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Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Bloom Time: Early midseason (EM) Reblooming (Re)
Flower Size: Small (3" to 4.5" diameter)
Blooming Habit: Diurnal (diu.)
Flower Type: Single
Bloom Color: White/Near White Cream/Tan
Color Patterns: Eyezone
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Foliage Habit: Evergreen (ev.)
Awards (if applicable): Annie T. Giles Award (or runner-up) Award of Merit (or runner-up) Honorable Mention Junior Citation
I have four beautiful pandoras in the front of my house and growing around the windows. The two on the outsides are healthy and doing great! The two in the middle are slowly turning yellow (the leaves) what could be wrong??
This daylily really surprised me because I temporarily moved it into a shady spot by the house, I didn't think it would bloom there but it did and was stunning, actually it did better there than in the full sun where I had it before. It really brightened up a dull spot by the entry where I had only hostas grow before. You can't go wrong with this one.
On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Truly this one was a Pandora's Box for me...
I needed to get into collecting another plant like I needed a hole in the head. But I bought it at the urgings, nay, insistance of the charming salesgirl who works at my fave nursery five years ago.
I'd always kinda thought daylilies were tacky...but looking into her eyes I let go of all reservations and let myself be swept away.
We've been very happy ever since.
The lily and I.
The first two years it was pretty, but nothing amazing, the third year.
WOW. I had 32 blooms on my clump in a single day.
And somehow more daylilies keep finding their way into my garden since then. But Pandora's Box is one of the best.
On Feb 6, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:
Deffinantly one of my favorite daylilies. It is a smaller daylily, and perfect for the front of the border. Quickly forms a nice clump. Lovely creamy white flowers with a purple center. It has a very long blooming period too. Love it!
On Oct 29, 2006, Sherlock221 from Lancaster, KY wrote:
This is a lovely daylily that blooms for a long period. I am growing it with great success in part shade and the lovely near white coloring really pops in shade. The dark plum eye is gorgeous in contrast to the pale petals. The plant has nice, dark green leaves and has multiplied rapidly. A very reliable daylily -- highly recommend.
On Jul 22, 2004, Cesca_B from Henderson, KY wrote:
Pandora's Box has bloomed over and over again. At one point, I had 7 blooms on it, and that number was maintained for quite a while. Right now, I have three buds and am preparing for an end of July blooming.
On Jan 27, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
A real beauty does great in zone 6. Has 4" fragrant cream flowers with a purple eye, 19" scapes. Talbott (1980)
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Gaylesville, Alabama Kinsey, Alabama Bigelow, Arkansas , California Glen Avon, California Long Beach, California Muscoy, California Sacramento, California San Jose, California Federal Heights, Colorado Bartow, Florida Eustis, Florida Town'n'country, Florida Trenton, Florida Blakely, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Roopville, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Thomson, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Moline, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Washington, Illinois Williamsville, Illinois Yorkville, Illinois Macy, Indiana Solsberry, Indiana Cedar Rapids, Iowa Keosauqua, Iowa Dayton, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Henderson, Kentucky Lancaster, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Salvisa, Kentucky Brownsville-bawcomville, Louisiana Hammond, Louisiana Jackson, Louisiana Trout, Louisiana Durham, Maine South China, Maine Linthicum, Maryland Brown City, Michigan Dearborn Heights, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Owosso, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Hopkins, Minnesota Decatur, Mississippi Verona, Mississippi Brunswick, Missouri Longtown, Missouri Auburn, New Hampshire Collings Lakes, New Jersey Glens Falls, New York Southold, New York East Bend, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Morehead City, North Carolina Winston-salem, North Carolina Grove City, Ohio Ravenna, Ohio Hugo, Oklahoma Hulbert, Oklahoma Midwest City, Oklahoma Portland, Oregon Allentown, Pennsylvania North Augusta, South Carolina Middle Valley, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Cinco Ranch, Texas Collinsville, Texas Deer Park, Texas Montgomery, Texas Richmond, Texas Rose City, Texas Bountiful, Utah Provo, Utah Kalama, Washington Town And Country, Washington Vancouver, Washington Madison, Wisconsin Marion, Wisconsin