Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Ming Porcelain

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jun 26, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Ming Porcelain' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1981 by Kirchhoff-D..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 1989
Honorable Mention: 1985
JC: 1981
LAA: 2001

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ming Porcelain')
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jun 26, 2017 7:18 PM CST
I received this plant back in Oct. 2015. It has done well here. It has formed a nice clump. It had an early bloom in 2016 on March 13th. But I think this year is more normal for the plant. The first bloom came this season on April 4th 2017. It has been blooming almost everyday since. These are reblooms in the photo, I pulled 13 old dead scapes. The scapes averaged 33 inches tall, the blooms are 5 inches, most of the scapes had two way branching three had three way branching, and there were an average of 12 buds per scape. These photos were taken this evening.
'Ming Porcelain':
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Name: Kim Krodel
CT (Zone 6a)
Jun 26, 2017 8:19 PM CST
MP doesn't open full enough for my liking. Thick scapes, with heavy substance to the blooms (which could actually be a detriment to it opening). Hardy in my area, I just don't love it and its days are probably numbered in my garden. 😐
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Jun 29, 2017 11:25 AM CST
I received this CV in the spring at our local Daylily Society Club meeting. No real report to give, but it sure is a gorgeous face.

Here is a photo that I took back in May.
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Name: Edith
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 29, 2017 8:50 PM CST
I have grown this Dl for 22 years and have no plans for discarding it. I love it's subtle beauty and it' heat tolerance. One year after dividing the plant I didn't want to throw away the leftover fans so I stuck single fans into one gallon pots and the next spring those bloomed as well as those in the ground. Can't beat the vigor of these old timers!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
Jul 30, 2017 9:39 AM CST
I planted 'Ming Porcelain' on Oct. 15, 2015. Not sure how many fans, maybe four looking at the photo.
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Today I took these photos, there are over 25 fans in the clump, there are four rebloom scapes getting ready to bloom (counting the one with the bloom), and I found one new rebloom scape forming down in the foliage. As can be seen in the photo 'Ming Porcelain" waits till later in the day to fully open. It has the plainest bloom of almost any plant in the garden, but I still like it very much. I measured the single bloom shown in the photo as 5 inches. The scapes averaged only 24 inches tall, so a little shorter in my garden this year that the registered height.
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The first blooms on this plant opened this year way back on April 21st, and it has had a series of rebloom scapes since then. The plant only showed two way branching mostly and only averaged 6 buds per branch, but it does send up a good number of scapes so the low bud count and the low number of branches is not readily apparent during peak bloom.
The plants does show some rust (not sure there is a plant in my garden that does not show some rust at times) but it is in my opinion pretty rust resistant.

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