Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Atlanta Moonlight

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Feb 17, 2018 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Atlanta Moonlight' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1982 by Petree.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1985

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Atlanta Moonlight')
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Feb 17, 2018 8:18 PM CST
Atlanta Moonlight has been in my garden for quite a few years. It's done very well here in zone 5. I love the bright yellow color. I have it in a location where it gets partial shade and the yellow glows.

Here are some siblings from Celebration of Angels X Atlanta Moonlight:
Thumb of 2018-02-18/petruske/0c1d2e

Ohio (Zone 5a)
Feb 18, 2018 2:46 PM CST
Atlanta Moonlight was one of the very first daylilies that I bought, and I had
it in my Ohio garden for more than 10 years. It is very hardy, and it increased
very well here. It is a pale lemon color rather than a bright vivid yellow, and
having dormant (deciduous) foliage was very nice. The flowers are a full 6"
and only decrease slightly in the later blooms. It is pod fertile, and the scapes
are at the registered height of 27 inches. Scapes are sturdy and above the
foliage, but this plant will begin to die down fairly soon after it blooms which
makes it a really nice selection for later blooming companion planting in
northern areas. There are a good many selections in the Atlanta series and
every one that I have ever had were worthy in every way. Thumbs up
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Feb 18, 2018 4:30 PM CST
I agree What @Deryll said... I agree

I first saw Atlanta Moonlight in the 90's at Harry and Betty Harwood's Display Garden in Chico, CA. It was growing next to a clump of its sibling Atlanta Simplicity in light, high shade under large oak trees and was spectacular. I bought both soon after, and still grow them. It's no accident that every image in the database shows a well-formed, correctly-opening flower, it's very consistent here.
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