Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: So Many Stars

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 8, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'So Many Stars' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1999 by Kaskel.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2007

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'So Many Stars') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'So Many Stars')
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 8, 2018 6:16 PM CST
I added this plant back in June 2015, it was ordered out of California and has been a star in my garden. Last year was the best year so far, but I dug up and raised all the daylilies in that bed along with a few more beds down in the bog. The plants had pulled themselves down some, and I had added mulch that had decomposed around them and they needed to all be raised up. Hoping it will not have to adverse an effect on them this year.
I took a lot of photos of 'So Many Stars' last year, and just realized I had not added any of them to the database. I will fix that.
Beautiful blooms well above the foliage, reblooms, good rust resistance, and has multiplied fairly well here in my garden.
First blooms of the season last year.
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A much whiter looking bloom:
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A nice group of blooms.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Mar 8, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Typically, I don't care for eyed daylilies, but So Many Stars really caught my eye at a local hybridizers garden and I couldn't help myself, I had to have it. It's just a really pretty flower, there's something about it.

It's petals are a little thinner than I usually like, but that, too, I have made an exception for. I find that, in certain conditions, the petals have a somewhat unique and very beautiful opalescent look, which I attribute to the thin nature of the petals.

SMS is one of the taller daylilies in my garden and, although the scapes aren't particularly thick, it holds it's own with no problem, never drooping.

For hybridizing, So Many Stars isn't a superb pod parent; thus far, it really doesn't like setting pods--I pollinated every bloom on it over a period of three years, so I can speak definitively on that!--but it seems to be a slightly better pollen parent, with what little I used it's pollen. (Not being a fan of eyed daylilies, I rarely used it's pollen, so my data with it as a pollen parent isn't the best.)

So Many Stars doesn't bloom over a long season in my garden, but when it does, it is beautiful. So far, So Many Stars has been a worthwhile daylily in my garden, no plans to just it any time soon. I would recommend it to others.

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