Daylilies forum: Your favorite older daylily? Ones you will always keep?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 22, 2012 1:23 AM CST
Hi, I thought for the beginning collectors and others too, that it would be fun to see what does well in our gardens and are reasonably priced.

I will always have several but I will start with a few pics. Please join in.
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JANE TRIMMER

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YELLOW MAMMOTH

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BLACK PLUSH
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 22, 2012 1:27 AM CST
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MARKED BY LYDIA

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ON SILKEN THREAD

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TUNE THE HARP

Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Dec 22, 2012 6:06 AM CST
At one time I had a bed (110) of Munson daylilies, I think I have nine today due to hurricane Ivan destroying the beds and name tags. This is four I took photos this year.
CAROLYN HENDRIX Munson 1987

GRAND OPREA Munson 1978
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EMPEROR'S DRAGON Munson 1988
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SOVERIGN QUEEN Munson 1983

Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 22, 2012 6:45 AM CST
CRITIC'S CHOICE

MOKAN BUTTERFLY
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TECHNY SPIDER
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THAIS



BEST OF FRIENDS
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FLUTTERBYE
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GOLLIWOG
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HOWDY
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Probably a lot more but I will stop here.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 22, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Sunset Bay (1998)


Killer (1992)
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Bob Faulkner seedling (not older, but still permanent)
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Darker Shade (1992)
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Dixie Land Band (1969)
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Sanford Time Out (1999)
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Dec 22, 2012 9:51 AM CST
TUTANKHAMUN - Elliott 1978


SPIDER MIRACLE - Hendricks 1986
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OCTOPUS HUGS - Stamile 2000
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CONDILLA - Grooms 1977


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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Dec 22, 2012 12:09 PM CST
Milk Chocolate: Carney 1967. This is such a fun little brown one. Although it didn't do as well in this past summer's drought, the prior years it was a crazy bloomer. I have had it for 3 years now. (sorry the photo is blurry)
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H. Citrina: registered by Baroni 1897. I just absolutely love this one. The trumpet shaped blooms, it's scent, it's fun nocturnal habit. When this one blooms, it is a reminder of how far we have come with daylily hybridization. I will always have a place for this one in my garden.


I have more oldies, which I love & enjoy for various reasons ~Jan
Name: Julie
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floota
Dec 22, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Several months ago, I posted on my blog about favorite older daylilies. Here are the links to those blogs ( and they have pictures):


http://juliecovingtonat.blogspot.com/2012/08/more-golden-old...

http://juliecovingtonat.blogspot.com/2012/08/some-great-olde...

Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Dec 22, 2012 4:49 PM CST
I absolutely love TRUE TO WHIM! One of my very favorite daylilies.

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PEGGY JEFFCOAT is another older one that I take more pictures of than most--always photogenic, and grows well here too.

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Just one more for now--PLINKO is an early bloomer that just looks great with the Echinacea!

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There are so many more, but will stop with that.
Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Dec 22, 2012 5:09 PM CST

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A few older favorites that have stood the test of time and will always be here...

Wings of Chance

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Whiter Shade

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Orchid Corsage

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Mount Helena

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and Hot Wheels

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 22, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Plinko with the Echinacea and Mount Helena are especially nice.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 25, 2012 7:07 AM CST
Thanks everyone for posting. I see some that I would like to add.

Merry Christmas!! Be back when things calm down lol.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Dec 25, 2012 7:14 AM CST
Theresa, my garden is full of them. I used to grow thousands of my own seedlings and hundreds of named cultivar. Now, I have about 20 seedlings, and there are around 75 older ones, with a handful of ones registered in the last 2-3 years. It was so, so difficult to widdle down to a manageable number. Like getting rid of old friends.

I hope to do an article about the ones I kept and how or why I chose them to keep.

One thing I kept in mind --- so many of the new intros have some sort of eye or edge. I think this trend will pass, and it will be hard to breed those edges and patterns out. I've kept a few really good selfs that have great plants here. I am not a big fan of eyes or edges. One other thing I kept in mind on what to keep - I wanted plants that did well here - nice scapes and foliage - however I don't want plants that increase like crazy, because it is to difficult for me to divide. I rarely fertilize to keep down extra growth.

A couple examples...
This is one of my seedlings, but I love it.
Alexandra x Concrete Blonde
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This one is the most wonderful red. That sheen around the throat area is something I am always on the look out for. Bela Lugosi, Sleepy Hollow and Holly Dancer all have it too.
Ascension By Fire
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And, I have loved Kissed Off since I got it when it was introduced. It blooms just above the foliage, but the color is the most wonderful intense rose, and it has a very green throat. Always has great branching and bud count.

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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Dec 28, 2012 1:20 AM CST
Some of those older daylilies are still worth their place at the table. I've always liked Marked by Lydia, and those saturated red/orange Munsons are beautiful as are "Kissed Off" and "Ascension by Fire". The double yellow Mount Helena is also an eye catcher for me.....I have several older daylilies that I really like, but two are doubly precious this year as they proved very resistant to rust. One is the pink Yesterday Memories and the other an older Carpenter named "Coral Corduroy".
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Dec 28, 2012 5:42 AM CST
Maryl, that is beautiful!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 28, 2012 10:00 AM CST
I agree, it is lovely. It is close to INDIAN RIPPLE another oldie of Doughty Thumb of 2012-12-28/bluegrassmom/878ac7
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Dec 28, 2012 12:49 PM CST
I like both of those. Thumbs up
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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Dec 28, 2012 3:52 PM CST
OoooH Teresa: I just ordered Indian Ripple from Robin at Earlybird. I've wanted it for some time now and after seeing your picture, I'm in love all over again......Maryl
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 28, 2012 4:00 PM CST
It is also one of my last ones to bloom, so it extends the season. You will enjoy it.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Dec 28, 2012 8:17 PM CST
So many Beautiful older daylilies.. My want list just got Longer Whistling Does anyone have any older daylily with
"Paul" in its name ? I can find any Sad
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