Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Black Eye

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dec 13, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Black Eye' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1984 by Goldner.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1993

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Black Eye')
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Dec 13, 2017 6:30 PM CST
I bought one Black Eye plant from Stauffers of Kissel Hill, a local garden center that used to grow a huge repetoire of daylilies because one of the owners loved them. After that owner retired, all the home-grown daylilies were sold, and that was the beginning of my daylily collection.

Black Eye is a favorite of mine because I love its flowers. My photos have not gotten their lovely contrasting colors quite right, although I have tried on both cloudy and sunny days. I began dividing the original clump in 2015, so the daughter clumps are still small. Black Eye doesn't bloom very long; bud count and branching are not especially impressive. But I keep it anyway for the sake of its lovely flowers, and I think it would work well it in more places in my gardens.
Carol H. Sandt

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