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As a comment about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Marilyn Grua'), Marilyn wrote:

This one is named for me, Marilyn Beth Grua and it is a wonderful Daylily!

I love, love, love this Daylily! It is very beautiful! I love the chartreuse throat! Love the contrast between the purple and the chartreuse colors! Love the way the petals and sepals twist and turn! I'm always excited to see it in bloom every year!

I'm very honored that Dan Bachman wanted to name a Daylily after me! He gave me 4 or 5 choices in 2004 to pick from to have my name on it and as I looked at all the choices in his field, I kept going back to this one. It is stunningly beautiful! Very memorable!

Thanks so much Dan!

BrotherFrank
Jan 16, 2014 9:18 PM CST
Hey Meril, getting ready to order some Daylilys from Eden, thought I'd get a mix, any suggestions? I'm in Zone 10, it's 73 degrees, I'm ready to plant. Your brother, Frank
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 16, 2014 10:52 PM CST
Hi Frank! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Group hug

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We had a cold and snowy day and it's suppose to be that way for all weekend here. Sad Thumbs down

Are you referring to: http://www.edenbrothers.com/

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/daylily-perennials.html

I did some checking for you and wanted to list the garden watchdog link, so you could read the reviews. I checked all the daylilies that Eden has shown with the database. Do not get any that I haven't listed. Read the ATP links that I provided.

Here's the Garden Watchdog with the positive, neutral and negative reviews for this company. http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/c/7147/

I've never ordered from them before.

I heard from Mom, Tom or Cath that you're going to be moving to TN sometime and I'll give you a start of Marilyn Grua. Didn't want you to lose it in TX. I'll have to check how many fans I have when Spring gets here. It's a semi-evergreen (SEV), so that's ok for you to plant in TX. Don't plant any dormants (DOR) where you are, because they probably won't grow for you. You can grow (EV) evergreen where you are too.

I usually get my Daylilies from Dan Bachman, in Lebanon, OH, who hybridized Marilyn Grua. I don't think he ships in the Winter. I'll mail you some of his introductions this Spring that are not DOR.

'Prairie Blue Eyes' is ok to plant. It's a SEV. I grew that one before and it's a nice one.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Janice Brown' is another good one. I used to grow this one and it's a pretty one. It's also SEV.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Janice Brown')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Bela Lugosi' is another great one. It's also SEV. I used to grow this one also.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennial-daylilies...

'Mildred Mitchell' is an EV, so you could grow that one. I used to grow it and loved it! It's a beauty. Here's a pic of it at Dan & Jackie Bachman's yard, where I gave a lot of my older daylilies to.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mildred Mitchell')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

Moonlight Masquerade is not the "correct" name. The correct name is 'Moonlit Masquerade'. It's a SEV and ok for you to plant in TX. I used to grow this one and loved it. It's a beauty. You'll like that also.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Moonlit Masquerade')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Strawberry Candy' is another good one for you. It's SEV. I used to plant this one and loved it. It's a beauty. It won the highest award a registered daylily can get!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Purplelicious' is a recently new one that I haven't grown. http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/detail.php?id=169059

It should be ok for you to plant, since it's SEV.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purplelicious')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Pandora's Box' is a good one. It has won 4 awards. I haven't grown it before, but is ok for you to plant, since it's EV.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pandora's Box')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Entrapment' is another SEV, so you could grow it there. It was introduced in 2006.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Entrapment')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Breathless Beauty' is ok for you to grow. It's a EV.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Breathless Beauty')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Bonanza' is another one that's SEV and ok for you to grow.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bonanza')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

'Petite Ballet' is a SEV and ok to plant.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Petite Ballet')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

Prairie Bella is not the correct name. It's 'Prairie Belle' and is a SEV, so you could grow this one.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Prairie Belle')

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/spring-perennials-daylilie...

Of the ones shown on the Eden list, these are the only ones you could grow in south TX. I checked them all with the ATP database. The other ones are ones that are only hardy to the northern states.

Happy to help you out! Miss seeing ya! Must be nice to have 73 degrees! Smiling

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