Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Pardon Me

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Sep 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Pardon Me' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1982 by Apps.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
DFM: 1985
Honorable Mention: 1984
Award of Merit: 1987
FS: 1987

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me')
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Sep 17, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Pardon Me has been a reliable bloomer and spreader in my garden for 5 years.
No supplemental watering, no fertilizing and it is healthy as ever.
Received it as a small clump and it grew to be divided and shared already.

Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Sep 17, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Pardon Me is a reliable performer, and it blooms for a longer period than many of my other daylilies. As a matter of fact, I cut the last scape down on Labor Day! Though the flowers are small, they are richly colored and do not fade. Definitely a daylily worth having.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 18, 2015 4:59 AM CST
I have heard this DL mentioned with disdain, but it's been on my list for many years!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Sep 18, 2015 9:58 AM CST

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I've been growing 'Pardon Me' in my gardens for 4 years.

-- It is an outstanding bloomer, with fantastic color saturation that holds up well all day.
-- Tends to be a mid-late season bloomer for me.
-- Pods set very easily on this cultivar.
-- Pollen is very fertile.
-- Get re-bloom on occasion...not every year in my area. (None this season, 3 re-bloom scapes last season)

From what I understand Pardon Me, along with Happy Returns, were important cultivars in Apps work for re-bloom.


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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Sep 18, 2015 9:58 AM CST
And one can readily understand, Rob. It's gorgeous.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Sep 18, 2015 2:44 PM CST
I bought Pardon Me 4 years ago. It struggled between the rose bushes but valiantly put up its scapes each year though the blooms never looked good. I moved it this spring to a slightly shadier spot but one where it was not crowded by other plants. What a difference! It re-bloomed and in spite of awful weather this summer it is still blooming. I was thinking of getting rid of it but now it is definitely a keeper.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 19, 2015 4:56 AM CST
It does fine here, increases well and flowers well quite late in the season. Certainly hardy in Zone 4. 'Pardon Me' has the distinction of being the cultivar upon which daylily rust was first formally recorded in the USA:

http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/PDIS.2001.85.1...
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
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Raven
Nov 3, 2015 11:58 AM CST

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I have been growing Pardon Me for 10 years. It has been divided a few times. It flowers over an extended period of time, Is very drought tolerant, has a good bud count and forms a clump quickly. It is a front of the bed dl.

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