Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day - Baja California

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 19, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Background history:

"Baja California" is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2011 by Dan Trimmer. Jane and Dan own Water Mill Gardens in Enterprise, Florida. For more information about their Daylily Gardens:
http://trimmerdaylily.com/index.html

A very interesting video about the Trimmer's hybridizing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSXFpHNyjsQ

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

According to the ATP database, this 36" tall cultivar has 7" blooms. It is an early to mid-season bloomer and rebloomer. It boasts a 46+ bud count.





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Baja California')
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Aug 20, 2015 3:53 AM CST
This daylily did very well on the Gulf Coast (zone 9), its pod and pollen fertile, as I remember it had no problems opening and rebloomed for me.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 20, 2015 6:55 AM CST
I would love for someone to comment on the bud count. The Plant Database (from AHS) says it produces 46+. Is that true or even close?
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Aug 24, 2015 7:52 AM CST
I love the way Baja California looks but I have Spanish Fiesta instead, which looks a lot like it.
Pat236
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Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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ARoseblush
Aug 25, 2015 3:02 PM CST
I have 'Baja California'. It has bloomed for 6 weeks straight, and still blooming. It is a wonderful plant, with a spectacular, very colorful bloom. My plant had 43 buds on 4 scapes. Fertile both ways. Here is what it looked like this morning after a night of rain showers.


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"Baha California' - a 'threesome'

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 29, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Alex - THAT threesome is gorgeous! Amazing bud count you are getting! I love the colors and the edges! Thanks for sharing that lovely photo and for your evaluation of this cultivar! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Nov 24, 2015 6:37 AM CST
Alex, you have convinced me...I must have Baja California for the bud count alone. I won a bid on the Lily Auction and it will be here in the spring.
Pat236
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Nov 29, 2015 4:40 PM CST
@Pat236
Just double checking, both of your posts mention just plain 'Baja' and not 'Baja California', just want to point out to anyone reading these posts that those are different plants. I do not have 'Baja California' myself, but I do have 'Baja'. I know you were probably just using a shortened version of the name, but just want to make sure.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
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Pat236
Nov 29, 2015 4:58 PM CST
Thanks Larry...I was indeed referring to Baja California. I didn't realize there was a Baja as well. I can't wait until the spring!
Pat236

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