Daylilies forum: Favorite Large Daylilies

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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Apr 4, 2015 6:23 AM CST
I am really interested in collecting daylilies with larger flowers, and want to add some in all categories. I would love to hear what your favorites are, and how they hold up in rain and hot sun.
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Apr 4, 2015 7:50 AM CST
I'm interested to see responses to this as well. I'm all ears! My purchases this spring really focused on large flowers, especially ones from Paul Owen. Will have to see how they hold up in rain and sun by me...
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Apr 4, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Hmmmm. I'll have to think about this but the three that jump to mind are SILOAM GOLIATH, LINDA'S MAGIC and DIFFERENT DIRECTION. Both have nice consistent, large blooms and are hardy here.
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Apr 4, 2015 8:19 AM CST
I really like large non spider flowers too.
here are just a few with big blooms.

Heavenly Dragon Fire. 7.5 stand out.
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Solar Max it's only 6.75 but it looks huge! It's perfect round bagel.
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Strung out.... A favorite. 9 inch bloom!
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Kidfishing
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 4, 2015 8:35 AM CST
I think you have to take form into consideration when you are talking about size. As kidfishing mentioned spiders and other forms do not have the same effect in the garden, even if the size of the bloom is listed the same.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 4, 2015 9:04 AM CST
If you want extremely large blooms, here are the three I think of right away, although they are more expensive depending on the source -- but what garden impact!

AMETHYST PRISM - My favorite at about 9"
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AZURE PRISM - Slightly smaller blooms and the scapes are a few inches shorter


MY CUP OVERFLOWS - A diploid, blooms around 8"



And here are two that I always think of as "dinner plates" when they bloom. The plants are shorter and the blooms really aren't all that huge, but they have great impact.

TEN GALLON HAT


PORT ORANGE


Betty
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Apr 4, 2015 10:59 AM CST
What beautiful flowers. Thanks for posting.
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Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Apr 4, 2015 11:09 AM CST
Two I have and really like are, Ruby Spider 9" red and Highland Pinched Fingers 7 1/2" orange. I can see Highland Pinched fingers from almost a half mile away when driving home. It is a very bright, flaming orange, that holds up great in the hot sun here, I will always have this one. Ruby Spider also holds up well in the hot sun here, and grabs your attention with its shear size and reminds me of a pin wheel. We rarely get rain during bloom season here, so can't tell you how they hold up to it. Both have multiplied and performed well for me in my zone 5b/6a garden. You can find them for very reasonable prices, I also have both available for trade.





Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Apr 4, 2015 11:21 AM CST
This was my favorite big bloom last year. It is a seedling of mine, blooming for the first time last summer. Princess Di x Adventures with Jellymaker. It measured in at 7 1/4 inches to the recurved ends. Have to see how the blooms change as it matures over the next couple years. It's fairly tall and had a good bud count. Thumb of 2015-04-04/bramedog/a3f187

Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Apr 4, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Wow! Drooling
Kidfishing
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Apr 4, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Betty, your flowers are all so pretty , but I just love Azure Prism. I have nothing in those colors.

Gale, I just love your Highland Pinched Fingers and would love to trade something. It is so nice to see something grow in my garden and know it came from another gardener. I have Ruby and it's one if my favs. It does a lot of cool things as far as petal numbers go!!

Ken, that is such a gorgeous seedling. I was a huge fan of Princess Diana and you should expect no less with a namesake like that.
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Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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DancingGenes
Apr 4, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Rocket Man 9"

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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Apr 4, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Webster's pink wonder 13" uf

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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Cookies4kids
Apr 4, 2015 8:47 PM CST
That is the prettiest flower, Lisa.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 4, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Both of these are large standouts.

Handsome Devil. Even though the database says 6, it grew to about 9 inches, here. Good in rain and sun.
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Solar Music. Database says 8 inches and that is about what I get, here. Good in sun, fair in rain.
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Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Apr 5, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Karen, I have a plant list, take a look and see if there may be anything else you would be interested in, I will take a look at yours. I'm sure we can come up with a great trade.

Gale
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Apr 5, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Karen in case you haven't heard, Webster's Pink Wonder recently won the Stout Medal. I don't have that one but, I have always admired it. I can vouch for Solar Music and My Cup Overflow.
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Cookies4kids
Apr 5, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Thanks for the info, Mike. I just love Websters Pink Wonder but can only afford so much this year unless I have a plant sale. Sighing!
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Name: shirlee
southeast (Zone 6b)
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mistyfog
Apr 5, 2015 10:12 PM CST
Karen, that is one gorgeous cake! Makes my mouth water just looking at it.
Name: Freda/Blossom Gallop
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (Zone 8b)
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Blossom
Apr 5, 2015 11:48 PM CST
My favorite is Sergeant Major:

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Thanks, Freda (Blossom)

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