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Hemerocallis 'Chance Encounter'

Family: Hemerocallidaceae (hem-er-oh-kal-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Chance Encounter
Hybridized by Stamile
Registered or introduced: 1994
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Reblooming (Re)

Flower Size:

Large (more than 4.5" diameter)

Blooming Habit:

Diurnal (diu.)

Extended (ext.)

Flower Type:


Bloom Color:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Color Patterns:



Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Foliage Habit:

Dormant (dor.)



Awards (if applicable):

Stout Silver Medal Runner-up

L. Ernest Plouf Award (or runner-up)

Award of Merit (or runner-up)

Honorable Mention


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Geyserville, California

San Jose, California

Maitland, Florida

Moline, Illinois

Mc Gregor, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Lancaster, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Cut Bank, Montana

Auburn, New Hampshire

Sandown, New Hampshire

Hilton, New York

Rochester, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Mandan, North Dakota

Felicity, Ohio

Lynchburg, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Kreamer, Pennsylvania

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Hixson, Tennessee

Vidor, Texas

Cathan, Washington

Marion, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 20, 2009, Mainer from Durham, ME (Zone 3a) wrote:

Lovely bloom when it fully opens but it more often than not sticks or does not fully open. Did well surviving the winter in the raised wooden bed of the maltese cross border. So far I prefer it's child, Absolute Treasure for it opens well in cooler climates.


On Jul 4, 2008, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:

STUNNING daylily! This one stopped me dead in my tracks! Huge flower, gorgeous shape and amazing color. Heavy substance. Some blooms were a very deep rose color and some had more purple mixed in. Highly recommend this beauty!


On Jul 31, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:



On Jun 8, 2004, ginbyers from Kendall, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Absoltuely beautiful daylily, opens well in Rochester, NY. Easy pod parent. Multiplies fast for me, from 3 fans to 10 in two years!


On Jun 3, 2004, Melissa_Ohio from Southwestern, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful flower, but slow to open for me some mornings, sometimes it gets "stuck" halfway open.


On Nov 7, 2002, FLGator from Valdosta, GA wrote:

Beautiful lily.