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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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Jan 31, 2010 8:39 PM CST
Tell us what your favorite daylilies are and why.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 31, 2010 9:22 PM CST
I like historics (Stout, Saxton, Lenington) and species but I throw in new hybrids too (Munson, Petit, Warrell, Reed, Mahieu)). Especially spiders. I like simple forms and striking colors, bicolors/bitones, eyes, watermarks, etc. I doubt that's typical but it takes all types and tastes.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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Jan 31, 2010 9:42 PM CST
One of my favorites has to be Jerry Hyatt (C. Hanson)... I remember the day I first saw it blooming in Curt's seedling field... it just blew me away!

The seedlings from it in Curt's gardens are just amazing.

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Name: Melissa
Southwestern Ohio (Zone 6b)
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Melissa
Jan 31, 2010 10:04 PM CST
Anything Hanson!

Those are the only daylilies I buy anymore... I would like to have all of them eventually. I think I might have 50 or so now.

I don't have that one Jules... I just managed Primal Scream over the winter... I LOVED Curt's gardens... absolutely loved them.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Jan 31, 2010 10:20 PM CST
I like historics too. And Spiders and Uf's and hose n hose doubles. Love that Seedling.
So happy to be here.

Joy
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Juli
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Jan 31, 2010 10:50 PM CST
This is one I would really love to have... but will have to wait till it comes down in price.

John Rice's "Reining"

It was the most luscious color! Very vibrant. I have a lot of photos of it under the seedling name, R-78

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 31, 2010 11:24 PM CST
Great color!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Feb 2, 2010 2:07 PM CST
"Reining" is wonderful! I have many favorites. I tend to really like the white ones with near blue eyes like Julie Newmar, Destined to see and Blue Eyed Butterfly. Here's Julie Newmar.


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Name: Kathy
Southcentral PA.
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kathysflowerpatch
Feb 2, 2010 5:37 PM CST
First time posting here so a big hello to you all on this snowy night.

My all time favorite are 3 David Kirchoff, Darla Anita and Alexa Kathryn , not just for their pretty faces but for the fantastic rebloom and these three do fully open, no sticky pie-crust edges!
I love the older daylilies too , fav many, many favorites in my garden.

pic of Alexa K

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Name: Juli
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Feb 2, 2010 7:28 PM CST
This is an OLD one, but has to be in my top 5.

Penny's Worth

It is the first daylily to bloom for me, and the last daylily to bloom for me. I have had scapes of it on my Thanksgiving table before and that is saying something in central Ohio. It reblooms and reblooms all summer. The foliage is so small and fine, it looks like a clump of grass. It increases well, and I have small clumps of it all through my mixed perennial border.

In this picture, it is planted in the sun just at the edge of the shade from a witch hazel. So it is backed by shade perennials such as small hosta, pulmonaria etc. The blue in the picture are some volunteer violas Johnny Jump Ups.

I think Penny's Worth only gets about 10" tall.



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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Feb 2, 2010 8:22 PM CST
Love it!!
Name: Kathy
Southcentral PA.
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kathysflowerpatch
Feb 2, 2010 8:26 PM CST
daylily, I have Penny Earned, got it last fall along with a bunch of minatures and other daylilies from a friend who had to get rid of all her daylilies ( she sold then for a living) due to moving. I like your Penny Worth very pretty! How small are the blooms?

Kathy
in PA
z6

ALL AMERICAN BABY a small flowered daylily , one of my favorites too! Heck they are all my favorites!

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Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
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dana
Feb 2, 2010 8:32 PM CST
ive been wanting julie newmar.. i like the ufo that arnt quite spider,, i dont like chicken fat for some reason ..probably because its called that. and any thing bicolored or patterned eye, applique or otherwise interesting
Name: Doris&David Bishop
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Casshigh
Feb 2, 2010 8:38 PM CST
Nice picture of Jerry Hyatt. I'm going to add it to my "Add This Spring List".
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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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Feb 2, 2010 9:05 PM CST
Penny's Worth - I think the bloom is about 1-1/2 inches.

Jerry Hyatt - the photo in my avatar is Jerry Hyatt, in Curt's Garden, it's first year blooming in the seedling field. Curt used my picture in his catalog. Jerry is an odd one -- it's blooms can vary quite a bit. I love it when it shows the Leopard spotting like it is in the photo I posted above.

I don't like the big edges at all. I only have a couple daylilies with those big edges... and even they are not very extreme.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Feb 2, 2010 9:23 PM CST
I've read somewhere that Penny's Worth has the smallest daylily bloom of all the cv's. Don't know if that's true? But 11/2 " is pretty small. I didn't know it was such a good performer. I'll have to keeps my eyes open for that one. Cute!

Joy
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
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dana
Feb 2, 2010 9:31 PM CST
oooh i have a bunch of minis on my list.. i didnt know they got to 1 1/2 ive been adding ones that are below 3 inches. ill have to add that one too thanx. too bad you all dont live closer id trade hair services for daylilies.. id totally do that now but id end up with only south seas and stellas
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Feb 2, 2010 9:41 PM CST
Dana, if you like the small ones, another good performer for me is Mary Ethal Anderson. I have it planted in the sun, but right along a shade area... so it is backed up by shade perennials. It is an odd space - my house shades the bed up to about 10" from my sidewalk. That part is full sun. So, I have several small daylilies planted in that 10".

Here is Mary Ethal Anderson. Pardon the cross tags hanging on it. When I got it from Curt Hanson, I *thought** it was a tet. I tried all sorts of tet pollen on it and never did get a viable seed ;-0

In the background is an astillbe, I think it may be Finale.

Maybe we should start a thread for Mini's in the chat/misc. forum.

I wish I knew of more mini's to get. Along my walk, I also have Spacecoast Tiny Perfection, Leprechaun's Lace, and another one that the name is slipping my mind. It has Wild in it.... LOL

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Name: Kathy
Southcentral PA.
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kathysflowerpatch
Feb 2, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Joy
It is very small but is covered in blooms. Another strong small flowered that covers itself is Little Red Spring Song. Simply beautiful!
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dana
Feb 2, 2010 9:59 PM CST
yes a mini forum.. when i got into them i searched everywere for info ..finally i did an advanced search in pf for daylilies under 3 in... many of them didnt have pics

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