Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Mandalay Bay Music

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
May 30, 2017 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Mandalay Bay Music' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2001 by Salter.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2009
Honorable Mention: 2004

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mandalay Bay Music') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mandalay Bay Music')
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Bedmaker
May 30, 2017 6:26 PM CST
I love this daylily. In my garden, it looks more like the middle picture. I was concerned about it being tender in my garden, but it does well. It is slow to increase though. When you have limited space, like I do, it does not bother me. It also tends to be taller than registered. It is pod and pollen fertile.

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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 30, 2017 8:32 PM CST
I actually planted this daylily in my garden yesterday!! Really anxious to see what it will do. I really liked the soft colors.
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
May 30, 2017 10:14 PM CST
I had it, and I liked the color and color pattern (it is hard to find nice tet lavenders), but I got rid of it earlier this year. The sepals tended to annoyingly stick out and sometimes kink, as opposed to recurving nicely. I'm also not sure that the blooms ever got to their registered size, but as the plant was in a pot, I have to finger that as the cause (the pot was probably drier than the ground would be).

I might have kept the plant despite the annoying sepals and smaller bloom size, but what got 'Mandalay Bay Music' punted from the garden was rust. It had some last year, it had more this year. It wasn't anywhere near the worst rust bucket that I have seen, but as I generally don't spray for rust, out it went. (I also got rid of its kid 'Calming Effect', which looks a LOT like 'Mandalay Bay Music', and similarly had rust issues.)

I will note that 'Wonder of It All', another 'Mandalay Bay Music' kid, is also rust prone here. (It is still here, mostly because I am trying to get a good near-white with more rust resistance from it.)
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
May 31, 2017 11:58 PM CST
It has done well here but is very slow to increase.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 2, 2017 9:11 AM CST
I have had this plant since June 2014. My 'Mandalay Bay Music' had bloomed out a few days ago so I waited until today to get a photo of the bloom. This plant has been moved twice in the past two years, not due to it's performance, but just due to not having placed in in a proper place in the beginning . The last move was within a couple of months so I am sure that has affected the plant and would be largely responsible for its underperforming stats.The photo is a rebloom, but it looks just like the original. It is a 5.5 inch bloom 32 inch average scape height, 11 buds, and two and three way branching. There were six scapes produced by that clump and it now has 5 rebloom scapes on it.
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