Daylilies forum: Stout Medal - lets vote!

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Name: Juli
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Oct 20, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Lets have some fun! The Stout is the highest award a daylily can win with the American Hemerocallis Society. The award for this year should be announced in the next few weeks. Lets see if we can predict the winner.... Here are all the candidates for this year.....






































Name: Juli
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Oct 20, 2012 1:44 PM CST
My vote would have to go to Nutmeg Elf. It has survived here, with no special care, for years and years. A couple years back, I moved a clump of it from out on the hill to the "good" bed along my front sidewalk. Wow, did it take off. Had over 50 scapes this year. I know that it is unlikely to win, because the small flowers would be considered out of proportion to the scape height - but I, personally, love small flowers on tall scapes.

I have grown many of the cultivars on the list this year, but NUTMEG ELF out performs them all.

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dormantsrule
Oct 20, 2012 2:42 PM CST
daylily said: Lets see if we can predict the winner....


I predict MRI.
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Oct 20, 2012 3:35 PM CST
I have no idea, but if guessing, it would be Hillbilly Heart, HBHMB, or Laura Harwood.
Whichever grows well and blooms well in most gardens.
See, I can't even guess just one. Green Grin!

Name: Juli
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Oct 20, 2012 3:40 PM CST
But, which one would YOU all vote for, not which one do you think will win.
Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Oct 20, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Oh, sorry. I would have to go with one I grow that does well for me.
Without a doubt, it would be Bella Sera.
Name: kimbar rise
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kimbar
Oct 20, 2012 4:35 PM CST
I just got Creature of the Night,I love Hillbilly Heart, Mynelle's Starfish is gorgeous.
But i am gonna go with Creature of the Night....
Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Oct 20, 2012 4:46 PM CST
I'd vote for California Sue's photographs-lol.....I've grown Shores of Time and really liked it until it rusted itself to death this year. I can't in all good concience recommend it to anyone because of that..... I've tried to order Laura Harwood twice in the past few years but have been talked out of it by the growers (#1) Said: Doesn't like heat/humidity (#2) Said: Thrips magnet. One northern grower, one southern, so I figure it's not fated to be in my garden any time soon....I haven't grown any of the others, but if I had to bet it would be on How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.........Maryl
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daylilydreams
Oct 20, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Persian Ruby gets my vote planted in less than ideal spot in the garden and still is outstanding here in the far north.
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Name: Trudy
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PeachLily
Oct 20, 2012 7:51 PM CST
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
followed closely by Victorian Lace.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 20, 2012 8:02 PM CST
I am thinking LAURA HARWOOD might have a good chance of being the winner. Lots of people seem to grow that one and it seems to do really well all over the country.

My personal favorite of the lot is BETTY FORD and that's my vote. Such a gorgeous daylily. I have had it for years.
Name: Betty
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Betja
Oct 20, 2012 9:49 PM CST
I'm a big fan of WISPY RAYS -- It's a real wowser here!

Betty
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Oct 21, 2012 5:17 AM CST
Well I don't have all of these in my garden but of the ones I do have I would have to pick Heartbeat of Heaven. Every flower opens up perfectly. I have only had it for 2 years. I can't wait to see what a clump of it does.
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Oct 21, 2012 6:16 AM CST
I would pick Victorian Lace, it is a blooming machine.

Dot
Name: Paula Shaw
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petalsnsepals
Oct 21, 2012 9:52 AM CST
My vote would go to Heavenly Angel Ice without a doubt, simple but elegant. I just love it!!
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Name: Arlene
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florange
Oct 21, 2012 10:45 AM CST
Thin Man gets my vote! Distinctive blooms that light up the garden.
Name: Debra
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shive1
Oct 21, 2012 1:27 PM CST
This is really hard! I grow and love so many that are up for the Stout this year. Creature of the Night, Margo Reed Indeed, Palace Garden Beauty, Bella Sera, Symphony of Praise and Shores of Time are all certainly worthy. But my vote would have to go Victorian Lace because of its fine plant habit and consistency from year to year.

Victorian Lace
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virginiarose
Oct 21, 2012 3:14 PM CST
I would vote for 'Shores of Time' , I just bought one from Mike44 on LA and am bidding on another. What a nice daylily!! Drooling
I will also vote for 'Thin Man', just bought one of those also, Looks like a good eye catcher. Saaaweeeet! Lovey dubby
Susan

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Name: Karin
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nh4me
Oct 21, 2012 7:52 PM CST
I grow a few of the Stout contenders and love them all but my vote this year goes to SYMPHONY OF PRAISE. An evergreen that does well in the north, every flower opens well, long bloom season, reblooms, lovely shade of pink and it increases well. Lovey dubby Thumbs up Thumb of 2012-10-22/nh4me/ed316d
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
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Casshigh
Oct 21, 2012 8:03 PM CST
We currently grow all but three (all but two until this past summer), and they are ALL beautiful. Each has its own merit for the highest honor in the daylily world. My vote goes to VICTORIAN LACE because of the constant beauty of the blooms and the good plant habit. I have said for several years that it will one day be a Stout Medal winner. I am glad to see it on this year's ballot.

Doris
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