Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Raspberry Candy

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

"Raspberry Candy" is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Patrick Stamile.
Patrick and Grace Stamile's Daylily Garden website:
http://www.distinctly.on.ca/stamiledaylilies/

More info about Patrick and Grace Stamile can be found on this thread by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

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

According to the ATP database, this is an early extended bloomer with possible rebloom. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Award of Merit: 1999, Honorable Mention: 1996, LEP: 1997
Raspberry Candy has 27 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/7372/





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Candy')
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 22, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Raspberry Candy always does real well for me. It is extremely hardy and sun resistant. Increase is average. I just went out in the garden to check bud count and I counted 19 buds on a scape with 3 way branching and another single branch on the side of the scape which I believe is referred to as a "Y" branch. The height of the scape this year was 33". It is also very easy to set pods on this plant.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 22, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Cindy - Your description of how it performs in your garden sounds like it is quite a nice cultivar. I love how the blooms look in all the photos posted in the Plant Database.

Unfortunately, for those of us that live in the southern states, this one has a Rust Susceptibility rating of 5.0. Such a bummer!!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Aug 23, 2015 5:07 AM CST
Oh that is too bad. Didn't know that Becky.
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Aug 23, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Raspberry Candy is a reliable performer year after year and increases well. Also sets seeds better than some of my other
cultivars. It is a beautiful DL and I'm happy to have it growing in my garden! Haven't had any rust problems with this cultivar
in my zone 7 garden. Maybe because it is located in a bed where no other DLs are located?
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2015 11:04 AM CST
Angie - If you get freezing temps in your garden and the foliage dies back to the ground, you may never have a rust problem with ANY of your daylilies. Rust is killed by freezing Winters. Lucky you! Thanks for your terrific evaluation of Raspberry Candy!! Thumbs up
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Aug 23, 2015 5:39 PM CST
beckygardener said:Background history:

"Raspberry Candy" is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Patrick Stamile.
Patrick and Grace Stamile's Daylily Garden website:
http://www.distinctly.on.ca/stamiledaylilies/

It is also available as a tetraploid conversion.


Raspberry Candy should not be available as a tetraploid conversion.....Raspberry Candy is a tetraploid.

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Oops! Missed that sentence! Thanks, Char. (I copy, paste, and edit to keep the intro first posts consistent.) I will fix that in the first post of this thread.
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Aug 24, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Raspberry Candy is one of my favorites! It's a simple flower, but the clean colors make it beautiful. I won my first blue ribbon at a show this year with a nearly perfect scape from RC. I'll fill out a local report as soon as I find my notes...

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Name: Julie
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floota
Aug 24, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I have a "little" story about this one. Back in the late 90's ( in my early days of collecting daylilies) I collected a lot of daylilies, including a large Munson collection, a Pauline Henry collection and had a bed consisting of all Pat Stamile's "candies." Around that time, tissue culturing of expensive daylilies was taking place in Europe ( mostly Holland) and selling them for a much lower price than the breeders was hitting the mass market. I had just bought EL DESPERADO from Iron Gate Gardens ( and paid $100 for it, the going rate at that time) and had also gotten RASPBERRY CANDY somewhere. The price was around $40,as it was still fairly new.

Imagine my chagrin to receive a catalog in the mail from Wayside Gardens about a week after I'd just purchased the $100 EL DESPERADO advertising EL DESPERADO $19.99. It was on their cover!!! And THEN the local big box stores began selling several daylilies that were selling for much more from daylily growers for $9.99. These were ALL the tissue cultured versions! So I ordered the TC version of EL DESPERADO because people were saying that the TC version was not the same and picked up a $9.99 version of RASPBERRY CANDY. I planted both of the TC versions right beside the "real thing" in the garden, wanting to see this for myself.

It took EL DESPERADO about 3 years before the TC version even bloomed. The plant that arrived was about the size of several proliferations I'm rooting in the kitchen window. When it did bloom, the plant was all wrong!! Height was wrong, ( TC much taller) eye was nowhere near as intense and blurry/ fuzzy/ not vivid like the REAL plant etc.
Same thing with RASPBERRY CANDY. I noticed the "real" version had a much more highly defined eye/ band and again, the scape height was completely incorrect. At the end of that season, I pulled both of the TC plants out and threw them on the compost pile.

Maybe a couple of years after that, Matthew Kaskel gave a talk about tissue culturing, because there had been a lot of criticism about it. I recall him stating that if done properly, TC could result in plants that did resemble the parent in all ways. What I wonder about ( fleetingly) at times is if some of these really bad imposter TC plants are still on the market. I visited the garden of a club member a few years after all this and she proudly displayed her clump of EL DESPERADO. I could tell immediately that it was the TC version and not the real plant ( but did not have the nerve to tell her.)

Regrettably, there are no images to document this - I did take pictures at the time, but it was long before digital and those long ago pictures were not saved on compute. Neither EL DESPERADO or RASPBERRY CANDY grow here now, although they were both good garden plants for years.

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 24, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Jessie - Congratulations on your first blue ribbon with this cultivar! Also, I appreciate your offer to post a local report! Thank You!

Julie - Thank you for posting that story. I, too, have read some similar story (when doing an internet search) about tissue culture but don't have any daylilies (that I am aware of) to know. You confirmed what I had read. I wonder how you would know if you had the real thing or a TC unless you had the "other" one to compare it to? Photos in the Plant Database? Thanks so much for sharing that interesting story! Thumbs up

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Aug 25, 2015 6:41 AM CST
That's why I do not buy daylilies at the big box stores. I unfortunately got a tc of Spacecoast Starburst many years ago. Looked nothing like it was supposed to when it bloomed.
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