Daylilies forum: Want to extend your bloom season? Get late! Heres how.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jul 11, 2011 4:19 PM CST
Daylily bloom season never seems to last long enough to please us all but around here it lasts for months longer than it used to when my garden was first planted.

That is because I have garden beds and bed sections in full bloom and ones not even started or barely started. I have been heavily adding late and extra late bloomers to the garden. And not just here and there but complete sections.


I have some main sources for the late bloomers. One source is Olallie. They do have many late and extra truely late blooming daylilies. I have bloom some years into October from some Olallie daylilies.

Another great source for season extenders are the Dale Thomas intros sold by Perfect Perennials. I started by buying the few Thomas intros pictured on the Website. But that was hardly enough. I bought all the Dale Thomas late and VL blooming daylilies listed in the perfect perrenial catalog. No pictures and no pictures on the website, I just bought them having very little idea what they look like. Well, they bloomed and they were beautiful. Fabulously beautiful. And even better each year as they are settled in. More buds and branching.

Another source for late and extra late that is working out very well for me are my Hibard intros from this local Long Island Hybridizer. I am very pleased to see how much they have grown and filled in this year after having some time in the garden.

My latest for late and extra late bloomers are Jim Murphy intros. I started with just afew but added many more. You have to look thru the listings, not all Murphy intros are late or very late blooming.

There are quite afew Reckamp Kelms that are late bloomers, I bought the ones I have on the lily auction.

I also added a batch of late and very late from Tranquil Lakes Nursery. These are old or old fashioned looking but if they bloom late as it appears they will do (as promised) the blooms are fine by me.

There are also quite afew late blooming Shooter intros from Marietta Gardens. You just have to find them. Ones I have and am thinking about are CAT SCRATCH, PAMPERED PUSS, MARIETTA SURPRISE and A FRIEND TO ALL.

There are others to be picked up here and there, more hard to find. But the blooms on the late bloomers and extra lates sure beat looking at the land of the brown scapes.


Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jul 11, 2011 4:22 PM CST
In case anyone is interrested my Dale Thomas intros are-
Apache War Dance
Sellstation Friendship
Sellstation Sunset
Sellstation Campfire
Sellstation Carnival
Flamboyant Promise
Apache Madness
Bonnies Passion
Dancing with Sandra
Harlans Pride
Hello Helen
Mary Annes Memories
Normans Folly
Sellstation Plum Crazy
Tomorrows Heartache
Two Janes


Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Jul 11, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Rita you are so right about the Dale Thomas intros! I have a few too, with more on my to be acquired list Big Grin

I'll add some pics of mine. Most are from last year since most are not blooming yet Hurray!

Apache War Dance, ML
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Enchanting Emma, ML
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Hello Helen ,VL
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Sellstation Carnival, VL
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Sellstation Orange Crush, ML (still in it's pot)
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Not all of Dale's are late bloomers, I have a few that are not.

Miss Kitty, M
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Bob's Little Baby, EM
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Kim Thumbs up
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 12, 2011 8:04 PM CST
I have been buying like crazy this year. Usual is one or two, even three in one year. This one? 63 and still going...Noticed a few weeks back that most were EM or M. Have made an effort now to only put ML, L, or VL on my watch lists. We have a long growing season and I want to keep the daylilys spread throughout.
Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables.

http://debra96.wix.com/green-amber-gardens
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jul 12, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Kim- I just love, love, love my Dale Thomas intros. I am so glad I discovered them and got them. And this year as they have been in the garden awhile and have a chance to multiply they are really looking good. Scapes all over the place.

Debra- That is the way most of us start out. We buy what we like not paying much attention to bloom season. If you truely want lots of late and very late bloomers in your garden it takes effort to try and find those season extenders. I know when I started adding lates and extra lates it really made a big difference in the length of my bloom season.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Jul 13, 2011 1:18 PM CST
I need to add Dale Thomas to my list of hybridizers for MN!!!

Wow Debra!!! You are a daylily buying crazy lady this year!! Good for YOU!!!!! Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jul 14, 2011 12:41 PM CST
I mentioned my Hibard intros in the beginning of this thread. Some have started blooming. Here are afew.

Amber Finale
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Last Creamsickle
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Chrisma Plus
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Imperial Ball
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Tokay Wine
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Wings Of A Dove
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 14, 2011 6:03 PM CST
Christine,

Didn't mean to. Came across a photo of Snake in the Grass Boo (thank you, mattsmom!). Found one at a good price, bought a couple more from the seller to get combined shipping. He sent one-for-one bonuses, so I went back to him for a few more, and back again, and again. Before I knew it...LOL Two new beds and one more in the works--and that's with sharing the bonuses with friends! But where else can you get such joy and satisfaction for such a minimal investment? Thumbs up

Debra

Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables.

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 14, 2011 10:20 PM CST
Debra - that is so funny!! And I am going to eb visiting Mattsmom (Becky) soon as we only live about 1.5 to 2 hours apart!! I cant wait to visit her!! Hurray!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 15, 2011 12:16 PM CST
El Desperado FFO. This is a must have for anyone wants later bloomers.
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Jenny Come Lately FFO from Melanie Mason. Another late bloomer that I recommend for everyone.
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Pinhill Claret Symphony. Hard to find but fabulous late blomer. Found mine on the Lily Auction.
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Cherry Cream Pie FFO.I could have put this on the Jim Murphy thread but decided to post it here as it is a late bloomer.
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Later Dude FFO. Another Murphy intro that is a late bloomer.
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
Charter ATP Member Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hostas Echinacea Garden Art Region: Northeast US Region: United States of America
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kimkats
Jul 15, 2011 8:39 PM CST
Oh my! i'm in love with Jenny come Lately! Lovey dubby Drooling Lovey dubby
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 16, 2011 12:37 PM CST
First Flower Open on WATER POCKET FOLD a late blooming Hanson intro.
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Finial Destination by Karol Emmerich also opened it's first flower of the season today.
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER again FFO. This one by Jim Murphy.
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Victoriana by Bryan Culver. Again FFO.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 16, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Sellstation Campfire by Dale Thomas
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Normans Folly by Dale Thomas
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Countdown to Fall FFO a Hibard intro.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jul 16, 2011 3:02 PM CST
Love that NORMANS FOLLY, and FINAL DESTINATION too!
Betty
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 19, 2011 11:05 AM CST
I agree Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 19, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Here is the complete list of all my Olallie Late and extra late bloomers.
A RIPE PEACH (VT)
CAMEO APPEARANCE (VT)
FASHIONABLY LATE (VT)
LATE EMBERS (VT)
PURPLE LACE (VT)
SHOWLIGHT (VT)
Olallie Mack
VT Sweet Tart
VT Late Green Throat
VT Gala
Vt Yellow Sights
Olallie Keith
VT Type Alpha
Vt Good N Gold
Vt Shocker
VT Fall Pink Mellon
Vt Butterscotch Harvest
VT Creamy Yellow
Vt Home Companion
VT Wishing Star
Vt The Last Mellon
Vt Dimpled Cheeks
Vt Right Regal
Vt Bridal Lilac
VT Maroon Branch
Olallie All Summer
Olallie Gold Rim

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 19, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Next I am adding my list of Isabel Hibard intros that I have. So here are the Hibard intros that I have--

Mid Late-
NO PUEDE SER
CHARISMA PLUS
WINGED DOVE

Lates-
AUTUMN FAIR LATE SESSION (listed as Late Season 2006)
AMBER FINALE
APRICOTE AFTERGLOW
COUNTDOWN TO FALL
EXIT STRATEGY
FAREWELL PARTY
FINAL CIRCLE
IMPERIAL BALL
LAST CREAMSICLE
LATEBREAKING NEWS
LATE HARVEST
MULTIPLE PERSONALITY
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
TOKAY WINE
WHAT PRICE GLORY

Very Lates-
FAMOUS LAST WORDS (bonus plant 2006)
LATE WONDER 2007
AMOR ULTIMA
END OF STORY
FINAL ANSWER
FOREGONE CONCLUSION
LAST LAUGH
LAST WALTZ
LATE INTERLUDE
LATE ROUND
SEASONS END
SEPTEMBER SERENADE

Very Very Lates-
FINIAL FRONTIER
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 21, 2011 10:25 AM CST
Two great late bloomers to add to your gardens-


TREE TURTLES FFO (Murphy)
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SELLSTATION SUNSET FFO (Thomas)
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Jul 22, 2011 9:58 AM CST
Some First Flowers Open today on late bloomers-

LAVA SPRAY. Ok, so it doesn't look like much. It is one of those Olallie intros I bought last August.
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AUGUST FLAME
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GOODBYE COLUMBUS. This one is from Tranquil Lakes Nursery. A good source of really old fashioned and just old (as in hybridized a long time ago) late and very late blooming daylilies

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jul 22, 2011 10:12 AM CST
I think they're all beautiful!
Betty

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