Daylilies forum: What are the "oldest" daylilies you grow?

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Name: Trudy
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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PeachLily
Nov 12, 2012 8:27 PM CST
I'm interested in "old" daylilies after reading about the history of daylilies and the hybridizers who started this great frenzy. I tip my hat to you.

I would find it very interesting to find out what the oldest varieties grown by members here might be.

Anybody have the species daylilies?

George Yeld's "Apricot" ??

What is the oldest thing you grow?

I think I'm gonna collect the "antiques"...when I grow up. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Nov 12, 2012 9:37 PM CST
My oldest is Hyperion, and I love it! It smells great, and always performs well, even when the others don't. Maybe that's why it's been around so long! I used it for hybridizing, and it passed along it's great scent to it's babies, and they smell even better, which was surprising!

Sorry, but all I could find was a clump shot.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 13, 2012 12:32 AM CST
At this time in 2012:

The oldest one I grow is....

'Gentle Shepherd' Yancey 1980



'Summer Wind' Bryant-E. 1982



The next two oldest I grow are after that are.....

'Love or Else' Hanson-C. 1998



'You Look Marvelous' Rice-J. 1998



All the other DL's I grow are from 2001 and later after these three.

I used to grow approx. 400 DL's, but cut back a lot! I had a lot of older ones then. I tend to grow the taller spidery ones now.

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Hemlady
Nov 13, 2012 7:04 AM CST
My oldest, which I don't currently have pictures of, would probably be species Lemon Lily and Middendorfii.

Other than these two species, I still have a lot of older ones that I just can't part with. A lot of them are Wild's.
Am not going to post all, as way too many. Here are a few.

HOWDY






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FRANS HAL

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BONANZA
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GENTLE BLESSINGS
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SEEDLING NECTARINE PINK(sold to me as Magic Dawn but is an old heirloom seedling)

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PRAIRIE BLUE EYES

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WATER WHEEL

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CARTWHEELS

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LUXURY LACE

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TYLWYTH TEG

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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Nov 13, 2012 11:20 AM CST
Autumn Minaret, Stout 1951
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Joan Senior, 1977
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Joey Langdon, 1970
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Lydia Bechtold, 1951
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These are the oldest I grow.
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Nov 13, 2012 2:13 PM CST
H. citrina - discovered by Baroni in 1898.

My family and I own a cottage in western PA, or which about 1 acre of the property used to belong to a daylily farm in the 1960's. There are many NOID's growing 'wild' there now. Every year I bring a couple of these "old fashioned" dips back home with me. It generally takes them a couple of years to settle in.

Currently, I don't want to "mix" any of the new cultivars with these oldies, and to help revive them, I have purposely purchased some older ones to take up there. H. citrina was one of those. But, I ended up planting it at the house because it arrived after my vacation, so I just popped it in the ground, planning on moving it the next spring.

Well, I fell in love with that oldie. Simple yellow flowers, nocturnal and fragrant, it will always have a spot at my house. I just love it. I also have a few others, but I am at work right now, so I can't post any photos either. I will try to get a better list tonight.
Name: Trudy
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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PeachLily
Nov 13, 2012 5:17 PM CST
Thank you for sharing your "oldies"!!
I love them! Thumbs up
Wouldn't Stout just be amazed to see a daylily of today???
I hope heaven has a really cool daylily garden... Smiling *Blush*

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Name: Char
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Char
Nov 13, 2012 6:03 PM CST

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The oldest here is the species middendorfii which starts bloom season in mid June. Next would be Hyperion 1924 and Kindly Light 1949. Other favorites that are more than 25 years old include...

Orchid Corsage (Saxton 1975)

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Outrageous (Stevens 1978)

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Wings of Chance (Spaulding 1985)

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and Mimosa Umbrella (Hendricks 1984)

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 13, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Have the Lemon Lily, too.
These are my other oldest (love the plant database here!)
Cleo 1938
Crimson Pirate 1951
Black Plush 1955
Frans Hals 1955
Bold One 1964
Cleopatra 1964
Dixie Land Band 1969
Prairie Blue Eyes 1970
American Revolution 1972
Irish Elf 1978
Lady Bear Bryant 1978
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 13, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Have photos of these:

Black Plush and Frans Hals
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Dixie Land Band - one of my very favorites-- and Irish Elf
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Lady Bear Bryant

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Char
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Char
Nov 13, 2012 6:28 PM CST

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Love Dixie Land Band, the white midribs against the red on both petals and sepals are wonderful! Thumbs up
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Hemlady
Nov 14, 2012 6:58 AM CST
Debra, I have a lot of the same oldies that you have. I thought I had Cleo but was told it is Miss Jessie.Thumb of 2012-11-14/Hemlady/084fd7
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 14, 2012 7:55 AM CST
Think I might like yours better with its slightly darker coloring, Cindy. Smiling

Char, Dixie was one of the first daylilies I got from Bob Selman in my early not-yet-addicted phase. That white midrib is part of the reason I now seek enabling wherever I can find it. Hilarious!
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daylily
Nov 14, 2012 4:47 PM CST
I have some form of "lemon lily" but I don't know enough about the species to know which one. Came from my Mom -( she is 88) her great Aunt's garden... so probably 100 years old.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 14, 2012 5:47 PM CST
I have quite a few older daylilies.

BONANZA: FRERRICK: 1954
BY MYSELF: PECK: 1971
CATHERINE WOODBERY: CHILDS; 1967
CHICAGO SILVER: MARSH: 1973
CHICAGO STAR: MARSH: 1970
DANCING SHIVA: MOLDOVAN: 1974
LIONS PAW: GRIESBACH: 1979
MY BELLE: DURIO:N 1973
PRAIRIE BLUE EYES: MARSH: 1970
SUMMER WINE: WILD: 1973
PRETTY FANCY : PRCK: 1980
RED VOLUNTEER; OAKES 1984
ELECTRIC: MILLIKAN 1985
JESSICA LILIAN: CHILDS 1980
OPEN HEARTH: LAMBERT 1976
SPINDAZZLE: WILSON 1983
DESIGNER JEANS: SIKES 1983
Name: Char
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Char
Nov 15, 2012 3:59 PM CST

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Debra, I remember the non-addicted phase and that first daylily that sparked the full-blown addiction. Margaret listed Designer Jeans, this was the first dl that got me interested. Somewhere back in the 80's, maybe after it won it's HM, there was a photo in a magazine of Designer Jeans, this was the first dl I had ever seen that wasn't orange. At the time we rented so I cut that image out and put it in the someday house folder. The summer after buying our home I found the image and went on a search for Designer Jeans and planted a small 4 foot bed with DJ and a few other $5 - $10 dl's. Four years later I came across an image of Curt Hanson's new introduction Supreme Empire......still can't walk past it without stopping to enjoy the blooms!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 15, 2012 5:11 PM CST
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Nov 15, 2012 6:02 PM CST
I love Dixieland Band! It's really stunning! And, it's almost as old as I am!
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Nov 15, 2012 6:31 PM CST
Species: H. fulva 'Kwanso'. I am guessing that I have the right species here.
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1951. PARFAIT, Childs.



1963. SEA GOLD, D.F. Hall. My oldest named daylily.


1967. AUGUST FLAME, Woods.
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1970. LADY NEVA, Alexander-Moody. Love, Love, Love this one!



1970. LITTLE GRAPETTE, Williamson
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1971. BUTTERED POPCORN, Benzinger.
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1973. RUSSIAN RHAPSODY, Munson-RW. I'll stop here at the almost 40 year old mark:)
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I have one that could be Magic Dawn or Howdy, but I'm told these two get mixed up easily. Not sure which, but I am pretty sure it is one or the other. I need to get better pictures and a clump picture.
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I like this thread. It is interesting to see what everyone has. Smiling

Vickie



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Name: Jan
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philljm
Nov 15, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Here is a photo of my H. citrina

I just ordered Cleo for shipping next spring, I think it is from 1938

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