Plant ID forum: Old daylily

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jul 14, 2014 6:53 AM CST

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Name: Lindalee Stuckey
Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5a)
LindaleeS
Jul 19, 2014 10:04 AM CST
When trying to identify daylilies, always post the size of the blossom and the height of the scape (the stem the flower is on.) That can help eliminate some of the possiblities. After all, there are 7,000 different ones and the list is growing. I have 250 different ones but I know some people that have a lot more, like 1,800. See if there are daylily gardens in your area because if they are blooming in that garden on the same day, there is a greater chance of you being able to identify it. I will check mine to see if there are any possibilities.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 19, 2014 11:15 AM CST
Linda... I think you had a typo.... There are over 77,000 registered daylilies, not 7,000. Thousands of new ones are added each year.

Unless you know the hybridizer, where it was purchased or there is some really unusual thing about the bloom, it is nearly impossible to know, for sure, what an unknown daylily is.

We can ** guess ** but it is just a guess.

Yes, knowing size of bloom, height of scape, and any other information can help to ID. Such as do you know how old it might be? Is it an early or late season bloomer?
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jul 21, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Sorry for the vagueness. They are blooming now. It is at a cottage that has been around 100 years. The height of the flowers are about five feet.

Thanks for the info.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 21, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Hemerocallis Challenger is possible, from 1949 according to Old House Gardens ..

http://www.oldhousegardens.com/display.aspx?cat=Daylily
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 21, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Well, the height should narrow it down a lot... Not many that tall, even today.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jul 21, 2014 9:08 AM CST
I went here

And put in a height of more than 56 inches, ploidy would likely be diploid, I think... But you could try without that being specified... And hybridized not after 1950. Not many of those old ones have photos, but they do have descriptions. When you find one tht sounds right, you could try the ATP database to see if we have a photo.

http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/?advanced

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