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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Aug 31, 2014 8:30 AM CST
I have realized that not all daylilies outperform every single year. This is partly due to ( I believe) weather, how hard they "worked" the previous year and a bunch of other factors. Ones I had on this list in 2013 are not necessarily ones on my 2014 list. My top performing daylilies this year are:

Pumpkin Bandit - this yearling in my garden has been blooming since Memorial Day. And it is still going strong. I can't wait until it gets larger and clumps up.

Holly Dancer - a consistent over performer. It makes this list every single year.

God's Gift To Warthogs - it took this plant several years to settle in, and was spectacular this year, and in fact has a half dozen blooms that have opened this morning. Never expected this one to do so well.

Honorable Mentions: Lilting Belle, Buttered Popcorn and Fire King, + a mini flower that I need to figure out its name (squirrels stole the tag)

I will post photos when I get on my desktop later.
Jan
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Aug 31, 2014 9:35 AM CST
Hmmmm...

Off the top of my head

LESLIE RENEE
EMERALD STARBURST
KISS OF PARADISE
DIFFERENT DIRECTION
ANNABELLE'S BLUSH
SILOAM GOLIATH
WILD HAIR
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
Aug 31, 2014 10:28 AM CST
Pumpkin Bandit (ignore the weeds!)
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Holly Dancer
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Gods Gift To Warthogs
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Buttered Popcorn


Lilting Belle
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NOID
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Fire King rebloom - you can't tell here, but this flower actually glowed this year.
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Aug 31, 2014 5:55 PM CST

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Jan, your noid reminds me of Broadway Last Mohican. Whatever it is it makes a gorgeous clump!
With the hard and very long winter we had I wasn't sure what to expect of the daylilies. So many surprised me with their ability to put the nasty weather behind them and bloom like they always have, there were a lot of gorgeous blooms this year. These top 5 (6) are mostly older cultivars in established clumps that have proven themselves year after year and stood out as favorite performers for me in 2014....

Astral Voyager, is one of the best garden plants anyone could ask for. Beautiful foliage, great scape and cool raspberry- lavender blooms day after day....


Hidden Cameras, a patterned daylily with a super plant underneath.


A toss up for small red blooms between Broadway Valentine and Little Bo Peep Diploma, both make spectacular clumps, well branched with perfect blooms day after day.


Noble Lord, an older cultivar (1992) but a favorite of everyone that walks by it. Planted in the corner of the entrance to the garden it is one of the first daylilies they see.


Tuxedo Whiskers, wonderful pattern on a perfectly hardy well branched plant.


Others that come to mind and are great performers year after year....
Magic of Oz
Elegant Candy
Doc Webster
Kansas Kitten
Jerry Hyatt
Man in the Maze
Point of Divergence
Panties in a Knot
Planet Claire
Vanilla Gorilla...I'm certain I could list many, many more!
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 31, 2014 7:43 PM CST
I agree that your NOID looks like broadway last Mohican.

Some good performers are...
Coyote moon lots of scapes buds and reblooming scapes
Heavenly dragonfire lots of buds
Pink ambrosia 38 buds!
Painted palace 30 buds
Supernatural reblooming great
Stargate portal lots of scapes
Tuscawilla tigress 34 buds
And the prettiest or most unusual Cosmic Kaleidoscope

Just to name a few.
Kidfishing
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 1, 2014 7:36 AM CST
It could be Broadway Last Mohican, if it is, it clumped up in two years and that is what was surprising me. It has been wonderful this year.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 1, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Jan, that sure looks like BROADWAY LAST MOHICAN to me, and didn't you purchase the mini collection that year? And I love love love your BUTTERED POPCORN -- so cheerful and bright, and that clump shot is amazing! Is that picture in our database? Sure hope so!

And Char, I love your HIDDEN CAMERAS - I'll have to check into that one myself.

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 1, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Boy, there are so many that impressed me this year, but here are the ones I thought were the best:

DIPLOIDS:

LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAIL


CHRISTMAS IN OZ
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MAGIC OF OZ
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WILD DREAMS



TETRAPLOIDS

MARINA DEL REY
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DENTAL ACADEMY
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AMETHYST PRISM


BITING PUMPKINS


RANDOM KINDNESS




And I just have to include some from my favorite category, the smalls and minis:

TETRAPLOIDS:

LILLIAN'S STUFF AND SUCH - A little beauty and an incredible performer
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CRYSTAL WIND - Another great performer
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FIESTA FLIRT



DIPLOIDS:

BLACK FATHOM DEPTHS


LITTLE SURFER GIRL


CANADIAN BLUES
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Betty
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 1, 2014 11:02 AM CST
I did purchase that mini collection, and it is in the right location. I have the name tag buried beneath the plant also, just don't want to dig it up to check. I have a single tiny scape left on Little Surfer Girl. and the other one never survived the winter - but this one has been AMAZING - I don't think I have ever had any daylily clump up THAT fast before. Thanks for the ID help. I just haven't dug out my garden maps to verify.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 1, 2014 2:16 PM CST
All the rain gave me spectacular blooms this summer. The majority did very well, however, these pictured did exceptionally well.

PRICKLED PETALS
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MARGO REED INDEED
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TECHNY PEACH LACE
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SEXY SALLY
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MAXFIELD PARRISH


HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN (which is still blooming)
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PRIMAL SCREAM
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PICKET FENCES


JACKI KROPF
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 2, 2014 4:57 AM CST
I should have added SUZY CREAM CHEESE to the list of wonderful performers. It blooms late in my garden and is currently still blooming.

SUZY CREAM CHEESE
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Sep 2, 2014 6:31 AM CST
Very impressive list thus far. My Margo Reed Indeed has struggled since its maiden voyage into my garden. I am going to try and relocate it this fall and see what happens. Here is my list.

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Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/68a017 Hearts And Flowers



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/2de8f7 Breth Of Fresh Air



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/8b2025 Santa's Little Helper



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/e2957e Tranquil Waters



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/c6d073 Indian Giver



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/ca899a Vivid Heart



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/770643 Caesar's Head



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/57c26c Mama's Cherry Pie



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/1fc52b Sears Tower



Thumb of 2014-09-02/Hazelcrestmikeb/de3386 John Hawkins



Dragon Knife


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Sorry, I couldn't stop!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Sep 3, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Boundless Beauty was outstanding this year.
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Anne McWilliams
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Great White
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Woman at the Well
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Belle Cook
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Catcher in the Eye
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 3, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Strange Magic




Swirling Spider


Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 3, 2014 3:09 PM CST
tgarden711
Is that 'Catcher In The Eye' that blue? That is very nice.

SeeBee
Sep 4, 2014 11:55 AM CST
This year for me it was Ranger Bob and Barbara Mitchell. Both gone by now, but were prolific in late July and August. Just looking at all your wonderful photos gives me huge daylily envy, although I do not have much more room for them. I am looking for a couple of whites to add to the colors (Early Snow and Last Snowflake). I have one white, but it is not very prolific.


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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 4, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Welcome! SeeBee Smiling

Our ongoing drought severely impacted bloom quantity and quality on nearly all, but three stood out this year:

Darker Shade
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Grey Witch
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NOID Double
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Sep 4, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Had quite a few this year :

Filled to Overflowing. Later blooming in my garden and loaded with buds.

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Bob Faulkner seedling that just goes and goes and goes..... last flower today :(
This is a rebloom scape.

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Paper Butterfly bloomed alot this year.

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Others that put out lots of blooms :

Flight of the Raven
Lilting Belle
Love on a Wire
Heavenly Dancing Fairies








Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Sep 4, 2014 5:24 PM CST

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Welcome! to ATP and the Daylily forum SeeBee!

Never heard of Strange Magic, went and looked it up in the database...impressive clump shots jmorth. Enjoying going down through all the posts and seeing everyone's favorites. Thumbs up
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jmorth
Sep 4, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Thanks Char. Strange Magic came from Gilbert H Wild years and years ago.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.

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