Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Shirley Temple Curls

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Sep 25, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Shirley Temple Curls' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1996 by Temple.

It has earned the AHS award:
Honorable Mention: 2001

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shirley Temple Curls') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Shirley Temple Curls')
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 25, 2015 6:07 PM CST
I received this early in the season from a hybridizer who says it never bloomed for her in her garden. She is about an hour south of me, but still zone 5b/6a.

I let it grow all season (in clay soil ammended with a compost/top soil mix and there wasn't even the slightest hint of a scape. It's leaves are a healthy green color, but it remains a tiny clump. Two weeks ago I planted it in a raised garden bed in a compost/topsoil/peat mixture (no clay), so hopefully it will like that more, assuming it isn't too sensitive to cold (in which the raised garden bed location might hurt it). We'll see.

It should be noted that since I have not seen it bloom, it COULD be a different cultivar. I've seen gardens further north than me list this cultivar on their for-sale lists...so I imagine it is supposed to be hardy atleast to zone 5.

With luck, next year I'll have more to report on its performance.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 26, 2015 4:39 AM CST
This daylily grows great in zones 8 and 9, I first saw it in Mr. Temples garden and though it was one of the nicest spiders I had seen. I grew it myself for many years and it always preformed well for us.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Sep 27, 2015 12:26 PM CST
aww, no acorn. Sad Hopefully, it will bloom next year so I can atleast get an acorn for a picture of it Big Grin

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