Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Etched Eyes

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 28, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Etched Eyes' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1994 by Kaskel.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2003
Honorable Mention: 1999
RWM: 2002

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes')
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mantisOH
Mar 28, 2017 7:55 PM CST
An early bloomer here. Lovely softer yellow with prominent eyezone. Can wilt in heat. I would guess that it is a bit tender farther north, but hardiness factors are not always consistent with zones. Many cultivars that growers say do well farther north have failed here. Probably lack of consistent snow cover is one factor. Most years Etched Eyes has done well here.




Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 28, 2017 8:47 PM CST
I bought Etched Eyes bare root last spring from an Ontario daylily supplier. It grew very well last summer and flowered its first season in my garden. I love the soft yellow colour and the beautiful eyezone. This will have been its first winter in my garden, so I don't know its winter hardiness yet. My garden always has good snow cover, so I am hoping it will do well. I will update this thread later in the season once my daylilies start growing this spring. I still have several inches of snow over my gardens.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Mar 28, 2017 9:24 PM CST
This daylily has been in my garden for around six years or more, it is totally hardy here, increases well it blooms early in the season. I have not counted the buds but it seems to have plenty of blooms to enjoy. I have not noticed that it wilts of course it is not real hot here when it blooms.
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Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 5a)
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Ina
Mar 28, 2017 10:37 PM CST
I have had Etched Eyes in our zone 5 garden for 3 years now. It was a bargain purchase/rescue at a local nursery. It was in pretty rough shape at the end of the season. For $2. it was worth a try. Planted and it was basically do or die. It has increased nicely and is an early bloom. It did re-bloom for me as well. I have it in an open area that the wind blows thru in the winter but also gets lots of snow cover.
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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Mar 29, 2017 11:56 AM CST
It is a pretty early bloomer,and is hardy here in zone 6b.
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Apr 9, 2017 5:04 AM CST
This is one of my earlier daylily acquisitions, I find it quite striking, even my hubby who's not a daylily person has commented he likes this one.

I did move it a couple years ago and it resented being transplanted. I don't think it was getting as much sun though so that may be part of the reason.

Prior to that it made a very nice clump and the flowers have nice substance. Hoping for better things this year, since I moved it again last fall.

Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Feb 25, 2018 11:40 AM CST
touchofsky said:I bought Etched Eyes bare root last spring from an Ontario daylily supplier. It grew very well last summer and flowered its first season in my garden. I love the soft yellow colour and the beautiful eyezone. This will have been its first winter in my garden, so I don't know its winter hardiness yet. My garden always has good snow cover, so I am hoping it will do well. I will update this thread later in the season once my daylilies start growing this spring. I still have several inches of snow over my gardens.

Update
Etched Eyes came through the winter of 2016/17 just fine. It has begun to clump up well and looked healthy, although it did not bloom during the 2017 season. We had a very late, cold spring, so that may have played a part. We will see how it does during the 2018 bloom season.

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