Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Spacecoast Sea Shells

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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Feb 27, 2018 6:01 PM CST Admin

Background history:

'Spacecoast Sea Shells' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Kinnebrew-J..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2009
Honorable Mention: 2006
RWM: 2009

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spacecoast Sea Shells') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spacecoast Sea Shells')
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Feb 27, 2018 6:18 PM CST
This is one of the few plants I have that show an applique pattern. I had no idea what that was when I purchased this plant, at the time I paid $5.00 for a double fan or better. I have had the plant since March 2016, and it has been slow to establish here. Last season it did finally bloom and I took only a few photos. So I am thinking it had few buds and a short blooming period. I do think it is a beautiful bloom and I think this will be the year when it really starts to show its potential.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Feb 27, 2018 6:40 PM CST
I added this one last summer but so far no blooms. Hopes for this coming summer Crossing Fingers!
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 27, 2018 8:48 PM CST
Stunted scapes here. Slow growth. No patience for this evergreen.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Feb 27, 2018 9:16 PM CST
Good to know. I'll keep my eye on it.
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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Feb 28, 2018 9:38 AM CST
I tried this cultivar twice in my northern garden and both times it did not survive the winter. It was planted both times in my most protected evergreen bed. I think the freeze/thaw we experience in the winter is too much for this one.
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
Feb 28, 2018 9:55 AM CST
It reblooms here but it really does not like it in my northern Virginia (just outside of DC) garden.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Feb 28, 2018 12:32 PM CST
Hasn't increased since I got it 4 years ago, it has bloomed every year & the blooms are lovely, but few and far between, no rebloom.

Feb 28, 2018 6:00 PM CST
I have been growing Spacecoast Seashells in my South Western Ontario Canada garden for the last 3 years . I love the bloom but I can't say this one is a prolific bloomer or even a prolific grower. We had loads of rain late last winter and the water stayed on the surface for weeks and we went through many cycles of freeze/thaw. It took a toll on the plant's increase but truth be told , I was surprised it even survived. We get little to no snow cover most winters so the fact that this plant survived all it was subjected to last year speaks to some kind of hardiness.
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Mar 4, 2018 5:05 PM CST
A relatively new CV in my collection. It's a pretty face but too early to judge many of its characteristics. Almost lost it this winter, but it's starting to comeback. May relocate it to another area in the landscape.
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Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
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Mar 5, 2018 2:55 AM CST
I have had this one for about 3 yrs now. Does not like it here in zone 5. Bought as a double fan and so far increased to a triple. Very short bloom time but a beautiful applique flower and that is the only reason it is still in my garden. It has been a surprise every spring that it survived.
Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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May 24, 2018 11:17 PM CST
I've only got one fan, first bloom year s this year.
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