Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scatterbrain')

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 13, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Scatterbrain' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1988 by Joiner.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
IM: 2010
Honorable Mention: 1992
Award of Merit: 1996

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scatterbrain')
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Oct 13, 2015 6:37 PM CST
I've had 'Scatterbrain' here in Zone 4 for a number of years and it does well. I was actually inspired to do some pollen-dabbing this year with 'Texas Feathered Fancy', and 'Scatterbrain' is one of the recipients from which I have some seeds. Smiling

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Oct 13, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Sue - I hope you are successful in growing some seedlings of Scatterbrain xTexas Feathered Fancy. If so, I hope when you finally get blooms that you will post photos of them here! Thumbs up
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Oct 13, 2015 7:29 PM CST
I grow Scatterbrain here in zone 8b and this year as usual it preformed exceptionality well. I have a good size clump and had lots of scapes and blooms. One of the first doubles I purchased years ago nd I have enjoyed sharing this beauty with friends. I really love ....love Scatterbrain!!!
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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Mayo62
Oct 14, 2015 1:59 AM CST
Sue and Suga, which percentage of the flowers is actually double?
In the database it shows ONLY doubles, but I guess everybody is like me: only the best flowers are shared! Whistling


Mayo

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 14, 2015 5:15 AM CST
I received Scatterbrain as a bonus in 2009. It got 2-3 way branching with about 8-10 buds per scape. I don't remember it multiplying very well, but to be fair, it was in an area where there was a tree about 20 feet away and it did not get full sun. I liked the height to bloom size ratio, 32" tall, 6" bloom. I think that is the perfect size.

It has not shown evidence of rust according to the pictures I have of it since the summer of 2010.

I have been making room for newer daylilies, and since I have another double daylily that is similar to Scatterbrain (Savannah Debutante), it went to live with some of my co-workers. I may regret it, but I know where it is at!
Vickie
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Oct 14, 2015 5:48 AM CST
When I first purchased Scatterbrain, I purchased it as Vanilla Fluff. I found out later that I actually had Scatterbrain. It is fertile and I have used it as well for hybridizing. It does not increase well in my zone but is planted fairly closely to several other daylilies. I also like the height and size of the flowers. It has always produced double blooms for me, never single. I do intend on hanging on to this one.
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Oct 14, 2015 5:49 AM CST
Does very well in zone 9, never seen a single bloom.
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Oct 14, 2015 5:52 AM CST
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Scatterbrain is a beautiful double and has performed well in Zone 6b southern Kentucky. It is hardy and multiplies quickly, I have never seen it have a single bloom, it always doubles. We had a really harsh below zero winter last year and Scatterbrain survived.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 14, 2015 7:11 AM CST
Even though 'Scatterbrain' looks more orange in my database photo, I remember it having more of a creamy orange (like Fred's photo) but I can't find a good photo showing the color I remember.
It bloomed into July and it did have a good height to it also. As I recall, every bloom on it was a double. It was one of the later blooming daylilies at a vendor's garden I visited and the color and double bloom with the height made it stand out to me immediately.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Oct 14, 2015 1:25 PM CST
Mayo62 said:Sue and Suga, which percentage of the flowers is actually double?


Like others have mentioned, I don't recall its ever having a single bloom.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Oct 14, 2015 7:41 PM CST
It has always doubled for me as well, never single bloom. One of the reasons I love this Daylily! You can count on it!!!
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Oct 26, 2015 1:44 PM CST
The first year I grew Scatterbrain the deer got the buds and almost the whole plant. The plant recovered in 2014 and bloomed the end of June in 2015. I hope for better results in 2016.
Liz
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