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PlantFiles: Daylily
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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Mainer 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.

Positive Sherlock221 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!

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


Positive ginbyers 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!

Neutral Melissa_Ohio 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.

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

Beautiful lily.


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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