PANDORA’S BOX

$9.99 each, 3 for $27.99

4.66 out of 5 based on 44 customer ratings
(44 customer reviews)
SKU: 1181

4″ bloom, 19″ tall, Early-Mid Season + rebloom, Evergreen

One of our most popular varieties features pale cream blooms with a deep purple eye. Short scapes make a good choice for the front of the bed or border.

Bloom Patterns

Eyezone

Color

Near White

Bloom Size

4″

Height

19″

Bloom Season

Early-Mid Season, Rebloom

Foliage Types

Evergreen

Hybridizer

Talbott (1980)

Awards

Award of Merit, Annie T. Giles Award for small flowers

More information (?)
Shipping Season March-October
Sun Exposure

Sun

Soil Type

Any with care

Bloom Period

June-July

Zone Range

3 to 9

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44 reviews

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  1. Pandora's Box

    kittyk3988@gmail.com

    Pandora’s Box showing it’s whiter tone today in morning shade.
    I usually like the large showy blossoms but this smaller girl always stops me as I walk thru my garden. Whether in sun or partial shade, she dependably gives me lots of blooms. I left her behind in the mountains of Utah but will definitely be replacing her when I get settled in the southeast. She definitely gets 5 stars

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  2. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Exceeds Expectations

    Victoria Whitesell-Clark

    This daylily has exceeded all my expectations. It’s grown so quickly and bloomed so prolifically this summer it outdid every other daylily I own. Attractive, fragrant, a treasure!

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  3. Rated 4 out of 5
    Very pretty daylily

    Patricia Bartlett

    My Pandora’s box doesn’t show until late int he season (northwest NC) and it is very pretty if in the midst of purple and white. It is isn’t a “big” but it presents well. It doesn’t have lots of stems at our house but we enjoy them while we can. I probably will move mine next year to get the dark beauty of Night Wings or Jungle Beauty or Dominic. I think it will look better surrounded by there. But is is lovely. I think I don’t have it in the right place.

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  4. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    What a bloomer!

    Teresa Maxey (verified owner)

    Blooms galore. It might be small but what a show off!!

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  5. Rated 3 out of 5
    Nothing special

    Missy Soule (verified owner)

    This daylily is not as pretty as my other daylilies. I planted it last Fall and I am not impressed.

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  6. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Sweet little daylily!

    Virginia Cioffletti (verified owner)

    I love Pandora’s Box. I left it at my last home and planted it again here. I now need to move it, because a tree has grown enough to put it in shade, but PB just keeps blooming! Hardy in my WI garden, no problem!

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  7. VERY PRETTY

    Debby Hood (verified owner)

    PANDORA’S BOX

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  8. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Best Bang for Your Buck!

    Lindsey (verified owner)

    Pandora’s Box has been planted for almost 2 years now, and it has been the best performing daylily I have, especially for the price. Multiple scapes and countless buds cover it with very nice flowing foliage. I should be able to divide it into about 4 nice clumps in the fall. You won’t be disappointed with this one!

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  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    DH (verified owner)

    Hardy bloomer & I like the contrast of light petals with the dark center but much more yellow than cream or white here in SE Texas.

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  10. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Beautiful and Fragrant

    Alyce Schmitt (verified owner)

    It is very pretty with my purple groundcover.

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  11. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Prolific, hardy, and thriving

    Emily

    I planted this day lily several years ago in my “Hell strip,” the area up against the street, and it’s thriving. It’s healthy and huge, and bloom prolifically.

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  12. Rated 5 out of 5
    LOVE this flower!

    Susan

    What is your hardiness zone? Zone 6

    I planted Pandora’s Box from you last year. It bloomed last year but this year, I was just amazed at how beautiful this flower is. Hard to do it justice in a photo. The lighter part is more of a cream color and the dark is a red-purple. Truly a beautiful plant!

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  13. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Be patient with this one

    Linda Mrozinski

    What is your hardiness zone? Zone 5

    I planted this one in early June of 2014-no blooms. A few flowers in summer 2015 with most of them barely rising above the foliage. 2016-WOW!! Profuse blooming and flowers well above the foliage. Gorgeous!

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  14. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    WoW!

    debby_hood@live.com (verified owner)

    What is your hardiness zone? Not Sure

    This day in time you just don’t get what you pay for. But, as always, when I opened the box I had HUGE fans of each variety. It is like getting triple for your money! Not the shriveled up , nearly dead pack of mostly sawdust that you get at the ‘discount’ store. Those ones never perform. But Oakes plants are very hardy, huge & thrive year after year.
    Of course, we all have our favorites based on our personal preferences, but I originally received Pandora’s box as a free-bie & when it opened up I was in love! It is simply charming. I used to be an over-the-top big bright blooms girl. And I still have a bunch in the garden. But I now find myself anxiously awaiting the delicate smaller bloomers.
    I have the worst soil; but this one, as well as the others from Oakes, continue to come back bigger & better every year.

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  15. Rated 2 out of 5

    Priscilla

    I bought this early summer of 2014 and it did nothing. It did bloom last summer but not for very long. It’s an ok daylily but definitely not one of my favorites

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  16. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kitsap Peninsula, WA

    I ordered several PBs late last year, and have enjoyed their 1st bloom! The PBs are in full sun, and if you look at the different pictures on this page, are decidedly on the cream vs. white side of the color equation (almost like “Siloam Button Box”). The flowers have tended to be > 4″ on very short scapes, some of which don’t even “escape” the foliage. I would not consider these showy, in your face daylilies, but more subtle, front of the border or pathway beauties inviting you to pause and enjoy the presentation of flowers and foliage together. Thank you Oakes!

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  17. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Crugnola

    I call Pandora’s Box “the poor man’s Wild Horses”. Similar in appearance, a bit smaller and less dramatic, but with an unmatched bud-count you won’t feel like you’re missing anything when this daylily starts its display. It just keeps going and going!

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  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    charlie foley

    One of my favourites but always blooms a pale yellow with vivid purple eye. Easy to transplant to other locations if wanted. My old complaint is that it has a tendency to loose it blooms down with in the foliage.

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  19. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    lewisburg, TN

    I usually go for the bigger blooms, brighter color, but this little stunner is simply adorable! I had to buy more. The white is a ‘creamier’ color for me too. But, I must say, I have the poorest soil & pretty little Pandora doesn’t seem to mind. It stands apart with it’s own air of “you can’t possibly overlook me”. For the price, the number of blooms and the size of the clumps (which almost double in a year) it is a Bargain Basement price for a Top Shelf Cutie

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  20. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Bellaire, OH

    This was the daylily that started my obsession! I started with one and 10years later I have 15 AND I have probably given away three times as many. It is very fragrant. The first time I smelled it I thought it was my oriental lilies. The color is a darker cream with a dark center in my garden. I live in zone 5/6…we do get harsh winter weather but I never have a problem.

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  21. Rated 3 out of 5

    Dillwyn, VA

    Planted 3 of the Pandora’s Box this spring and they have not bloomed at all! Actively growing, but no scapes and no blooms. Extremely disappointed that it has not bloomed.

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  22. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Third Lake, IL

    This little daylily is well worth adding to your garden. The color is soft with the eyezone adding an extra feature.

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  23. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    san antonio, PR

    just love everything about it recieved it as a gift in my order and its doing great it seems to tolerate hot tropical conditions if its put on some shade really love it and happy with it.

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  24. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Chattanooga, TN

    Great little performer! This little beauty has been in the ground less than 2 weeks and it is already sending up 1 scape! I can hardly wait for it to bloom. Did I mention the generous plants you receive from Oakes? I can hardly wait for next year. Gave this one a “10” because in my estimation it is worth every bit of it. I am hooked for sure. If you are on the fence about this one, I would suggest you take the leap. You will not disappointed.

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  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    coram, NY

    Very prolific daylily, tons of flowers, gave it only 8 stars because they are not light cream in my yard they are a creamy yellow with a darker than shown eye. However have already divided them.

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  26. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cornville, ME

    I got this one this past year. The clump was so large the a section fell of (about 3 fans) I planted it on each side of a path at one of the garden entrances. The larger clump bloomed twice and the small clump bloomed by the end of the summer. The second flush on the larger clump had thrown up about 5 scapes. The flowers here in the north were more of the cream color with the purple/burgundy eye zone. A beautiful flowere and great performer. Looking forward to this summer.

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  27. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Gambier, OH

    It is a 10. Beautiful. Grows great in my garden. Brighter than the photo shows. Nice and compact. Love it.

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  28. Rated 4 out of 5

    New Tazewell, TN

    This little one is very pretty. It looks just like the picture. It’s not one of my favorites because I like a more bold color, but lovely nonetheless.

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  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cleveland, MS

    These little ones bloom their hearts out from May through early July (zone 8b). Provide them with some shade in the afternoon, and they retain their beautiful coloring on into the evening hours. A nice surprise, this growing season, was the appearance of proliferations on their scapes!

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  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arlington, TX

    I’ve had this jewel in my garden over 6 years. It never ceases to make me smile. I’ve gotten rebloom and occasionaly a blossom that appears double. It’s a charmer for sure!

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  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    pleasant hill, MO

    This is such a cheery little plant. Mine just blooms it’s little heart out. Sometimes the blooms are a bit darkier but for the most part they are just like the photos.

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  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Springfield, MA

    Lovely, profuse bloomer. The blossoms are larger than I expected. Love this lily!

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  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Longmont, CO

    Blooming already and just planted this spring! Cute and perky, a light creamy white with a paler eyezone than in the pictures, but still stunning!

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  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crofton, MD

    This is a darling daylily, gracing the front of the border with its charming peppiness. Its prolific blooms aren’t overpowering so it makes great “team player.”

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  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hoover, AL

    I planted Panodora’s Box last year right before the drought. I gave it no water, no special attention what so ever. Further, I was greedy and took the large plant I received as a gift and divided it into four plants! It has rewarded me this year with four med-to-large lush plants with prolific blooms! This past week daily I have counted over 16 blooms each day!

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  36. One person found this helpful

    Rated 4 out of 5

    Houston, TX

    Just planted this in April, and it already bloomed (quite profusely) on June 1st. The color exactly matches the photo, but the shape does not. The inner petals curl so much it almost appears as if they have 7 or 8 petals altogether. Very beautiful nevertheless. This plant is in full, scorching Texas sun and looks outstanding all day.

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  37. Rated 3 out of 5

    Grapevine, TX

    Very short bloom season and unimpressive. In all fairness, they may have done better if planted on the west side rather than the east.

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  38. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Milwaukee, WI

    This is their 2nd year in my garden, and it’s gorgeous interspersed with Little Grapette. They are my husband’s favorite it the whole garden!

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  39. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Melville, NY

    I have Pandora’s Box planted in conjunction with Pardon Me in my serpentine back border. WOW, what a show they put on! My Pandora’s Box has more of a creamy peach color than the picture; and it is just yummy. It is VERY PROLIFIC! The combination of these two is a show-stopper.

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  40. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Monkton, MD

    These are very pretty – the color is slightly more pale yellow than pictured above and the eyezone is a wonderful, cool purple. They are very eye-catching especially since they have to endure a spot that has a lot of morning shade. They are absolutely loaded with blooms and it looks like we will be getting some good rebloom in year #3.

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  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ventura, CA

    I love this lily! It had a long bloom period, and I was sorry when it ended. I’m looking forward to some rebloom later on. It is a beautiful gem to brighten up any garden.

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  42. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lafayette, IN

    As others have suggested, Pandora’s Box really pops when planted next to purples. In my garden Pandora’s Box and Remus daylilies bloom in tandem.

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  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Orem, UT

    My free Pandoras opened today (July 7th) and are beautiful. I have them located next to some Appleblossom Carpet Roses which makes them look a bit yellowy-peachy. I think next year I willmove them over by my purple and mauve plants. They are petite plants with nice size blooms. Thanks for sending them — the free plants are always the most fun!

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  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charlotte, MI

    Short, very dramatic contrast of a lime green throat with purple eyezone. One of my favorites.

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  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Renton, WA

    Plant this guy at the feet of Mr. President clematis — the deep purple clematis sets off the purple eyezone of the daylily for a real WOW.

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