before submitting!


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