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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2012 5:11 PM CST
Everybody say hello to Peachlily, a friend of mine who just joined late this afternoon. I'm sure she'll be on here before the night is through. She has lots of questions that I can't answer. Fallen for dl's in a big way this girl has! She asked me this:

Also, I am wondering....Are all of those registered daylilies still in existence somewhere? Does someone see to it that the registered varieties are maintained for posterity? I hope so. I searched for heirloom daylilies and I guess there is some effort made in that direction, but it appears that many of the daylilies haven't been even photographed on the AHS site...that seems strange to me. Someone should get out there and photograph all the daylilies that have been registered.

Think you guys can take a stab at answering those things?
Also if you hadn't guessed by her screen name --- she's a fool for peach dl's. She tried our search function but there is no peach only orange & pink & then it tells her the search is too specific. Can you give her some direction on that front?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 21, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Welcome Peachlily (Once you see this Smiling )

It is the responsibility of the hybridizer to submit photos of the daylily to the AHS when registering them. Now back in the day when there was no digital technology I would assume it was extremely hard and/or time consuming to take a photo have it developed (or whatever else may have had to be done) send it in and then the AHS would have to (I assuming here) scan it into the computer and so on.
It is a requirement now to send in photos, but if it's not formatted correctly or whatever it may not be able to be added to the data base (this is why some newer ones may not have photos).

I do know that there are people trying to get photos of the ones not in the data base because I was asked if they could use one of my photos of an older one. It will take time to get permission from different people to use photos once they find some to use.


No not all of those daylilies are still in existance. As much as I'm sure some people would love to do it, it would just be too much trying to track down each and every one of the 72,000 plus daylilies to grow not to mention the room to grow them plus the cost to do so. Some have never made it past the hybridizers gardens or the person who registered them so if they didn't keep them up then they are more than likely no where to be found. Or they were registered and then for some reason decided to die and were never released to anyone. Some people do have heirloom daylilies in their display gardens (it may be a requirement to have some) and their was an Arbortorium (maybe the National Arbortorium) that had a lot of heirloom daylilies but (with lack of funding I think) a lot of things were done away with there (not just daylilies).

If I am incorrect on any of this PLEASE someone set me straight Big Grin


But again a great big WELCOME Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 21, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Welcome! Peachlily, and that was a great question! I'm glad that Michele could answer it!
Natalie
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daylilydreams
Sep 21, 2012 5:57 PM CST
The more the merrier! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! We will tell about all kinds of daylilies that would like to live in your garden as you keep making bigger and bigger beds. Whistling Shrug! Angel
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 21, 2012 6:58 PM CST
Hiya, Peachlily!
Have some with peachy undertones or combined colors with yellow or pink, but don't have many I would call peach as the main color, even if light and/or creamy. These two are pretty close to my eyes. Smiling

Summer Star
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Sun Silk

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Trudy
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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PeachLily
Sep 21, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Hi all you Daylily Lover's!

Tink3472- Wow! Thank you for knowing the answers!
I was afraid this would be the case- that no one is growing them, or knows what they look like, nor are they maintained. Sad
That is kind of sad, huh?

Anyway, I'm thrilled to be here. I don't know a darn thing about growing Daylilies but I will tell you how I came to like them.
But first, I will tell you how I came to Hate them and thought I would never grow them.
My mother inherited her parents home. Her grandmother had it before they did. This house had a narrow flower bed all the way around it except for the front door of course. In that flower bed was only one kind of flower. Yes, it was a Daylily. An orange Tiger Lily that completely surrounded the house with thick-rooted clumps that were absolutely impossible to break up. Well, my mother got the idea to plant other kinds of flowers in those beds. So we had to dig up all the Tiger Lilies. It was a long, hot, arduous task. It seemed that solid mass would have eventually have raised the house off of it's foundation if we left it there. So I spent my teen years fighting daylilies with my mom so we could get ANY other kind of flower to grow. When I left home, her words of advise to me were...whatever you do with your life, Do NOT plant any dayliies! We laughed and I promised I wouldn't! Little did we know!

I was 17 then. I'm 49 now. And here is how I came to LOVE dayliles....
About a year and a half ago, I took care of a 100 year old Master Gardener who had never been married and didn't have kids. Oh my! She had the most magnificent gardens I have ever seen! I had the pleasure of being in the beautiful garden every morning picking strawberries for her and weeding, and looking at the beautiful flowers she had. So one day I asked her what they were. She said they are all daylilies! I expressed amazement and told her they didn't look like any daylilies I ever saw! She laughed and said many people don't know how beautiful they are now-a-days. I asked if she shared "starts"....and she said she had given some to friends, but the right time to dig them is in the fall so she would give me some in the fall. So out of all those gorgeous flowers, there was this one magnificent peach one. I was drawn to it....every day. It made a bunch of huge peach thick petaled flowers. Oh my! I kept my eye on it....and waited....

Well, that summer she was placed in assisted living. The friends who moved her asked me if I wanted the six little seedlings she had in her greenhouse. I said yes. And I asked for the Peach one. They said wait til fall. I cringed....and waited.and I moved on to another senior to care for. I never forgot that "Peach".
In my mind, I thought if I could get a pic of it, someone could help me identify it. Then I started searching Daylilies online. I quickly realized that with 70,000 named daylilies it could take my lifetime to get that Peach and I may NEVER be able to identify or replace it.

I became obsessed.
It seemed like now or never. So last spring, I called her friends to ask if they had sold her house or if I could go "admire" her flowers. I hadn't the courage to sneak in there and outright steal. So I got permission and I went and "admired" the flowers, and yes, indeed there was my beautiful Peach! Just as before! And I hesitated for about 5 seconds. Then I dug one Fan. One with a flower on it so I could be sure I got the right fan! I carefully covered my tracks and drove home feeling the guilty pleasure of having obtained my Magnus Opus! I was alternately laughing at myself and feeling guilty, but ultimately I had to get my "baby" home and tended to.

I potted her up and sat her in full sun.
Yes, I know.
Poor thing.
One tiny fan with a flower-plucked-transplanted-and sat in full sun in Oklahoma!
The leaves started dying, so I cut them back.
It has had only 5 leaves since May. One dies and another grows.
We recently moved and my husband took that little thing and plucked it out and emptied the flower pot for easier transport.
I was shocked!
What happened to my little plant?
He said, oh that thing? You have many more beautiful plants than that one! I got rid of it!
I said where? What did you do with it?
He said....compost pile. I said NOOOOOO!!!!!
When???????
Just a few hours ago....so I rushed off to save that little fan again.
There it was....poor thing....
I lovingly picked it up and potted him up again.
In the last month his growth has doubled and he seems to be thriving!
I can't wait for him to bloom.

And that is how I came to love Peach daylilies.

:)

I bought a large order from EarlyBird Daylilies...All Peach, Apricot, and light pink.

They haven't come yet, but I plan to be nicer to them than I have been with this little Peach, now that I have read about the proper way to transplant. Anyway, it worked...so I now know how forgiving and hardy daylilies can be!



If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one to buy flowers, for they would feed my Soul.--The Koran
Name: Trudy
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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PeachLily
Sep 21, 2012 7:23 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:Hiya, Peachlily!
Have some with peachy undertones or combined colors with yellow or pink, but don't have many I would call peach as the main color, even if light and/or creamy. These two are pretty close to my eyes. Smiling

Summer Star
Thumb of 2012-09-22/lovemyhouse/3e2281

Sun Silk



Oh Wow!
Those are Beautiful!!!
I just love the SUN SILK!!

That daylily has two features I just love...one is the midrib, and two is the sepal...with an "edge" for lack of a better description.
My "Perfect Peach" has sepals like that. Just exactly like that. So that is one thing I look for...and I love the nice rounded petals too.
I have come to accept cream, apricot, peach, light orange, and light pink...just as those who love "white" have come to accept the creams!
Thanks for sharing your pictures!
Sun Silk Is on my list of favorites too. I hadn't thought about spiders yet....but those are really pretty and peachy too!
If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one to buy flowers, for they would feed my Soul.--The Koran
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2012 7:25 PM CST
And you have a beautiful peach dl avatar now! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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virginiarose
Sep 21, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Welcome! Peachlily! Welcome!
Susan

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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Sep 21, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Oh Girl! you are gonna fit right in here nodding nodding Whistling Angel Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 21, 2012 7:34 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Ain't that the truth Hilarious!
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Name: Trudy
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PeachLily
Sep 21, 2012 7:38 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:And you have a beautiful peach dl avatar now! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!


Yes, Dahling! I do!
And that little gem is called "Peach Princess" (Eiseman, 2003)

Rolling my eyes.
If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one to buy flowers, for they would feed my Soul.--The Koran
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2012 7:58 PM CST
PeachLily said:

Yes, Dahling! I do!
And that little gem is called "Peach Princess" (Eiseman, 2003)

Rolling my eyes.


Well, I'm jumping right over to the database to add that to my want list with a must have notation! nodding

I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2012 8:03 PM CST
Here's another you might like Peachlily. I found it b/c it was in the random photo feature.
Spanish Needles (Bidens pilosa)

Ohhhh, & it's fragrant too! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Hector
Haywood County, NC (Zone 6b)
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yugo20
Sep 21, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Welcome to the forum Peachlily, I'm new here also and really like this bunch, They are very knowledgeable when it comes to Daylilies, I for one like to dab allot , Not necessarily for registry fortune or fame but because I like to see something different every year. With that said I too welcome you and here are a couple that look peachy to me.Thumb of 2012-09-22/yugo20/0aa65a
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Welcome!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 21, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Oh my yugo, those are gorgeous! Can you give us the names? I'm crazy nuts for the next to the last from the bottom there. Drooling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Hector
Haywood County, NC (Zone 6b)
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yugo20
Sep 21, 2012 8:16 PM CST
Hello Ann That one is a JT Davis x Larry Grace
The rest are Forsyth Golden Eagle x HBHMB
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Sep 21, 2012 8:28 PM CST
Drooling Drooling Drooling
Susan

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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Sep 21, 2012 8:46 PM CST
Welcome! Peachlily-Good Question on the HAS Photo's. I just contacted the AHS and am awaiting their answer as I have a cple pic. I would like to give them of some older ones that are not in there. I will see what they say and maybe this will be one way to help them, by offering what ones we have that are not in there. I will keep in touch on this.
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Sep 21, 2012 9:07 PM CST
Welcome! Peachlily. You're gonna love it here. Will look through my photos
for any peach daylilies to show you.

It won't be long before your search for favorite peach colors turns into searches for
red, purple, white, yellow, or whatever. nodding It's common to change favorites
each year around here. Just wait, you will see what I mean. nodding

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