Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Indian Sky

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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Apr 24, 2018 6:01 PM CST

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'Indian Sky' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1963 by Farris.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Indian Sky')
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 27, 2018 5:06 PM CST
I got this one from stilldew last fall. It settled in well and is up and green this spring. I'll update later in the season when I have more to share.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
May 6, 2018 11:07 AM CST
I received 2 fans from Stilldew last September 2017. Planted them in a rectangular container.

Today it produced it's first bloom. A stunning bloom!!! This first bloom is larger than the hybridizer's stats. It has increased from 2 fans to 6 fans in 9 months. The scapes are shorter than what the hybridizer measured, but that often happens when a cultivar is divided and transplanted. (The scapes will likely get taller over the next couple of years.) This is an older cultivar that I think should not be overlooked.

Stats:
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Bloom:
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I am impressed with the fan increase and also that it appears to be rust resistant. But the thing that gets me the most is the bloom! It is a real eye-catcher! I will definitely be using this one for hybridizing as well. I really like this cultivar a lot! Lovey dubby
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