It's Daylilies Week!: Cultivar that hooked you?

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It's Daylilies Week!

By dave
July 18, 2015

This is it! The highly anticipated Daylilies Celebration Week! Let's open the week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jul 18, 2015 7:08 AM CST
Name the cultivar that bit you, got you hooked and turned you into a Hemeroholic...

For me it is easy to remember as this is only my second year back into collecting and growing. I had a few years ago but,



'Pretzel Power' was the one my eye caught as I stepped out of the truck at 'Edith's Daylilies' in Noth East GA.
It is also the CV that turned me onto UF's.

I Love Lovey dubby Dayliy's and my list is constantly growing.
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 18, 2015 7:29 AM CST
It's a toss up between Whooperee, Megan's Love, or Corryton Pink for me in 2004. That's the year I discovered there were other daylilies besides Stella de Oro. I fell head over heels in love with them and they are still in my garden.





Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 8:02 AM CST
Mine was a seedling I grew from seeds shared with me by @seedsower. The first bloom was a seedling from Roses in Snow:

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I've been a daylily fan (no pun intended ... or maybe intended ... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing ) ever since! That was about 6 or more years ago. (I can't remember when for sure.) With so many daylilies in my yard now, it seems like I have been growing them forever!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 18, 2015 8:30 AM CST
That's a nice seedling, Becky!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Vickie - Thanks! Easy to see how I got "hooked, line, and sinker" into my love of daylilies! Whistling Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses Dog Lover
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GaNinFl
Jul 18, 2015 9:23 AM CST
I agree it is a beautiful seedling.

beckygardener said:Mine was a seedling I grew from seeds shared with me by @seedsower. The first bloom was a seedling from Roses in Snow:

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I have a few seed from some of the ones I have crossed and I can't wait to see them bloom in a year or so. Big Grin
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 18, 2015 9:37 AM CST
I have some seedlings in a bed now, but I don't think they will bloom until next year. Maybe not even then! It's a wait and see situation Rolling on the floor laughing
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses Dog Lover
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GaNinFl
Jul 18, 2015 9:53 AM CST
@blue23rose I have read that some here in FL, have experienced seedlings blooming in their first year. I hope I am one of those lucky peeps that can report such occurrences next year. Big Grin
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 18, 2015 9:55 AM CST
You may well be that lucky, Stan. I'm sure Becky has much faster bloom than I do!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Stan - Yes! That is true. But to really achieve that feat, you have to grow them in optimum conditions ... which I don't. Some of the Florida commercial hybridizers easily get blooms in their first year as a seedling. I may only get a few. Usually their second year here is a fun show to see what each seedling produces. And I have actually had some that did not bloom until their 3rd year even here in our mild climate. Stubborn babies!!!! Angry Sticking tongue out Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses Dog Lover
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GaNinFl
Jul 18, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Becky I sure understand that one.

I think it may be a challenge for me here in the icebox of Florida. I do give my beauties a good babying. But, in winter the temps can drop into the teens. Although those temps only last for a couple days each year, it is still cold for my thin blood. Rolling on the floor laughing and I am sure it can affect the bloom on seedlings.

That being said, I am still crossing my fingers for early bloomers... Big Grin
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/GaNinFl/
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 10:49 AM CST
That is all any of us home-gardeners can do! My toes are crossed, too! Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Garden Photography Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
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GaNinFl
Jul 18, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
beckygardener said:That is all any of us home-gardeners can do! My toes are crossed, too! Smiling


Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/GaNinFl/
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 18, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Thanks y'all .... for the kind words about my Roses in Snow seedling. She has a special place in my heart and my garden. I should register and name her in honor of Sandi ( @seedsower ) who I blame for getting me addicted to daylilies in the first place! Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jul 20, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I have two. The first is Border Lord. My mother bought it for me many years ago and it gets prettier each year. The pictures below show the difference for full sun and partial shade also.


I wasn't completely hooked until I was at a nursery and saw Ruby Spider...I knew I had to have it. I bought one pot to take home and couldn't stop admiring it.

The nursery had it for half price weeks later, so I bought three more Green Grin!
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Sorry the pics are out of order.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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blue23rose
Jul 20, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Gorgeous pics, Regina! I noticed that Border Lord does not have any parents listed, but it has a lot of children. I have Bold Heritage (a child of Border Lord) and it is a nice bloomer, but doesn't open all the way until it gets hotter.

Ruby Spider is in my garden and it always seems to really put on a show.

You have two really nice ones to claim as the ones that hooked you!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 20, 2015 8:16 PM CST
I agree They would certainly do it for me!! Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Ponds Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Cat Lover Butterflies
Dahlias Region: South Carolina
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scflowers
Jul 20, 2015 10:10 PM CST
blue23rose said:Gorgeous pics, Regina! I noticed that Border Lord does not have any parents listed, but it has a lot of children. I have Bold Heritage (a child of Border Lord) and it is a nice bloomer, but doesn't open all the way until it gets hotter.

Ruby Spider is in my garden and it always seems to really put on a show.

You have two really nice ones to claim as the ones that hooked you!


Border Lord does not open fully either until it's been blooming for a few days, then no problem.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Jul 20, 2015 10:42 PM CST
I was already in love with true lilies (Lilium) and discovered there were daylilies that had blooms that looked similar to lilies. Then in a plant trade, I received Crimson Pirate. When it bloomed it took my breath away and I had to get more. Now I've graduated to other forms too. Hilarious!


No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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blue23rose
Jul 21, 2015 5:07 AM CST
Great shot of Crimson Pirate, Joy!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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