Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Royal Eventide

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Feb 8, 2018 6:01 PM CST
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'Royal Eventide' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1985 by Kirchhoff-D..

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Royal Eventide') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Royal Eventide')
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 8, 2018 6:15 PM CST
I have had this plant since 2015, it is a single form but always seems to have extra material that often makes it look more like a double. I can't recall a bloom that looked like a pure single bloom. This variety has been moved in my garden a couple of times. Not because of poor performance but just the opposite, this plant has formed the largest clump found in my entire garden. I plan to use this plant for some of my crosses this year because it has been such an outstanding performer, tons of blooms and scapes. The clump is so large I really need to divide it this year, but I may wait till fall. It will be interesting to see how many fans come from this clump.
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Look at the foliage on this plant, this was July when a lot of the plants are really looking a bit ratty, but the foliage here is still green and healthy looking, that is what I want my crosses to inherit. I am not a big fan of the bloom, but I think it could result in some interesting results.
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Name: Tina Petronek
Luverne, MN (Zone 4b)
Petronek
Mar 5, 2018 3:40 PM CST
Royal Eventide is not a peak performer in my northern garden. It is often splotchy and the color isn't clear. The photo I am posting is a nice bloom. This may be one that performs best in the south. I did move it MN when I moved from GA, 12 years ago. If memory serves me right, it looked much better there. If not, I probably wouldn't have brought it with me!
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 6, 2018 5:06 PM CST
I was just looking at this plant today, and it looks like pollen is very had to find on it, but I will try using it as a pod parent because it has many nice traits even If I don't like the bloom. The stamen seem to mostly merge into petaloids.
Found this on line: It seems to be a great description for 'Royal Eventide':
http://www.daylilymeadows.com/...
"Semi-double": Having only petaloids of some or, occasionally, all stamens. Usually the pistil is normal. Nearly all flowers of this class are potentially fertile in respect to some stamens and the pistil."
If you look close at the first three photos of mine posted in this thread you will see little evidence of the stamen.

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