Daylilies forum: Bela Lugosi is near dead!

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jul 18, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I bought this daylily a couple of years ago from G.h. Wild for $5. I was expecting for that much money I would have a really nice plant in a couple of years. Should I ask for a refund?

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caitlinsgarden
Jul 18, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Two comments: My first DL's were from Wilds, quite a few years ago, and nearly all of them have grown into humungous clumps. What more can you want for $3 right?

I have trouble knowing which dark purple is which. I have Bela Lugosi, Strutter's Ball, and Ed Murray and I don't know which is which.
Name: Pat
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Xenacrockett
Jul 18, 2014 6:58 PM CST
I think after a couple of years, I'd just eat it.

Wild only guarantees their plants for a year, I think.
Think of it as $5.00 spent on a bad date. Rolling my eyes.

Or are you kidding?
If you are serious about trying to save it, a little CPR might help.
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fiwit
Jul 18, 2014 7:05 PM CST
Please tell us you're kidding... I can't see anything wrong with the picture you posted. It looks like a nice, thriving clump to me. Shrug!
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Jul 18, 2014 7:19 PM CST
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kidfishing
Jul 18, 2014 8:16 PM CST
I paid $150 for a collection from a hybridizer in 2011. I lost everyone of them within a few months. I did not think to ask for a refund. The plants were good when I got them. They bloomed so they were what I ordered. I barely survived that summer of 63 days over 100 degrees and I got to spend some of the time in the AC. I figure I could not blame the plants for kicking the bucket.
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floota
Jul 19, 2014 6:09 AM CST
You are kidding, right???? It really hurts when you pay $175 for a new plant- that is ONE plant- and you get a tiny single fan that is barely hanging on. If it does survive, I'll probably have to wait 2 more years to see it bloom.

Once burned- this hybridizer has a fairly good reputation but I will never be a customer again. I think greed got in the way. He should have told me the plant was too small and sent me a refund, IMHO. I haven't said anything but may do so, as I keep running into him at Daylily events.
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Hemlady
Jul 19, 2014 6:10 AM CST
The plant looks absolutely fine to me.
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caitlinsgarden
Jul 19, 2014 6:23 AM CST
I think he is kidding, right?
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jul 19, 2014 6:46 AM CST
caitlinsgarden said:I think he is kidding, right?


Or he works for or is related to Wilds.
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Seedfork
Jul 19, 2014 7:15 AM CST
Well, I would definitely ask for a refund Frank. That clump can't be over three feet wide and I doubt you have had more than eight to ten blooms opened at one time all season, and besides there are probably less than a couple of dozen buds left to open, why waste time on such poor performing cheap daylilies? Hilarious!
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fiwit
Jul 19, 2014 9:46 AM CST
Seedfork said:Well, I would definitely ask for a refund Frank. That clump can't be over three feet wide and I doubt you have had more than eight to ten blooms opened at one time all season, and besides there are probably less than a couple of dozen buds left to open, why waste time on such poor performing cheap daylilies? Hilarious!


Ya know, Seedfork... I thought that same thing, but was hesitant to say anything. I mean, Frank's already feelng bad - why pile it on? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Jul 19, 2014 11:51 AM CST
Another problem: The ATP database lists Bela Lugosi as a 6" flower. Clearly, this flower is over 6 inches! On a positive note, the color seems ok.

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Also, there seems to be too many flowers. They are all crowded together!

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Sharon
Jul 19, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Frank, you are a bundle of chuckles today.
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fiwit
Jul 19, 2014 12:14 PM CST
I'd send it back, Frank -- you were obviously gypped. I mean, what reputable seller would dare to send a plant that will over-perform? That just ain't right! nodding
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chalyse
Jul 19, 2014 11:05 PM CST
Oh, wait Frank ... I think your tape measure went a little bit too far over to the left when you measured Whistling

I think they may have you backed into a corner on this one! Clearly, the bloom could be exactly six inches. Blinking

See? Every daylily has *something* to like about it! Yours has perfectly correctly sized blooms. That sure doesn't happen too often in most gardens! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 24, 2014 11:51 AM CST
Oh that is so top branched it isn't funny! Blooms on top of blooms, very crowded indeedy Big Grin

And I don't think that color is quite right. It looks off somehow. Are you sure you got BL? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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dspack
Jul 24, 2014 10:50 PM CST
I just think you should get rid of such a horrible plant. Just send it to me. I'll try to rehabilitate it. Any one else with similar problem plants can just send them to me, too. Whistling Angel
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 25, 2014 4:44 AM CST
There you go, Frank. Problem solved. Rolling on the floor laughing
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beckygardener
Jul 25, 2014 5:08 AM CST
Frank - Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Great thread you started!!! Thumbs up And your BL ain't too bad, either! Hurray!
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