Daylilies forum: Your best performers

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 4, 2014 10:42 AM CST
I was just wondering if we could start a discussion about what does really well in your garden.

For me this year it would be HOLD YOUR HORSES, STARMAN' S QUEST and BALI WATERCOLORS
just to name the top 3 that comes to mind.

Other that have increased well and are good would be CAUGHT RED HANDED, VICTORIAN LACE
and ROAD TO SAMARKAND.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 4, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Top 3 diploids would be Picket Fences, Big Smile and Navajo Princess


Top 3 tets would be Primal Scream, Old King Cole and Spacecoast Starburst

Its hard to just pick 3 because they are others that do well too.
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kidfishing
Jul 4, 2014 10:51 AM CST
Tets. Heavenly dragonfire, coyote moon lots of buds rebloomer and makes a huge clump in one year! Linda Sierra,
Dips beautiful edgings,stargate portal,
Just a few Smiling
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 4, 2014 1:48 PM CST
Cindy, you can add more than 3 lol.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 4, 2014 5:08 PM CST
The best performing plant in my garden this year and last year was' MY Path'
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The plants are still loaded with buds and blooms, it has been a lovely clump.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 4, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Well then, I will add Mapping Pennsylvania, Phenomenal Phoenix, Pastel Classic, Two Part Harmony, Double Pom Pom, Darla Anita, Rococo, Daring Dilemma and Leroy.
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Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Jul 4, 2014 6:04 PM CST
Bali Hai is doing very well this year.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 4, 2014 8:50 PM CST
This is good I will look up some of the ones I haven't heard of before. I hope everyone had a good Holiday. Just back in from the

local firework show. Nice day to spend grilling with the kids too. The humidity was down and it was so nice for the 4th.
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 4, 2014 10:07 PM CST
My best performer in the bud count area was my own 2014 registration, Sangria With Mia. I registered it based on last year's average of 19 buds per scape. But in a year when bud counts were down throughout my garden, it showed that it could do a lot better. The best scapes have 33 and 35 buds, and the others ranged from 23-28. It still has a lot of buds left to bloom.

Sangria With Mia
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Others with high bud counts:

Little Mystic Moon and Best for Last
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Teddy Bear's Picnic and Pretty Desirable
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Some with instant rebloom include:

Edge of Your Seat and Ruby Lipstick
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Debra

Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 5, 2014 3:56 AM CST
Debra, I am sure you are so proud of Sangria With Mia! It is so pretty, do you know the parentage of it? Yes, Edge of Your Seat has also done very well here.

Ruby Lipstick is very eyecatching too. I have a new pink one that I think may do well. Sweet Child of Mine is a nice pink. Hopefully, I can get a nice picture of it today. I was hoping for a rose pink but mine seems to be more the Webster's Pink Wonder shade like one of its parents.

I wish you were closer we would take another road trip to see some gardens.

Teresa
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 5, 2014 6:09 AM CST
Debra - Your "Sangria With Mia" is stunning! And the bud count is awesome! Congrats! I also love "Pretty Desirable". That one is just beautiful! Caught my eye as I was scrolling down your photo list of daylily blooms! Lovey dubby
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 5, 2014 7:07 AM CST
Teresa - The parents of Sangria with Mia are Black Plush and Starman's Quest. It's a robust plant with tall foliage and a 6.5 inch bloom on 46-48 inch scapes. I originally grew it in part shade, and it had 13 buds per scape there. I moved it to full sun three years ago, and the bud counts just kept getting better and bettter. I've had Sweet Child of Mine for several years. It is seldom rose pink for me unless it's very hot. I would call it more of a rose lavender here.

Becky - I got Pretty Desirable as a bonus a couple of years ago and was surprised at what a great performer it is.

Debra
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 5, 2014 8:02 AM CST
Debra, I still grow both of those. Good choices.

Pretty Desirable is just that! I am going to tour the Western KY Botanical Garden this morning. After twisting my husband's arm lol.

It is small but improving every year. He is going for home improvement items at Lowe's.

http://wkbg.org/
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 5, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Teresa - Have fun at the botanical garden! I still remember our trip to botanical garden in Lexington with fondness.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 6, 2014 8:48 AM CST
We sure did Debra. I have fond memories of that trip too.

Here are a couple of the WKBG shots I got yesterday.

ALL AMERICAN CHIEF
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It was near 11am so they really look washed out. It was a fun day!
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jul 6, 2014 2:05 PM CST
Silky Twilight put on a long running show.

But my "old" daylilies purchased in the early 90's mostly from a local farm that is no longer operating were the most impressive after finally given some attention.

This one that I have no idea what the name is now is finally wrapping up the show after months of steady blooming and setting pods.


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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jul 7, 2014 5:45 AM CST
Teresa, is that a water fountain? I would love to have one. How does it work?
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jul 8, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Sangria With Mia is one to be proud of!

I have a lot with really good bud count. Here are a few shots.

Glorious Autumn
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Kansas Kitten always has lots of blooms.
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Black Fathom Depths
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Pink Super Spider
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Renies Delight
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Claudia
Jul 8, 2014 10:03 AM CST
Best ones at my house this year Hold Your Horses, Barbara Mitchell, Twist And Shout, Smoky Mountain Autumn, Bali Watercolor, Indian Giver, Purple Maze and El Desperado has lot of buds and just has it first open bloom today. Thumbs up
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Claudia
Jul 8, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Oh.... forgot Ruby Spider.... just blooming its little heart out!❤
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