Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Lavender Blue Baby

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 20, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

"Lavender Blue Baby" is a dormant diploid introduced in 1996 by Jack Carpenter. Jack owned and operated The Lily Farm until he sold it to his nephew, Mark, in 2010. Story can be found here:

http://lilyfarm.com/changinghands.html

More info about Jack Carpenter can be found on this thread:

The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jack Carpenter" in Daylilies forum

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

According to the ATP database, this is an early to midseason bloomer and may rebloom. It is also available as a tetraploid conversion. This cultivar won numerous AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 2007, Award of Merit: 2004, Honorable Mention: 2001, DCS: 2007, LEP: 2003
It has 270 registered children currently: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4684/





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 'Lavender Blue Baby')
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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Aug 20, 2015 7:22 PM CST
This is one of my favorite daylilies. It has been in my garden since 2013. Bloomed then and ever since. This year 6/9 was the day it first began blooming and continued until the end of July. Great Performer.
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Liz
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 20, 2015 7:27 PM CST
( @Emquinn ) Liz - Is that it's foliage behind the bloom in your photo? The bloom is beautiful and so is the foliage. I see that you are in NC .... have you noticed any rust on your leaves at all? I ask because I am always interested in rust resistant cultivars. I really like the look of this cultivar and it appears to be a wonderful parent plant to use in hybridizing.
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Aug 20, 2015 10:48 PM CST
I just acquired this cultivar this year so much on its performance but i buy while they are still in bloom mostly.
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SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
Name: Guybo
Blenheim, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Guybo
Aug 21, 2015 3:50 AM CST
Only had LBB for two years now. It does draw a lot of interest in our field.
I do note that in this, it's second summer in our garden, it has multiplied a fair bit. It has gone from three fans up to eight, so I'll have to watch this one to see how quickly it multiplies. Ours seems to be a little taller (32/33")than listed (28").
May the blooms be with you!

Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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Lalambchop1
Aug 21, 2015 5:02 AM CST
I have this in the dip and tet forms. I love it. The color is just beautiful and the blooms are always well formed. I have set pods on the dip. It blooms mid-season. I've not counted blooms but as Liz mentioned above, it blooms a long time. I have not noticed rust on it.
Leslie

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
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Hemlady
Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM CST
I have had LBB for about 8 years and would never part with it. I love the color of it. I did not count buds this year because I did move it to a new location this spring and because of that, scapes were a bit shorter than normal. It does set pods well and pollen is also fertile. One of my favorite seedlings from LBB is this one:

(LAVENDER BLUE BABY X STARMAN'S QUEST)
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 21, 2015 6:10 AM CST
Cindy - Wow! That one turned out to be a wonderful cross! Beautiful!!! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 21, 2015 6:21 AM CST
Thanks Becky and that is a very accurate color of it.
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Daylilies Hostas Heucheras Cat Lover Echinacea Hybridizer
Irises Region: Georgia
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Jessie6162
Aug 21, 2015 6:47 AM CST
I have both dip and tet LBB. Both are great performers, steady increasers, and fertile. A must have! This is one of my favorites for sure. The colors are beautiful and it has good branching. I will go home tonight and get bud count/branch/height info for a local report.

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LBB


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Tet. LBB showing some "bearding". (Sorry for the poor photo quality.)
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
Aug 21, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Jessie - Thank you for your helpful evaluation of this cultivar. Your photos are great! I appreciate you filing a local report later on this cultivar! That info will be especially useful to others (me, included). Thumbs up
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Aug 22, 2015 10:04 AM CST
LBB has never done great but I love the flower.
Great parent, pod and pollen fertile.
Under 10 buds with about a 24" scape.
LBB never has any splotches.
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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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value4dollars
Aug 23, 2015 8:30 AM CST
I've had this daylily since last fall, and it has done beautifully for me here in HOT HUMID gulf coast Texas.
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Even got some seed pods from this plant.

Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
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Dayjillymo
Aug 27, 2015 8:35 PM CST
I've grown this only the past two years, but it has done a fine job settling in. The color is spectacular and unique in my garden. It has increased well and rebloomed for me this year. Very nice cultivar and a good parent plant.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 2, 2015 2:32 PM CST
I got lavender Blue baby in dip form in 2011, it has not done well for me, I started with 2 fans and I now have 4, it did not bloom the first 2 years. I do not get many blooms, some are ugly, some are pretty, the flowers are small, 3 & 1/2 inches on 24 inch scapes, sorry I don't have the bud count. Maybe it would do better in another location.

The above photo posted by Becky is not mine, I posted it in the database with permission from BX Creek Daylilies where I purchased my 2 fans.

This is how it looked in my zone 3a garden 2015.
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