Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chosen Love

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
May 15, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Chosen Love' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1970 by Maxwell-T..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 1976
Honorable Mention: 1973
JC: 1970

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chosen Love')
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
May 15, 2017 7:59 PM CST
Lots of good things to say about this daylily...

I bought this in 2011 (maybe '12) when my only requirement was that it had to be fragrant. I bought five fans and plopped them in, watered them a bit, and just let them go. I gave them my standard level of care, some water during drought, mulch and tried to keep the weeds at bay. I still have three clumps in situ, I transplanted a clump last fall and dug another this spring to share (cough-daylilyitis-cough). I got at least seven or eight fans from the clump. I'll check my notes, I might have actually recorded it...

The field clumps are wanting water... Ignore the fulva crowding them : )
Photo taken this evening...

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I like the form and color of CL, the way it looks pink-peach from a distance and shades a bit more pink-lavender up close. I don't have much for stats, other than I think it bloomed for 3+ weeks, always had a lovely fragrance, and I used its pollen with success last year.

I have an app this year that will help me keep track of stats this year!

Scout's motto: Be Prepared...
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
May 15, 2017 10:04 PM CST
I knew I had more goodies on the laptop...
CL flowered for 4+ weeks. Big color variation throughout the day.
This photo was taken July 3, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
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The one was taken Aug 5, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
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And just because I like this one...8-21-16 at 8:30 p.m.
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