Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day - Lillian's Vapor Trail

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 18, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Background history:

"Lillian's Vapor Trail" is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 2011 by Fred Manning. Fred's hybridizing takes place at the Daylily Place in Lillian, Alabama. Fred is an active member of ATP whose username is "Spunky1".

Fred Manning's Daylily Place website:
http://www.daylilyplace.net/

You can read more about Fred's daylilies on this thread:
The thread "And the WINNER is......." in Daylilies forum

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lillian's Vapor Trail')

According to the ATP database, this tall cultivar boasts 12" Unusual Form Crispate blooms. It is a mid-season bloomer and re-bloomer. It is listed as showing rust resistance and is pollen fertile.






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 'Lillian's Vapor Trail')
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 18, 2015 9:57 PM CST
@Spunky1 - Fred, was this cultivar of yours registered in 2011 or 2012?

It is absolutely flawless from all the photos I've seen of it!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 18, 2015 11:47 PM CST
I love love love LILLIAN'S VAPOR TRAIL! It was a bit of a slow starter for me in the beginning, but for the past two years it has given me the most incredible flowers! And each bloom has such character -- it's a winner for sure! The blooms are a little more cream colored than white here in Bakersfield, and I just love the way the petals have that crinkled effect.



Betty
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Aug 19, 2015 5:13 AM CST
Lillian's Vapor Trail (Manning, 2011)
height 38in (96cm), bloom 12in (30cm), season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, 18 buds, 4 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Near white over a large green throat. (Lillian's Thin Ice × Lavender Butterfly)

It was registered in 2011 and released in 2012, although It increases well I still have a waiting list, it has sold out every year since 2012. Great parent and outstanding show flower.
Seedlings From LVT
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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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Lalambchop1
Aug 19, 2015 7:08 AM CST
I love this DL! I haven't charted the number of blooms but I can tell you they are always beautiful! it grows well.
Leslie

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Aug 19, 2015 3:36 PM CST
Lillian's Vapor Trail is in it's second year here. It has done so well that I've designated it my 'benchmark' daylily - one the others should be aspiring to match in performance.

The first year it didn't reach the registered height and the scapes weren't always strong enough to support multiple blooms, but both height and scape strength were perfect this year. It had instant rebloom both years. I don't count buds because 1: I don't know when to do it and it's only successful buds that count to me and all my daylilies have some bud abortion and 2: I'm much more interested in the length of the bloom time. Last year, including the rebloom scapes, it began blooming on May 22 and the last bloom was was on June 29; this year it began on May 22 and lasted through June 26. I know it actually had more blooms this year and I might have had a longer bloom season but hail removed two scapes, including a rebloom scape. I grow my daylilies in containers and I'm not sure how that may affect the stats. Maybe next year I'll add a grower's report. Right now it's the pack leader among the daylilies.

A note: I think it will set viable pods. I had two growing this year, but I accidentally removed one scape when I was cleaning up old foliage and spent scapes; grasshoppers or something ate the other pod. Both pods used the same pollen parent, but, for me, LVT also starts opening the buds at dusk and they were open enough that I deposited the pollen then and didn't wait until the morning when it was fully open. The pod I broke off certainly was making seeds, but they were too immature to keep. Too bad, but all the dip pods this year were using LVT pollen. I didn't use anything else.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 19, 2015 9:02 PM CST
Great reports, everyone! Thank you!

Fred - Thanks for adding your info, too! Always wonderful to hear directly from the hybridizer! Thank You!

BTW - Those seedling (child) blooms are stunning! I am in love with that first one! So pretty!!!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 20, 2015 12:25 AM CST
Me too!!!

Betty
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Aug 20, 2015 3:46 AM CST
Thanks for the kind words. I have heard several people say they have set seed on LVT, but I never have and I try every year. All the seedlings from it are very pod fertile for me.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 21, 2015 5:50 AM CST
I love this daylily. I have only had it for 2 summers but the first summer I got it, it bloomed. Scapes have been a bit short but I think once the plant has been established for a few years that should change. Seems like it takes 3 years year for plants to really take off. I did have increase in it the first year I obtained it. I haven't been able to set any pods on it but pollen is extremely fertile for me.
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Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Aug 22, 2015 1:46 AM CST
I guess this one is going to be nudged higher on my wish-list Hilarious!

I love these threads!! So much great info when one is trying to decide which DL's to buy!! Thumbs up


Thank You! everybody!



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Name: Lindalee Stuckey
Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5a)
LindaleeS
Sep 7, 2015 10:18 AM CST
I love this daylily because the blossoms are so huge. However this year was not kind to it. For me it is an early bloomer and that was when we had a very rainy cool weather. Then it got very warm but that time this plant was done. The blossoms were beat to death by the rain. It only had three scapes and 18 blossoms looking at the dead scapes. But I know it has been much better in past years. But at least this daylily did NOT burst as several other of my daylilies this year did.

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