Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Solar Music

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

'Solar Music' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1993 by Whatley.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2002
XLD: 2005

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Solar Music')
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Jan 13, 2018 7:20 AM CST
SOLAR MUSIC is a tall plant with large flat yellow flowers. It is one that I recognize anywhere. Handles Zone 5 without any problems. I have many yellows and golds and this is one of my favorites. Mr. Whatley certainly made distinctive yellows. I will always have this one in my garden. I highly recommend it.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jan 14, 2018 12:23 PM CST
bud count? fragrance?
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Jan 14, 2018 2:10 PM CST
I get a bud count of about 15 and there is a slight fragrance. I think all daylilies have a slight fragrance. Only a few have a stronger fragrance. But my sniffer has been known to not work very well, as my wife would accuse me of not being able to smell poopie diapers.

Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Jan 14, 2018 8:28 PM CST
Solar Music does well here. It blooms for a long time with multiple blooms on most days. Large flower with green throat. This flower can be spotted from a long distance.
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jan 14, 2018 8:47 PM CST
As a cautionary note, let me note an observation in another forum: "SOLAR MUSIC drives me crazy because it takes so long to open, has never been its registered height, and has very few blooms here." Another forum member seconded the opening observation. As for bud count, I do know that having transplanted some of my plants to an estate garden, the bud count is much higher in virgin soil.
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Jan 15, 2018 12:30 PM CST
This past spring was my first year with Solar Music. I had it in a pot, but have since ground planted. I loved the large blooms, but it did reach the registered height or bud count. I'm sure that was due to the fact that it was new to me. I got eight blooms, but they were beautiful. I later realized that is registered as a dormant. I love a large yellow plant with a nice green throat, but a lot of them are dormant. Not sure if it will last here in zone 8a with mild winters.

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