Daylilies forum: Daylilies that bloom for over a month, two months, and three months?

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 20, 2014 2:17 PM CST
There have been a flurry of interesting posts lately in the daylily forum, and the mention of instant re-bloom, re-bloom, bud count, and bud builders have caused me to look into daylilies that have lots of blooms and bloom for extended periods of time. I grow daylilies strictly as garden plants, so I want a lot of bloom power, lots of blooms over extended periods of time. I only have one plant so far that has provided me with what I am looking for,'My Path' , it has bloomed for well over a month, but I have read of daylilies that bloom for over sixty days solid, (not to mention Glenn's 5 month blooms from one plant in Australia).
Anyone care to brag a little on plants that have over thirty days of straight blooms?
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JWWC
Jul 20, 2014 2:24 PM CST
I'd have to check to be sure but I have 2 clumps of LAVENDER HEART THROB that have been going strong since mid June.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 20, 2014 5:18 PM CST
I found this article and I thought it was wonderful for people like me who are fairly new to daylilies. It really helps me understand what I should be looking for in a garden daylily.
http://juliecovingtonat.blogspot.com/2013/03/thoughts-on-bra...
Name: Tina
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chalyse
Jul 21, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Thanks for sharing that great article, Seed, it is a thoughtful and balanced look at the many aspects of scape and buds that impact garden performance. For us, we have so little yard left (more flowerbeds than yard now) that just the thought of having rapid increase makes my back hurt. Dividing hasn't been hard for me yet, at the 5-fans or under size, but I would have a hard time digging up large clumps in all the garden areas every three years. I'm so jealous of the larger yards, though, even if I think rapid growth is a gardening task for younger bodies. Rolling my eyes.

I did compile a list of highest bud count here. They include those probably mentioned before that, like Julie notes as being good performers, have just 15+ buds, but that blossom for a long time. In my blast garden, three weeks is a long time ... and successive waves of 105-degree heat starting on June 8 pretty quickly put a halt to all blossoming. The three listed here were in full-sun garden conditions.

Nagasaki, Janice Brown, and Frankly Scarlet each had 16+ buds blossom.
Nagasaki bloomed from May 24 to June 19, Janice Brown from June 13 to July 9, and Frankly Scarlet from May 19 to June 11.
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Name: John
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farawayfarmer
Jul 21, 2014 3:41 PM CST
Here in zone 9a, good old Butterscotch Ruffles started blooming in mid-March and is still going strong at the end of July. It won't stop until fall is well and truly here. It's far from being a spectacular daylily, but a bed of them provides a continuous show. Oh, and it multiplies like rabbits.




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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Well, I would have thought that a one month bloom period was fairly common, I guess not! Maybe the average bloom period for daylilies is much shorter that I was expecting. Are people actually buying them just for a few days bloom per season. I have daylilies that re-bloom, but they bloom then rest then bloom again, and some might even bloom a third time. That is nice, but I am looking for ones that continuously bloom with a fair amount of blooms displayed with no resting in between. I don't grow any of these but I did see where they were listed as follows at another site:
'Edge of Your Seat' 73 days

'Bella Sera' 65 days

'Royal Jester' 65 days

'Adamas' 59 days

'Uninhibited' 54 days

Any one grow any of these and have successes to talk about? Any other varieties that do well?
Name: Tina
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chalyse
Jul 21, 2014 3:52 PM CST
Here is where it gets more sticky for me. I also had g-r-e-a-t success with Uninhibited in 2013. A long run. Lots of blooms. Then it sputtered once it was done and fall arrived, dying back completely until spring. It has come back, but not that strongly yet, and no blooms this year. I like it enough to keep it (forever!!!) but ... I wonder if zone 8b might be just as hard for it? What are your max temps?
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Well, normally in the mid 90's this time of year but occasionally up to 100 degrees, but with high humidity. I have shaded areas and partly shaded and full sun areas to play around with. It does make me wonder if a daylily has a very productive spell one year, will it suffer the next year or maybe two before having a big year again?
But 'My Path' has been my best performing daylily two years in a row.
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chalyse
Jul 21, 2014 4:08 PM CST
Same here for Frankly Scarlet, the only one to really stand out two years running. Hurray! Different climates just make it so hard, maybe, to really know what will perform the same as somewhere else. But ... reports shared by others are the only thing we have to go on, so it is really wonderful to see you post a thread where people like you and John share info in this easy to access format. Thumbs up
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Jul 21, 2014 4:13 PM CST


Miss Amelia

As it often seems to be the case, small flowered daylilies can have a longer bloom season than large flowered ones. Case in point--Miss Amelia, which in our climate can bloom for three months or more if conditions are right. This one has put out a few blooms on October 28, my husband's birthday. Oakes Daylilies sells Miss Amelia, which was hybridized by the Blooms of Bressingham, England.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2014 4:19 PM CST
I had not really thought of that, but small blooms planted in mass can make a great showing too. Now, I need to ask, what are the right conditions needed to get that three months worth of blooms?
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Sharon
Jul 21, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Inner View has bloomed since the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Its last bloom was yesterday. I'm in 7a.


I have two more, both older, but for the life of me I can't remember their names. Ice/snow storms washed away tags and also obviously washed away my memory. They both bloomed May 30 and the first one is still blooming, the second bloomed through yesterday.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 21, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Sharon
Ok, I calculate '58 days for Inner View' just to make it simple to follow along. The purple NOID 52 days and the Red one still going. Has it been single blooms, or mostly multiple blooms though out that period? I would also be interested in knowing if these have been outstanding performers in the past?
That makes me think more about burying a tag with my plants.
Darn, I also wanted to ask if this was from re-bloom, bud building, just lots of buds etc.?
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Sharon
Jul 21, 2014 5:39 PM CST
Oh I buried the tags and I'm sure they are still there but I surely didn't have the heart to disturb my most favorite and longest bloomers. Smiling

Inner View has multiple blooms and so does the red one. The wine/purple usually has singles. And yes, this has been their pattern for years.

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Edit: To answer your question, Seed, just lots of buds, continuous blooms.
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Jul 21, 2014 9:02 PM CST
Regarding Miss Amelia---we were doing a mass landscape planting of this on the south side of our house, but the concrete walkways proved too hot, so about nine years ago, my husband moved all of them to a new space on the west side of our property, with no concrete in sight. In fact, they receive shade about 2:30 in the p.m. in the summer. My husband tilled the space with cow manure as a soil additive--our soil is called sandy loam--and this has worked well with MiracleGro fertilizer sprayed about once a month. Also, the years we have good summer rains will be the best. We have a 500 deep well, but nothing beats water from the sky. You will not find any information on AHS about Miss Amelia, since it is English bred and therefore not on the AHS data base. It is on the All Things Plants Data base, and I am going to place this photo on the data base page.
Name: Char
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Char
Jul 22, 2014 5:07 AM CST

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Avedon said:You will not find any information on AHS about Miss Amelia, since it is English bred and therefore not on the AHS data base. It is on the All Things Plants Data base, and I am going to place this photo on the data base page.


Miss Amelia sounds like a really good dayliliy to plant for a long bloom season and your image showing it in a row is spectacular!
The American Hemerocallis Society is the ICRA (International Cultivar Registration Authority) for Hemerocallis. Registration is international. The country where Miss Amelia originates from is not the problem.... the reason Miss Amelia is not in the AHS database is because it was not registered by the originator (hybridizer).
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Avedon
Jul 22, 2014 7:30 AM CST
Thanks, Char, for correcting me about the AHS Database. A couple of years ago, I asked about why Miss Amelia wasn't in The AHS Data Base and it was my understanding that there was a problem about proving that the daylily really was the "real" thing, so I guess registration with AHS was all that was needed. I was not informed about the ICRA. I have another daylily by a Dutch hybridizer and now maybe I can get the info on it by using ICRA since it is not in the AHS Data Base.
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Char
Jul 22, 2014 9:52 AM CST

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Sorry, maybe I didn't explain that well.....
AHS is the only International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for daylilies. Miss Amelia and your daylily from a Dutch hybridizer are not registered cultivars if they are not recognized with registration through AHS. To be considered a registered daylily cultivar... the registrations must go through AHS following the registration guidelines otherwise both daylilies are considered unregistered.
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Avedon
Jul 22, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Thank you again, Char--guess I was having one of those DUH moments, but that's not usual for me LOL. I want to thank everybody that liked the picture of Miss Amelia. It's actually the daylily that started our addiction to DLS. I first saw it at the Botanic Garden in Fort Worth back in the late 90's and I was impressed that it seemed to be blooming every time I was there.I found out it was sold by Oakes Daylilies, but I never purchased any until we moved to our home in northeast Texas. Even though we now have a lot of "fancier" daylilies, this will always be a favorite and if we are out in the evening, we can usually enjoy the fragrance, since there are so many.
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dirtdorphins
Jul 22, 2014 3:07 PM CST
Miss Amelia is a champ!
I tried a few last year because they were 'cheap' and I was so impressed that I got a few more Smiling
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