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Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Mar 13, 2014 11:36 PM CST
I have always been fascinated with the darker daylilies, especially those that hold in the sun. One of the prettiest dark daylilies I grow in my garden is .....
CLOAK OF DARKNESS
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I Keep bumping into this photo allover the internet, this daylily is difficult to photograph, but if you bloom it in your garden, you know what I mean when I say it will make you "stop and stair".
LARRY'S OBSESSION..
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BRIAR PATCH
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CAMEROON NIGHT
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COSMIC SENSATION


COSMIC THUNDER
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DAKAR - the best dark I grow..
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FORTUNE'S DEAREST
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I REMEMBER YOU


JOHNNY CASH


SHARP SHOOTER


SPACECOAST LOOSE TOOTH


ROLLING RAVEN


VELVET RIBBIONS
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VIOLET BECOMES YOU
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VINTNER'S TREASURE


Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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chalyse
Mar 14, 2014 12:06 AM CST
wowwww ... i can't wait till my Fortune's Dearest blooms, based on the photos. I already know that deep purples indeed make me stop, catch my breath, and stare Drooling

Darker Shade

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Mar 14, 2014 12:13 AM CST
My favourite deep purple is SMOKE ON WATER. (I suppose someone has already thought of that).
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

Charter ATP Member Region: Gulf Coast I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seller of Garden Stuff Dog Lover Region: United States of America
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spunky1
Mar 14, 2014 5:02 AM CST
ROLLING RAVEN
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MAGIC MAN
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LARRYS OBSESSION
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JOSEPH HUDSON MEMORIAL
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JUST A WISH
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THISTLES AND THORNS
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SUBURBAN COACH BURNHAN
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LILLIAN'S SHADOW DANCER


Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
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Hemlady
Mar 14, 2014 6:20 AM CST
I only have a few and most are older ones. I do have Larry's Obsession but it hasn't bloomed for me yet.

EUROMAZING
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BLACK PLUSH



MIDNIGHT OIL
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NEW SWIRLS
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REBEKAH'S GOTHIC SPIDER
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VAMPIRE LESTAT
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AMERICAN REVOLUTION



SERENA DARK HORSE
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Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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chalyse
Mar 14, 2014 7:07 AM CST
New Swirls! Lovey dubby Dang, its a dormant ... I'm waiting for the day when all daylilies can thrive in all environments. But, it sure is thriving superbly in yours, Cynthia - just gorgeous! Hurray!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Lyle
Phoenix
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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lyle627
Mar 14, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Cindy, Fred - Nice blooms!

One more dark one..

MIDNIGHT IN MARRAKESH
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 14, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Very nice dark ones there Fred, Lyle, Tina and Cindy. This is one of the ones that started it all.
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Round Midnight


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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 14, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Thanks Tina!!!

Nice dark flowers everyone Thumbs up Thumbs up
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Mar 14, 2014 7:15 PM CST
I don't have many really dark daylilies because of the possibility of the blooms burning in our summer heat. But I have a few:

BLISSFUL BLACKBERRY PIE


VELVET VIOLIN


ROBES FOR THE QUEEN
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BRIAR PATCH


DUKE OF GASCONE


COSMIC SENSATION



I'm really taken by that very first daylily, CLOAK OF DARKNESS. Lyle, that's really a beauty!

Betty
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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chalyse
Mar 14, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Wow, Cosmic Sensation looks positively gleaming! Is it that silky shiny to the eye? Lovey dubby
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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blue23rose
Mar 14, 2014 7:29 PM CST
So many beautiful dark shades.

I had a really dark red that I gave away several years ago. Not even sure who I gave it to to ask for a piece of it back. I just wasn't into the dark colors at that time and now I'm kicking myself.I only have one that I would consider dark and I just got it last year. Very glad I did.

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Lyle
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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lyle627
Mar 15, 2014 6:32 AM CST
Vicki nice one!

Betty - Cloak of Darkness holds fairly well in the sun, not as well as Johnny Cash, but a much nicer bloom..

CLOAK OF DARKNESS - later in the day


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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Mar 15, 2014 7:07 AM CST
Thanks, Lyle. I am hoping to get better pictures this year. That picture was taken after the fans had been transplanted.

Cloak of Darkness looks like it has good substance. And I've always liked Johnny Cash.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
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Tree_climber
Mar 15, 2014 8:13 AM CST
This is an older one .... so a lot of bang for a small price.

Killer (Stamile, 1992)
height 28in (71cm), bloom 6in (15.0cm), season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Purple with black eyezone above deep green throat. (Indigo Moon × Still Night)


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Kathy
Brown City, MI
zone 5
Name: Lyle
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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lyle627
Mar 16, 2014 7:26 AM CST
A few dark eyes and edges..

BROADWAY ELF
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BANDIT BAY
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BEFORE NIGHT FALLS


KWANZA GOLD
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INCINDIARY


OPEN MY EYES
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SINISTER MINISTER
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SINISTER MINISTER X MAGICAL MYSTERY SHOW
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SPELLBOUND SECRET
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THE ONE AND ONLY


IVAN ATTITUDE


Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 16, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Black Briar Bay
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Dominic
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Dracula
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In my yard, Killer bloomed the first year VERY dark, then the next year lighter with more red tones. Eager to see what it does this third year.
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Mary's Baby
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Mary Lightfine
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I have gotten Midnight Tango and Mindanao Deep confused ini my photo files because they are planted close to each other and are so similar, but the photos are one of each, I think.
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Quote the Raven
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Sturm und Drang. Might rehome this one, it is not colorfast in Texas sun, but I like the name.
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Voodoo Dancer
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Also have Wait Until Dark. Can't believe I haven't photographed it, but this year fer shure.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Mar 16, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Lyle, would you believe that after I saw pictures of your CLOAK OF DARKNESS I went on the Lily Auction and bid on and won a DF of it yesterday? It's really a beautiful dark one and I'll put it in a bed with afternoon shade -- and away we go!

Betty
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Cat Lover Roses Daylilies Container Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents
Region: Oklahoma Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Maryl
Mar 16, 2014 12:52 PM CST
Mary's Baby is one of my favorites, although it may not have made it over this unusually cold winter here. On my wish list is Buffalo Thunder. Anyone seen this or know how colorfast it is?............Maryl
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Mar 16, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Neat flowers.

I especially like the ones with teeth.

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