Daylilies forum: hoping for some help in id'ing this daylily

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signet
Feb 25, 2018 11:46 PM CST
I am hoping someone here can help me id a daylily that was sold to me as Storm of the Century. I checked the image database and it is obvious that the plant I have is NOT Storm of the Century. I am hoping someone here will recognize this daylily as it is quite distinctive ,but I have no idea where to start to try to track down the real identity. The seller is no longer in business so I cant inquire there .

Any help is much appreciated .
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Feb 26, 2018 3:41 AM CST
It might be 'Key to My Heart', it looks a lot like the photos of that one that I have seen.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 26, 2018 5:36 AM CST
It does look quite a bit like Key to My Heart. Do you know the height or bloom size? Does it consistently have that wide white edge? You may also want to check out pics of Roses in Snow and Mama's Cherry Pie in the database. I used to have Roses in Snow and sometimes it would get a very wide white edge like yours. Mama's Cherry Pie is also one that shows a wide white edge at times.
Vickie
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signet
Feb 26, 2018 9:01 PM CST
Scatterbrain and Blue23Rose. Thank you Thank You! both for your input and suggestions .

First, yes. this plant always has the wide whitish edge, it is approximately 24 to 25 inches tall. I just checked the info on my picture and the picture was taken 26th of July so it is a mid season bloomer here in S.W. Ontario Canada .

I only added Roses in Snow last season so hope to see a more mature version of it this season but if it is anything like last years few blooms I would have to say this one is definitely not Roses in Snow .

That being said I am torn between both of the other suggestions . I would have to say that to my eye this plant looks more like Key to My Heart , really the only discrepancy I can see is KTMH says it is an Early bloomer and my plant is a mid season bloomer.

I will be watching this plant more closely this year to nail down specs. Thank you again for your suggestions
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Feb 27, 2018 3:18 AM CST
I find that daylilies bloom at different times in different areas, I have had daylilies that that are listed as late bloomers that have been the first to flower here; I think that daylilies once they acclimatise to an area bloom when the conditions are right for them which isn't necessarily at the same time as in the hybridisers area.

When I have passed on divisions to friends we sometimes get bloom on the same cultivars at different times even though we are only 3 miles apart and they have come from the same plant.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 27, 2018 10:57 AM CST
I agree with Nikki on bloom season. It definitely depends on where you live.
Vickie
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Frillylily
Feb 27, 2018 10:18 PM CST
Some sellers keep a website up even if they are no longer selling. They may keep a list of what they sold?

I have key to my heart, but it seems more orange/brown red than the pink/cherry color here.




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Frillylily
Feb 27, 2018 10:20 PM CST
well scrap my entire comment lol, I tried to find a photo, and I guess senility kicked in. I do not have key to my heart, I DO have with all my heart, so sorry, can't say!
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robertduval14
Feb 27, 2018 11:12 PM CST

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I was going to suggest perhaps 'Stolen Treasure'...but after looking through the photos of the one I have growing here the colors are just a bit off...

Name: Betty
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Betja
Feb 28, 2018 1:16 AM CST
Sorry I cannot help you, but it's a beauty!

Betty
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Feb 28, 2018 6:52 AM CST
This type of eye/edge coloration can be highly variable. It seemed to become "a thing" in the mid 80's with the introduction of Moldovan's 'Avante Garde'. Browsing its kids in the database, I found another possible match for your plant in Peat's 'Still Dreaming'. Searching around through further generations might produce more potential matches.

Sayers' 'Passions Promise' and Hansen's 'Calgary Stampede' have a similar eye/edge pattern—their pedigrees and offfpring might provide some clues.


Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 28, 2018 3:23 PM CST
Wow. Still Dreaming really is a close match too.
Vickie
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signet
Feb 28, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Thanks so much for all the suggestions everyone. I do already grow Calgary Stampede so it's not that one. Passions Promise is possible from the look of it but appears more orange and yellow than deep pink and white . I did find an old web page the grower has left up on the net .....he didn't have Stolen Treasure or PP listed .Actually he doesn't have any of the plants discussed here in these posts listed at all
So frustrating.
I appreciate all the suggestions.
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signet
Feb 28, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Blue23rose ,oh my, maybe that is it. Peat actually lives about 2 hours from me and this plant could have been an auction plant at something like the Can-am daylily event held near Toronto every year.The seller could have got it there. That one looks most like mine out of all the suggestions. I will have to check this summer for the wire gold edge mentioned in the description. Hurray! Thumbs up Thank You!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 28, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Hi signet, if you are talking about Still Dreaming' it was actually Ken (califlowers) who suggested that. Just want to give credit where credit is due Smiling

I don't know if this bears any weight, but the first two letters of Storm of the Century and Still Dreaming are "ST". Is it possible the seller got the two mixed up?
Vickie
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signet
Feb 28, 2018 10:06 PM CST
Vickie, I would guess anything is possible , the seller wasn't particularly organized it seems and sent 7 plants I had ordered ,3 of which turned out to be incorrect plants . This was one of them . Needless to say I never ordered from there again . Now they no longer sell daylilies. I checked the old website again but they don't have Still Dreaming listed either .

My apologies for crediting the wrong person . Thank you Califlowers (Ken) for the suggestion of "Still Dreaming".
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Legalily
Feb 28, 2018 10:17 PM CST
Daylily pictures on Facebook are showing bi-tones right now and I've seen several this color. You might want to check it out.
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Legalily
Feb 28, 2018 10:28 PM CST
Daylily pictures on Facebook are showing bi-tones right now and I've seen several this color. You might want to check it out. I found these.
Just a While Longer
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scflowers
Mar 1, 2018 1:17 AM CST
Signet,
I have grown Key to My Heart for many years. Your photo is spot-on for it. In cooler temps, the wider whitish edge will appear and the darker pink of the eye will not be quite as large as with warmer temps. While identifications can't be 100% unless you buy the real thing and compare side-by-side, my two cents worth is your cultivar is Key to My Heart because 1) It is widely grown and 2) has been around for a while. It would make sense that if it was purchased for $15 or less it is more likely to be KTMH and not some of its more expensive, newer progeny.

If you are interested, I may be moving my KTMH clump this spring and can send you a fan or two to make a comparison...

Take a peek at all the pictures of Key to My Heart in the database here...it is distinctive, but also variable (caused by different temps & humidity levels). Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Key to My Heart')


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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Mar 1, 2018 2:58 PM CST
Just found this one too, called "Altered State".

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