Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Carnival in Mexico')

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 3, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Carnival in Mexico' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2000 by Vic Santa Lucia. Vic and Van Sellers (roses) hybridize at Iron Gate Gardens in Kings Mountain, NC:
http://www.irongategardens.com/2008/index.html

Check out Char's thread about Vic Santa Lucia and Van Sellers:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Van Sellers and Victor Santa Lucia" in Daylilies forum

It is a midseason bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned several AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 2012, Award of Merit: 2010, Honorable Mention: 2005, DCS: 2011, XLD: 2010. It is pollen fertile with 3 children:
http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4809/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Carnival in Mexico')
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Oct 3, 2015 6:08 PM CST
ooohhh...! Lovely! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Mayo
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Pat236
Oct 5, 2015 6:09 AM CST
This one is on my list of 'love to have'. It is beautiful!
Pat236
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Oct 5, 2015 6:12 AM CST
This is a slow increaser for me. I am trying to decide if I should keep it long term. The colors are bright and its a pretty flower but i think it's hard to match to and its a little gaudy. Trying to find just the right spot for it.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Oct 5, 2015 11:49 AM CST
Frillylily said: i think it's hard to match to


I know what you mean Sighing!
I don't mind slow increase, as I have a small garden, but some colors are just not that easy to match...

Most of my DL's are in the pink, lilac, lavender, purple range, but I have 3 peach colored DL's that just don't fit in Sad

There's only 2 things you can do: get rid of them or buy more like them! Rolling on the floor laughing


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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Frillylily
Oct 5, 2015 11:59 AM CST
I think peach would look nice w the pink or lavender because it is still a pastel shade. Brighter oranges though would stick out too much. Just neutralize the area with some silvery gray foliage.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Oct 5, 2015 12:20 PM CST
silvery gray foliage... that means non-DL plants, right? Confused

Yeah, well, about that... Whistling




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Mayo
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Oct 5, 2015 5:36 PM CST
I got a few fans of Carnival In Mexico last year and its one of my favorites. Yes i like gaudy and the only silver gray i have is in my hair. No room in the garden for noon blooming stuff except for back of the house where i like to have different greens sprinkled with the almighty daylily.
Well it bloomed great for me this year and reached its prescribed height. Cannot remember the bud count but this one will always have a place in my garden. Glad as heck i got it.
I really do not do much color matching but rather plug em in where i have room. If i think something will really clash then i dig something up and do some moving around so sometimes planting one new cultivar might take an hour. But that is just me.
Pat, i think its beautiful too. Thumbs up
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Oct 6, 2015 7:53 AM CST
I planted a double-fan of Carnival in Mexico this spring and it now has 4 fans so good increase in first year. Foliage very good quality. It did bloom but did not rebloom-- did not really expect it to year 1. Curious to see if it will rebloom here in the north in future years.
The color of the nice large blooms is fantastic. Really stands-out. I have it next to a daylily with neon-orange blooms with a dark orange eye (Vitamin C) and feel that is a pretty good combination. I can already see why this one is a Stout medal winner-- I love it!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 6, 2015 5:33 PM CST
I have wanted this one!!! Wish I could add to the growers report!
Vickie
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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Oct 6, 2015 9:26 PM CST
This one is one of the very best I own,It is good in every way.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 19, 2015 3:32 PM CST
CARNIVAL IN MEXICO - This 2012 Stout Medal winner has beautiful blooms, but it hasn't increased much at all since I got it three or four years ago -- probably because it's a dormant and some dormants will actually decrease and eventually disappear here in our hot, dry climate over time. But it's a beauty and I probably will keep it until it finally disappears for good one year.

Betty
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Oct 26, 2015 1:24 PM CST
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Purchased Carnival in Mexico in 2013. This picture was taken 2014. It has bloomed the middle of June for 2014 and 2015 with an increase both years.
Liz
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mantisOH
Feb 15, 2016 3:31 PM CST
Very slow increase here. I'm losing patience.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 16, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Big beautiful blooms here. A large flower and very showy. The clump has done really well also. This sure is a keeper in my garden.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 16, 2016 1:03 PM CST
I planted Carnival In Mexico on June 18th 2014, and it first bloomed on May 28th 2015, it had lovely blooms on it. Later in the year it developed a pretty severe case of rust. I really hated to see that, but will not be too quick to judge it, I am looking forward to seeing how it settles in this year. Hopefully, it will be more resistant to rust...hopefully!
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Feb 17, 2016 5:53 AM CST
Does Carnival in Mexico bloom well above the foliage? Some pictures in the database look like it might bloom just barely above the foliage, but maybe my depth perception is off.

@Mayo62, you are too funny! I totally understand about having non-daylily plants to break up the sea of daylilies Smiling I like your idea of 'buying more like them' Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Vickie
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 17, 2016 7:37 AM CST
In my garden 'Carnival In Mexico' was a fairly tall daylily, and I remember (my memory is not too reliable sometimes) it holding the blooms well above the foliage.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 17, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Thanks, Larry! That is one of the characteristics that I really like to see in my daylilies.
Vickie
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 17, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Seedfork said:In my garden 'Carnival In Mexico' was a fairly tall daylily, and I remember (my memory is not too reliable sometimes) it holding the blooms well above the foliage.


I agree Blooms well above the foliage.

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