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

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Background history:

'Strawberry Candy' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1989 by Stamile.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Stout Silver Medal: 1998
Award of Merit: 1996
Honorable Mention: 1993
ATG: 1994
DCS: 1995

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy')
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 17, 2015 6:45 PM CST

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This is the first daylily of the day for which I felt compelled to post my own comment.

We've been growing this one for as long as I can remember, and it's rock solid reliable for us. Never has a problem with anything. No matter how hot, how dry, or how wet it gets, the plant just keeps going. The blooms are beautiful and showy, standing tall and proud. We've shared it with dozens of local gardeners and promote it as an all around winning daylily. Everyone would be happy growing this one.
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Oct 17, 2015 7:07 PM CST
I agree with Dave's evaluation. This is one of the first daylilies I ever planted and it is still going strong. One thing I especially like about Strawberry Candy is that the flowers are always perfectly formed and consistent in color and size. It is a reliable and prolific bloomer. This is indeed a good selection for anyone who grows daylilies.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Oct 17, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Dave - It is a beautiful bloomer!

I have a question .... it is listed as having rust susceptibility of 3.3. Have you ever noticed rust on the foliage?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 17, 2015 7:09 PM CST

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No rust on Strawberry Candy that I can recall, but we have not had a big rust problem overall here.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Oct 17, 2015 7:13 PM CST
Dave - Thanks!

For my location, rust is unfortunately an issue. Sad
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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Oct 17, 2015 7:41 PM CST
This had been one reliable daylily in my previous garden. One of the first I ever owned, and had it for many years. It blooms its head off ( even in a huge clump) and always opens well. I rarely had to divide it. The color is glowing and stands out well. Foliage is nice, stems held upright. I highly recommend it especially if you are starting out😀

Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
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Oct 17, 2015 9:13 PM CST
I purchased Strawberry Candy in Aug 2013 at the fantastic Madison, WI Daylily sale. It had no trouble adjusting to our southern climate in Oklahoma and bloomed well the next Spring. It is now a fairly good sized clump and has been a good addition to our garden.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Oct 17, 2015 10:32 PM CST
Strawberry Candy was one of my first "named Daylilies" that I purchased many years ago and it is still one of my favorites. I have also shared this plant with many friends. It proves it's self year after year with beautiful blooms. I live in zone 8b. I haven't had any problems with rust. I would recommend Strawberry Candy as a great addition to anyone's garden. You won't be disappointed It reblooms for me also.
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Oct 18, 2015 6:05 AM CST
Strawberry Candy is an excellent performer in Zone 6b Southern Kentucky. I have had it for 4 years and it has never failed to bloom in excess. Strawberry Candy multiplies quickly and grows like crazy even in the horrible red clay soil we have here. Rust has not been a problem on Strawberry Candy so far.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 18, 2015 6:57 AM CST
It performs well here in Zone 4. At first I didn't much like the colour but at clump strength I like it better. It's a kind of dusky pink, not a bright pink - here anyway. The only issue I recall its having is spring sickness but it hasn't slowed it down. I've had it for probably around fifteen years so it was here both times I deliberately introduced rust but unfortunately I don't recall its reaction. In this zone rust isn't a concern, if it is brought in one year it doesn't overwinter

This is the study where 'Strawberry Candy' was rated at the most rust susceptible level (5):
http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/38/6/1137.full.p...
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 18, 2015 7:01 AM CST
I think one day I will try a new Strawberry Candy plant and see how it does. I have one but it has refused to grow and multiply, and has struggled just to survive. For the past three years it has barely hung in there, a couple of times I have thought it was completely gone. Rust was a huge problem for it here, from the first year it was over whelmed by rust and never seemed to be able to recover. I often wonder if it was just a weak plant from the start.
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Oct 18, 2015 9:42 AM CST
I've grown this since 2006: At least that's the date on my earliest picture. It is a good plant performing well even with our quirky 5a/b winters! It's probably just me, but winters seem more like Antarctica here in recent years. These plants come through without complaining! I do notice a color variation depending on natural lighting; cloudy, sunny or light overcast. Here are a couple examples: 1st one 2006, 2nd one, 2011.

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Oct 18, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Strawberry Candy is an all out great performer. Blooms open well on cold nights and it is a fast increaser. It is pod and pollen fertile and I have never had rust on it here in Michigan. I would highly recommend it.
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Oct 18, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Interesting about the rust susceptibility. I get rust on some daylilies but have not seen it on Strawberry Candy.
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Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
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kssmith
Oct 18, 2015 4:34 PM CST
Have grown this maybe 4 years and had to divide this year. Blooms profusely and long time and as others have no problems. Always a keeper for me. Following pic is from 2 years ago.
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Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
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Oct 18, 2015 6:03 PM CST
as you can see from Texas to Minn. and here in IL. this daylily performs really good, I have 2 clumps of this and will always have a place in my garden for it. absolutely love the color on it, also does not fade bad in the full sun where it takes up residence
Name: Cayuga
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
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Oct 24, 2015 2:01 PM CST
I have grown Strawberry Candy since 2002. It is a solid performer. I don't have full sun anywhere on my property & the Strawberry Candy is actually growing in all but full shade. Despite this, it still blooms. I think that says a lot. Also, I do have rust I think on the property & Strawberry Candy has not been affected by it.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Oct 24, 2015 2:40 PM CST
I don't have many daylilies, but am working on adding more. Strawberry Candy is one of the 1st named daylilies that I've bought. It's a reliable bloomer, even in my full sun border here in zone 8a, and increases well. I do think that the strong sunlight fades the blooms a little, because the clump in my back part-sun border has slightly darker blooms. I'll have to remember to take photos next spring for comparison and posting in the database.
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Lilydaydreamer
Oct 25, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Not much to add that has not already been said.......great garden plant!
Clumps easily, blooms freely.
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