Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Key to My Heart

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Key to My Heart' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1999 by Carr.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2002

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Key to My Heart') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Key to My Heart')
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Brookline, NH (Zone 5a)
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Sep 19, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Key to My Heart is slow to increase here in southern NH. Other than slow to increase, it's a fantastic daylily with beautiful bloom.
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Sep 20, 2017 4:23 AM CST
I grew KEY TO MY HEART for many years. I loved this plant. It increased well in my Zone 5 garden. I decided to get rid of it, because the outer petals would frequently "canoe". I wanted the blooms to lay flat and they would not. I would manipulate the bloom to be wide open to only find the outer edges to curl up. I suspect that the petals were not as thick at the edges and thus they curled. I loved the color and the hardiness. I would still grow it not for the canoeing.

Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Sep 20, 2017 11:36 AM CST
I still grow KTMH it grows well here, the coloring is lovely. I do agree with David about the canoeing which is a flaw IMHO. Perhaps this is not an issue in more southern climates.
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Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 7b)
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Sep 20, 2017 3:21 PM CST

I just received KTMH as a bonus plant and was adding it to my plant list today when I saw this thread! I was hoping to see what others thought of it as it's definitely a pretty one.

I wouldn't care for canoeing either so I hope it lays flat in 7b.


Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but the heart as well. ~~Sheila

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