Daylilies forum: Anyone Familiar with Maryott's DILEMMA?

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Oct 7, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Maryott's sent me a gift plant of DILEMMA this summer, and today it is blooming. I think it is absolutely exquisite, but it does not match any other picture or description of it that I have found. So I'm wondering if perhaps it is something else. I tried sending Bill a picture with a message once before but was notified that it was rejected so I'm thinking he has spam control on his system. So I thought i'd try here before writing him to ask how I can get a picture through to him to check.

Does this look like anyone else's DILEMMA?

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Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 7, 2012 11:22 AM CST
Here is Bill Maryott's description of DILEMMA:

(Maryott 2006) 32 inches tall, EMLRe, 5.5 inch flowers, Ev, Tet, 25 buds per scape. Impressive large flowers with beautiful form and fast increase. Interesting yellow with a hint of green in the center and a hint of rose on the outside. Very heavily ruffled. Fertile both ways. This cultivar may have moderate rust susceptibility if you have rust in your garden. It is reported to grow and perform well in the very coldest areas of Zone 2 in Northern Minnesota. Sdlg. C340A. Parentage: LARRY GRACE X DARLA ANITA.

And here is the link to the AHS Registration info:

http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/detail.php?id=153969&name...


And here is the link to our database entry for DILEMMA:

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Dilemma')


I see no hint of an eye listed anywhere in the descriptions or in our database picture, or in the picture on Maryott's website. So I'm really wondering if the plant I have is DILEMMA. I wouldn't trade it for the world, but I really really want the correct name for it. If anyone else has seen the faint pink eye mark on DILEMMA then I'll know I've got the correct name.

Betty
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OldGardener
Oct 7, 2012 11:41 AM CST
Could it be Color Fusion?
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daylily
Oct 7, 2012 11:53 AM CST
You could send Bill a link to this thread. I don't believe you have to be a member here to see posts.
Name: Laura Eiras
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Ditchlily
Oct 7, 2012 1:48 PM CST
You are correct that it does not look like the photo on his site: https://daylilygarden.net/cgi-bin/WEB_STORE/html/images/flow...

The one listed in Plant Files here: here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/282620/

I would check the address you have to make sure it is correct (bill@daylilygarden.net) . If it is, I would still try sending it again just in case it bounced for a different reason.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 7, 2012 2:29 PM CST
You know, I think OldGardener is correct -- I also got COLOR FUSION as a gift plant from him, and I'll bet I switched the labels when I was potting them up.

THANK YOU!!! Hurray!

Betty
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OldGardener
Oct 7, 2012 2:41 PM CST
It is a beautiful bloom!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Oct 7, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Isn't it? I just love it! Of course, in my climate I don't get nearly the wonderful edges that others do -- but I'm very happy with it!

Betty
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OldGardener
Oct 7, 2012 2:54 PM CST
It's gorgeous! I know what you mean about the climate - I am about an hour and a half south of Bakersfield and I would be absolutely thrilled if I got a bloom like that. It truly is exquisite!
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virginiarose
Oct 7, 2012 5:05 PM CST
It's very beautiful Betty, glad your mystery was solved. Hurray! Color Fusion is stunning, hope I can get one. Green Grin!
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