Daylilies forum: Your top 5 daylilies for 2012?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 25, 2012 10:59 PM CST
I live in southcentral KY and we have had a very hot and dry summer here. I always like to look at the AHS favorite daylilies and was wondering what folks on here would consider their best performing daylilies for this yr. Here is what did well in my garden. I don't have the latest intros but these still did very well. Oldies can be goodies ;)

VICTORIAN LACE
YELLOW MAMMOTH
BALI WATERCOLOR
GAVIN PETIT
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 26, 2012 12:57 AM CST
Hi Teresa! What a great thread! My year was pretty dismal, with the high heat that was out of the ordinary. Only one of my daylilies was really outstanding this year, as far as the total number of blooms goes. That would be Strutter's Ball. I don't have any of the latest and greatest either, but to be honest, I really like many of the older ones. Even though many of mine are older, I think they are fantastic! I also like to buy ones that I know perform well for others. If they've been around at least 5 to 10 years, I feel more confident about purchasing them. I'm cheap, too, which is another reason why I haven't bought any new ones.

Mystical Rainbow was by far my favorite this year!
Song Writer put on a nice show, but it didn't have many blooms. That's probably because it was just planted last year. It did look gorgeous though, and was a close second for my favorite.
Moonlit Masquerade was gorgeous, but it didn't have a lot of blooms.
Victorian Lace did okay this year, and held up well to the heat. Lots of "bad hair day" blooms on it, but that gave me something to laugh about!
Strutter's Ball got a late start, but bloomed very well. I was impressed with it, since it didn't get going until it got super hot out! It hasn't been one of my favorites, but it really made an impression on me this year, and I really love it now! It had way more blooms this year than any other daylily that I have. And, it didn't melt in the heat, which made me really happy!
Natalie
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Betja
Sep 26, 2012 1:33 AM CST
Here were my top five:

PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN


DENTAL ACADEMY
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SPACECOAST IRISH ILLUMINATION


LILLIAN'S JINGER BRED


MULBERRY LANE
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And of course I could never limit myself to just five, so here are my next five!

DUKE OF GASCONE


COVENTRY RUFFLES


WISPY RAYS


CHILI SPICE
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TET. MALACHITE PRISM
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Betty
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 26, 2012 4:58 AM CST
Hot and dry here too. Some of last years favorites didn't bloom this year Angry

My very "top" Indian Ripple which is STILL blooming on rebloom here
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Small Carbon Footprint - bloomed for a long time, tall & bold
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Triple Cherries - it too, had a rebloom,
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And a seedling, Garden named Patty's Gift. (Little Jasper Spider X Cascading Blue) For only being a yearling, it bloomed like crazy.. Nothing spectacular, just a "nice" flower.
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~Jan
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spunky1
Sep 26, 2012 5:37 AM CST
There were so many that really did well this year.
These are five you will still see here if you visit
five years from now, most are gone after two years.
CAN'T TOUCH THIS Harry 2012 This was the #1 new flower here this year.

EMMA'S CURLS Falck 2011 the #1 UF this year.

SKINWALKER Roberts 1997 #1 spider here for several years.

HAPPY HAPPY Smith 2009 This is what I call the perfect eye and edge. Still sells for $250

WILD DREAMS Grace 2012 Outstanding in every way.

Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 26, 2012 5:45 AM CST
BRUSHED BY BLUEBIRDS - I have only had this one for 2 years but this summer it bloomed like crazyThumb of 2012-09-26/Hemlady/c9571b


MAPPING PENNSYLVANIA - always a terrific bloomer, weather doesn't seem to affect it in any way
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PINK CRICKET - one of Dottie Warrells and it bloomed like crazy



FREE WHEELIN - bloomed a long time
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OLD KING COLE - a consistent bloomer and pod setter, didn't mind the drought at all
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TWO PART HARMONY - was loaded with bloom this year (I agree, you can't just have 5)
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 5:46 AM CST
Did you guys gets your votes is for the AHS regions? I know I am hoping to add ALL AMERICAN CHIEF and NORTH WIND DANCER. They were on the popularity lists. Anyone growing those? How did they do for you?

Natalie, I have M. RAINBOW but it is a new plant for me. G

Love, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, and DUKES of GASCONE, do you ever have problems with the fat ruffles hanging up?

Teresa
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 5:51 AM CST
SKINWALKER did very well here too, and also rebloomed late. Fred, HAPPY HAPPY looks almost fake, but I mean that in a good way Smiling Does it have a good budcount?

Cindy, I added FREE WHEELIN, only a bloom or two I am hoping it settles in and will be better in 2013
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 26, 2012 5:52 AM CST
Teresa, Free Wheelin took a couple years to really show its stuff but this year it bloomed like crazy. Must have liked all the hot weather.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 6:00 AM CST
SPRINGFIELD CLAN also did very well and mutliplied well. That could be a thread in its self. I just love those that seem to want to grow and grow! FASHION POLICE is one I finally gave up on after 3 yrs and still 2 fans Sad I sold him.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 6:05 AM CST
Jan, I like your seedling. INDIAN RIPPLE just finished up here. Always a bit sad to see the last one bloom.
Name: Michele
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tink3472
Sep 26, 2012 6:05 AM CST
Hmmmmmm there are sooooo many here but I will try and do 5

LESLIE RENEE my second fav pink and always looks good


LILLIAN'S JINGER BRED my first fav pink, perfect always
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JUST FOR BREAKFAST just keeps blooming and blooming and it's a great little show flower (the photo just doesn't show the true beauty)


FERN STONE started blooming in March and reblooms like crazy. It was still trying to send up more scapes this month (I cut them off after hybridizing is done)
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LILLIAN'S LYING EYES started blooming April 9th and was still sending up more rebloom scapes beginning Sept. This one opens early morning even when cool and is just always a perfect bloom.


Let me add

WILD DREAMS it just always had so many blooms open and even the prolifs were blooming like crazy on it before I took them off and planted them
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 26, 2012 6:11 AM CST
Looks like Wild Dreams has gotten two votes already.
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Name: Paula Shaw
Whittemore, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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petalsnsepals
Sep 26, 2012 6:21 AM CST
I have lots of oldies but goodies and I would have to say my top performers were: Miss Amelia,Darla Anita,Pumpkin Festival,Sunset Strut,and Always Afternoon.These always have lots of blooms and continue to rebloom throughout the summer. Darla Anita
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Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Sep 26, 2012 6:37 AM CST
Michele I am glad to see Leslie Renee and Lillian's Jinger Bred on your list. I just bought both of those and cant wait to see them next year. They are both beautiful pinks!!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 6:46 AM CST
I like them too and I don't have any newer pinks. Since I am downsizing I am trying to get only good performers. I have been selling a lot locally. So maybe I could add a just a few :)
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Sep 26, 2012 6:58 AM CST
WILDEST DREAMS is such a pretty face! What other patterned dls have done well for you this yr?
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 26, 2012 7:09 AM CST
Darla Anita grows great for me too. And another really inexpensive daylily by Northern Lights (Mike Grossman) is his own EVERMORE LIGHTS. This plant is a wonderful grower and bloomer.

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Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Sep 26, 2012 7:27 AM CST
I have that one too Cindy, very nice!!
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Sep 26, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Well now there will be two votes for Can't Touch This, new here this year also. It bloomed it's head off and was one HUGE fan when I got it from Nicole. It is now 7 fans of all sizes. Since the fan was so large, it had huge flowers also, that just kept getting better and better.

1. Can't Touch This first flower, then later on
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2. Dragonfly Dawn also new this year, was a very large fan that is now five fans. It made 5 scapes also. First flower open then later.
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3. Smooth Talker also new this year from Nicole Devito, huge fans when I got them, it bloomed for a very long time.
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4. Parrots of the Caribbean is always my favorite here.
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5. Snow Crystal is always a favorite of mine. I lost it and had to replace it, so this was it's first time to bloom for me again. It was awesome.


6. Sorry I can't stop at 5. Also new this year to bloom Raspberry Mountain.
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