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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Sep 2, 2012 9:52 AM CST
I'm not sure if black is sometimes mentioned as part of all spectrum colors, but to appreciate and focus on its own stunning color, I'm hoping you all can help by chiming in together on self (solid) cultivars Group hug

Anyone have, or have beheld first-hand, these black beauties?

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Don't think I have any true 'black' like an Africa, but do have some that get close

Dominic is darker than photographed here


Killer. Has a definite purple cast, but is nearly "black"
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Voodoo Dancer, again darker than photographed


Quote the Raven



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Name: Betty
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Betja
Sep 2, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Unfortunately the really dark ones do not grow well for me. I'm on my second plant of LARRY'S OBSESSION and still haven't seen a bloom yet -- but at least it's still alive!

Betty
Name: Tina
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chalyse
Sep 2, 2012 10:42 AM CST
Gorgeous! For anyone with a blooming plant, how does that rich color fare with a long, hot, sun-beaten day? Desert-condition gardeners may be hoping for some colorfast recommendations Big Grin Quote the Raven's going right on my list (parents that together average a resistant score, yummy).
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Sep 2, 2012 10:57 AM CST
Here is Midnight Magic, clump and single. It has a "velvety" look, I think. A beautiful black-red according to AHS and the darkest registered one we grow. It will need afternoon shade to hold up to excessive heat, and I'm not sure about it even then.


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Name: Jan
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philljm
Sep 2, 2012 10:59 AM CST
I just LOVE blacks/ near blacks. I have some daylilies, and some iris.

This is my absolute favorite. Large blooms, tall, and bloomed continuously for over 3 weeks this summer during the extreme drought and heat, and no shade (and thrips) Small Carbon Footprint

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Bella Lugosi
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Catherine Neal taken late afternoon, after being in direct sunlight & extreme heat
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2012 11:24 AM CST
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All mine have afternoon summer shade except for an hour or so between 4:00 and 6:00PM (depending on time of year). Thankfully, ALL of my yard is shaded for good chunks of the day or I wouldn't have much left after the last two years. Sticking tongue out nodding

Watermelon Man from Earlybird Daylilies ($5)
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Bela Lugosi from Blue Ridge ($8 at auction)


Black Plush - don't remember origin


Dracula Blue Ridge, I think. Blinking


Sanford Winery is a rich dark mahogany velvet. Came from Blue Ridge. Did not photograph well, but next year will use real camera not the phone version. Big Grin
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 2, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Some of my most favorite flowers are black, but I don't have any black daylilies. To me, they just aren't black! I think Iris come much closer to a true black, even though many are very dark purple up close. I've got Before the Storm, and it's amazing! I had stunning black Calla Lillies when I lived in CA, but they don't survive here, and I'm not willing to go to the trouble to dig them up. I have a black hollyhock that knocks my socks off! I still don't have any black tulips, but plan on adding some. My neighbor has a bunch, and they really do look totally black.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2012 1:57 PM CST
Natalie, have you seen the black petunias?
https://www.google.com/search?q=black%20petunias&oe=utf-8&aq...
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Name: Paula Shaw
Whittemore, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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petalsnsepals
Sep 2, 2012 2:30 PM CST
I would tend to agree with Natalie. I do have several varieties of daylilies that are near black but they all look more red or purple. I have black hollyhocks growing in two different areas and one is black and the other is maroon( I think its from the amount of sun they recieve) . I also have several iris and they tend to be more black, I have Midnight Oil , Black is Black, and Jewel Baby dwarf iris,they are black.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 2, 2012 2:36 PM CST
Wow, those black petunias are amazing!

Betty
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 2, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Debra, thanks for that link! No, I hadn't seen them, and now I'm not sure if I can live without them! OOOOHHHH!!!!!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 2, 2012 5:40 PM CST
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LITTLE FRED
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MIDNIGHT OIL
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NEW SWIRLS
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REBEKAH'S GOTHIC SPIDER
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VAMPIRE LESTAT
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SERENA DARK HORSE
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Sep 2, 2012 5:42 PM CST
I have an American Revolution, too. Didn't bloom well this year, think it needs a different location. Kind of overshadowed by a rose shrub and some lantana. Love it if it gets that dark next year.
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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Sep 2, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Woah, I gotta do some Midnight Oil! Lovey dubby A double Super Purple and Monica Marie grandkid, with African Chant/American Revolution behind it. Superb ... thank you so much, Cindy, I just found it listed for $10! And ... I'll have to bundle that purchase with a $6 New Swirls Drooling lol ... what did Betty say, "Just wait till I get hooked?" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Done and done! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 2, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Wow! Midnight Oil is the blackest one I've ever seen! I'd really call that one black. The rest, I'm not so sure of. I know that it's almost impossible to photograph black flowers and have them show up black, but that one worked! Love it!
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Name: Karin
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nh4me
Sep 3, 2012 4:04 AM CST
Here's some pics of some of my favorite "dark" colored daylilies.

VICTORIAN GARDEN STAR BRIGHT is one of my all time favorites Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby and one of the darkest daylilies I grow. It holds up very well in the sun and looks about as good at the end of the day as it did in the beginning.


John Benz NIGHT FLYER is probably the darkest that I grow. This year I measured scapes that were 45" tall Thumbs up
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CREATURE OF THE NIGHT is another dark
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BOOTY CALL by Curt Hanson is also pretty dark

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 3, 2012 5:08 AM CST
Very nice!!!
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Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Sep 3, 2012 5:55 AM CST
BUDDY'S BLACK LADY
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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Sep 3, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Wowww :} the white/gold edgings on deep purple (and now the coveted green throat Smiling are the ones that i am most drawn to ... and an evergreen that would like milder winters. It has such a diverse and deep pedigree that it would seem like almost anything is possible from it depending on what it crosses with. Thanks for bringing that one to the list!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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