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Additional Information
HydridizerLenington (1969)
Bloom PeriodJune-July
Shipping SeasonMarch-October
Sun ExposureSun
Soil TypeAny with care
Height30.0 in.
Bloom Size5.5 in.
Zone Range3 to 9


5 1/2" bloom, 30" tall, Mid-Late Season, Semi-Evergreen

One of the most fragrant we've grown. Although blooms are actually a very pale yellow, they look near white from a distance, and make a huge white splash of color in the landscape.
Price $7.95 each, 3 for $21.95

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  • August 13, 2013 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Cypress, TX — Perfect name. This tough plant produces lots of blooms even on first year's growth. It stands up very well to heat, humidity and even rain (what little we got). It bloomed for six weeks. The photos do not allow for the glow the blooms have. Dazzles
  • July 18, 2013 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Birmingham, AL — Gorgeous -Tall - Fragrant - Abundant blooms! Mine start blooming in late June and continue for months! Another thing about this one is that it forms proliferations on the stems. I have rooted many new plants from the proliferations and most of them bloom the first year, and even produce more proliferations the first year. My favorite pastel daylily!
  • June 25, 2012 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    los banos, CA — I planted " So Lovely" several years ago. It took awhile to establish itself, mainly because I neglected it except for watering it I really didn't fertilize the plant. So last year, I gave it a little TLC and now I'm rewarded with three vigorous plants with lots of scapes. It hasn't bloomed as of yet, but it will, and when it does, it will be glorious! The blossoms are nearly white, with a touch of cream or a very light yellow. Still, nearly white from a distance. I don't know about that fragrance, then again I never took a sniff. You can bet this year I will. I like the fact that it blooms late, around July in California's hot central valley and that its blooms are held high above the foliage. A really pretty daylily.
  • July 22, 2011 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Grantham, NH — I live on the edge of zone 4/5 and planted last fall. Some beautiful blooms this spring. Very eye-catching.
  • April 13, 2011 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    dallas, TX — I know you're not supposed to have a favorite child, but I just can't help it!!!
  • August 3, 2010 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Glen Burnie, MD — It's August, and my 3-year old plant has been blooming since early July!! The blooms are a beautiful shape, large without being huge, and a pale yellow-green, they really stand out in an area near some evergreens. Even the leaves are so lovely on this excellent daylily. I like it so much that although I usually order new varieties when I order, I'm going to order 2 more this fall to place in a new perennial bed with coneflowers and sedum and coreopsis.
  • September 4, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Cleveland, MS — This plant is a charmer!! She positively gleams in the garden, and blooms from June through August in zone 8b. 'So Lovely' is a perfect choice for high-dappled shade beneath the oaks.
  • July 6, 2009 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Galva, IL — Very nice flower that looks nice with bright colors or dark green foliage. Holds well when picked and just layed on a table for the fragrance.
  • March 8, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Woodruff, SC — A late bloomer for us. Does not appear to repeat, at least here. But the color is pleasant, and there are a large amount of blooms.
  • January 19, 2008 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Goodlettsville, TN — Purchased this excellent daylily last spring; and, as usual, Oakes provided several fans. Therefore, got several blooms the first season. The pictures don't do this beauty justice; it is actually hard to capture just how pretty the bloom is. Perhaps not as white as you might think, it has become one of our favorites. Really stands out.
  • December 6, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    West Babylon, NY — Yes, she is! It was her first year here and although she didn't reach full height, she gave me many lovely fragrant blossoms! So Lovely shines, and brightens even the most overcast day!

    Thinking about next season's rebirth almost makes the cold winter bearable.
  • September 14, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Colorado Springs, CO — It is mid-September and SO LOVELY is 'still' blooming. Easily my best performer and so lovely to boot. My wife and I love this daylily.
  • July 18, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Lexington, KY — I've ordered a dozen or so different varieties from Oakes, and this is by far my favorite. They have been blooming for weeks, and still have lots of buds still waiting to bloom. The color is a clear, light yellow that just glows, and the blooms are huge. Even my husband, who couldn't care less about flowers, noted how pretty these are. They are strong, tall, and really beautiful. At this price, you just can't beat them.
  • January 1, 2007 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Scotland, CT — Each year I begin a daylily garden in a new color, two years ago I chose all near-whites. I was really impressed with So Lovely because it not only bloomed well the first year, but it re-bloomed, and this year, I had blooms through October. On top of all that, it was not expensive!!
  • January 24, 2006 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Canterbury, CT — This was a freebie, and WOW!! She is huge and a gorgeous pale yellow, and smells fantastic. You can see her from quite a distance. And if that ain't enough, she bloomed soon after I planted, and then REBLOOMED and she isn't suppose to rebloom. Now here's the kicker she puts off proliferations which are more plants, wow!! And look at that price, can't beat this one!
  • August 3, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Salem, IN — My friend picked this up when she attended your show in June. It is already blooming and I really love it.
  • July 23, 2005 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Libertyville, IL — First bloom this morning (planted this summer) and it is gorgeous! Perfect color and size!
  • August 6, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Owensboro, KY — So Lovely says it all. A true beauty with a wonderful aroma.
  • June 30, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 9
    Missoula, MT — Planted last summer and produced several blooms. In a south facing semi-protected bed. Great fragrance, a must have flower.
  • June 26, 2004 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Fort Worth, TX — This is my first year to use daylilies in my garden period! I just want you guys to know how impressed I am with So Lovely. I am reviewing this kind of early, as it is only 2 weeks old in the ground, but I can tell this daylily is going to be a show stopper! It is about to bloom already! I was impressed by how big the plant was, and loved the
  • September 22, 2003 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Knoxville, TN — This is my first year planting So Lovely and the blooms were spectacular. I was amazed at the wonderful fragrance. I highly recommend them in any garden.
  • July 8, 2002 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Rice, MN — This is one of the best lilies I have. It blooms late in the summer here and it's color absolutely revitalizes the garden scene. It's soft fragrance is noticeable from a distance. Mine has been divided and moved many times and it always comes back strong.
  • January 23, 2002 StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 10
    Richmond, VA — I have close to 200 varieties in my garden, but I couldn't live without this one, one of the first I bought, one I have divided and given to lots of friends, one I have divided and placed at different spots around my garden. The lovely lemon-chiffon color, the fragrance, and the late bloom time all combine to make this one of my all-time favorites.