Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Desperado Love

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 29, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Background history:

"Desperado Love" is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1994 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

According to the ATP database, this is a mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Award of Merit: 2003, Honorable Mention: 2000. It appears to be pod and pollen fertile and has 80 registered children to prove it : http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4816/

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





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Desperado Love')
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 29, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I don't have this cultivar, though in my opinion it has a very attractive bloom. I am always looking at rust resistance when determining which cultivar to acquire. This particular cultivar has a pod parent, "El Desperado" that shows rust susceptibility of a 2.5 rating, but on the other side of it's pedigree is a pollen parent, "Pirate's Patch" that shows a rust resistance rating of 1.0.

I would be very curious to know where Desperado Love rates concerning rust resistance?
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Aug 29, 2015 8:57 PM CST
This one is new to me,purchased last year. Bloomed well this year.
Looks a lot like parent (El desperado) but larger bloom and slightly softer color
I have not tried using pollen or setting pod.

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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Aug 29, 2015 9:27 PM CST
DESPERADO LOVE is very pretty but does not increase well for me,and in my zone 6 garden is not as good all around plant as it's parent EL DESPERADO.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 29, 2015 9:56 PM CST
Lisa - Thanks for posting both the child and parent Desperado cultivars. It is interesting to see them side-by-side. Thank You!
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Aug 30, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Had it for about 4-5 years, averages about a good 25buds per scape.
Good bloomer and sets seed easily.
The eye is different than most eyed and edged cultivars.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 11, 2015 11:41 PM CST
DESPERADO LOVE has only just begun flowering for me this season. It usually blooms in the first or second week of November here. This is one of my later flowering cultivars. It dies down in winter but always has foliage present. I haven't noted it as a rebloomer yet. It sets pods well.

The bloom today
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It is not a rust bucket but it is definitely susceptible. I would rate it about 3.

Overall, it is an excellent performer and bloomer. A good-looker: it has blooms that the camera seems to love and the flowers cuddle together well. I use urea, alfalfa and Epsom's salts with success with it.

A delight over the years past.

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