Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day - Gudrid

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Background history:

"Gudrid" is a bitone single bloom, dormant diploid introduced in 2003 by Brian Mahieu, the hybridizer and artist.

Many of Brian Mahieu's daylilies are sold through Bluegrass Gardens:
http://bluegrassgardens.net/Catalog/Gudrid.html

Informative quote from their website:
Viking series
Mahieu diploid 98-530 J
[ETHEL RUTHRAUFF X (H CITRINA X LOLA BRANHAM)]
48 ML 6.5 NOC VFR EXT DOR, 5 way branching 34 buds trumpet form

This is a beautiful intense violet bitone with a blue chevron watermark. The form is a trumpet viewed from the side, 4.5 inches in length, closure to 3.5 inches. GUDRID has some of the most gorgeous, deep blue green foliage in the garden gracefully arching and ruffled. It is one of the most FRAGRANT daylilies we grow.. Very insect and disease resistant, an excellent grower and clumper. Extremely fertile both ways, with her Patrician lineage GUDRID promises to produce a new dynasty of clear purples with excellent plant habits. The trumpet form is easily overcome by crossing with flat-faced daylilies.

This cultivar is even known in the U.K. The British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society posted this interesting plant profile about Gudrid.:
http://www.hostahem.org.uk/ppGudrid.shtml

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gudrid')

According to the AHS database, it is listed as a midseason bloomer, that has H. citrina in it's pedigree line. It's listed as tall at 48" with 6.5" blooms.





Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! (I award an acorn for performance information posted on this thread.)

Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database!!! Thank you!
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gudrid')
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 11, 2015 6:53 PM CST
I was trying to find more information about Brian Mahieu. Seems there is more to his story than is easily found .... I managed to find a Brian Mahieu who is also an artist. Could this be the same person?
http://brianmahieu.com/
http://www.brianmahieu.com/fineart/bio.shtml

I also came across an interesting post at the very end of this webpage (scroll all the way down to the end):
http://urbanoasisdaylilies.blogspot.com/2011/05/daylilies-by...

And an odd thing that I have never seen before on a daylily nursery website (note the double astericks):
http://www.lilywoodfarms.com/catalog/item/3728094/4384842.ht...

Do check out Rockhaven Daylilies website gallery that features some gorgeous photos of Brian's daylilies:
http://rockhavendaylilies.com/wordpress/gallery/mahieu

I wonder if this cultivar is rust resistant?
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Aug 11, 2015 9:22 PM CST
I have it but just got it last year. Haven't seen it blooming yet.

So funny, t he last few days I happen to grow each Daylily that was chosen for the Daylily of the day. Hilarious!
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Aug 11, 2015 9:24 PM CST
GUDRID does well in zone 6, it's height and bloom time matches it's stats.It also has a very appealing color.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 12, 2015 1:15 AM CST
Gudrid is an excellent plant. I have grown it for close to 8 yrs. I have 2 large clumps and have it listed for sale currently. It has a tall scape 40 in, with at least 4 way branching. It is one that is a good increaser. It is fertile also. This is a keeper.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 12, 2015 5:17 AM CST
Thank you for your performance report, Boyd and Teresa!

Joy - Would you mind taking a photo of it's deep blue green foliage and posting here? I am very interesting in seeing the foliage. I have read that is the type of foliage that is often rust resistant!

And please give us some stats such as bud count, branching, and how tall your scape is when it blooms. Brian Mahieu was known for breeding of spiders and tall scapes! Sounds like a wonderful back of the garden beauty or with it's great foliage could be showcased in an area of a garden to show off the entire plant ... especially those violet bitone blooms! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 12, 2015 6:40 AM CST
Brian Mahieu is indeed an artist. He parted ways with Bluegrass Gardens and is no longer hybridizing, which is a shame. He currently is just doing art work and is involved in rescuing greyhounds.

Gudrid stats do match those given by the AHS but I also want to add that it is also one of my most fragrant daylilies. It increases very well in my zone and is both pod and pollen fertile. Gudrid is just about finished blooming but I went out and counted buds. I had 4 way branching this year with 20 buds.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 12, 2015 7:27 AM CST
Cindy - Thanks for that information! And it is a shame he is no longer hybridizing daylilies.... Sad

Upon doing further research, I think he originally started his hybidizing at Lilywood Farms under the ownership of Alex and Mary Fife, which did not work out. He left there selling many of his species daylilies and his registered daylilies. (I don't think it was a "friendly" parting of ways which may be why he does not allow them to use his name on their website.) I read that he stopped hybridizing in 2009.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 12, 2015 7:31 AM CST
He also hybridized with David Burris at Bluegrass Gardens and their parting was not friendly either which is too bad. I have talked to Brian on facebook and I guess he has no current plans on ever hybridizing again.
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 12, 2015 8:17 AM CST
beckygardener said:I was trying to find more information about Brian Mahieu. Seems there is more to his story than is easily found .... I managed to find a Brian Mahieu who is also an artist. Could this be the same person?
http://brianmahieu.com/
http://www.brianmahieu.com/fineart/bio.shtml

I also came across an interesting post at the very end of this webpage (scroll all the way down to the end):
http://urbanoasisdaylilies.blogspot.com/2011/05/daylilies-by...

And an odd thing that I have never seen before on a daylily nursery website (note the double astericks):
http://www.lilywoodfarms.com/catalog/item/3728094/4384842.ht...

Do check out Rockhaven Daylilies website gallery that features some gorgeous photos of Brian's daylilies:
http://rockhavendaylilies.com/wordpress/gallery/mahieu

I wonder if this cultivar is rust resistant?


Yes, unfortunately Brian Mahieu is no longer hybridizing daylilies, but his past hybrids are immortals! I have many of them, and they are true gifts. Brian is on FB now, but he is moving on from the disasters in his life,and doesn't really like to talk about them. He is painting now.

caitlinsgarden
Aug 12, 2015 8:23 AM CST
Gudrid is moving this fall to a special bed she will share with Northwind Dancer, Under the Wire, and Thorhalla, all tall, purplish beauties. Gudrid is the earliest bloomer of this trio.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 12, 2015 9:52 AM CST
I have heard that Northwind Dancer has weak scapes. How does it do for you?
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 12, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Wow, this looks like one for my 'want' list!
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Aug 12, 2015 4:14 PM CST
Sorry Becky. I'm having computer problems. I've not been able to load any of my photos from this year off my camera yet. My pc isn't recognizing my camera or my cameras cards. Sad Got a new camera this year and everything. Still using the old one too but can't load my photos from either. Sad
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Aug 12, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Joy - Not a problem. Load them any time when you get the problem with your computer resolved. I appreciate that you tried. Thumbs up
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 13, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Northwind Dancer has strong scapes, but still sprawls all over whatever she is planted near. I am taking this as a challenge to design a "dance partner" for her - some kind of creative support. Possibly a garden sculpture type of thingy. She is much too beautiful and floriferous to not grow because of this.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 13, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Scapes do lean a bit for me but it is a nice late bloomer so I wouldn't even consider getting rid of it.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Aug 15, 2015 10:00 PM CST
Thanks to all those members for taking the time to post their performance evaluation of this cultivar.

Please come back ANY time to post additional comments and photos! Thank You!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
hubcap
Aug 21, 2015 8:01 AM CST
I just got gudrid this year it grew to only about 20 inches tall but put up a scape with about 5 buds I got to see 2 of the blooms then cut the scape to help it settle in better

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