Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Russian Rhapsody

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

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Background history:

'Russian Rhapsody' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1973 by Munson-R.W..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
LAA: 1989
JC: 1974
Honorable Mention: 1976
Award of Merit: 1979

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Russian Rhapsody')
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Nov 8, 2015 8:18 PM CST
Bought this commerate the relationship we have with a Russian family. It bloomed the first year and ever since. The color is true and doesn't fade where I have planted. It has increased at good rate.
Liz
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Nov 9, 2015 6:29 AM CST
I had this daylily for about 3 years and then it left my garden. I found that it just didn't bloom long enough, but count was not very good.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Nov 9, 2015 7:36 AM CST
I bought this but it didn't survive the first winter. This was years ago and I didn't try it again so can't say if it just wasn't hardy here or there was some other problem.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Nov 13, 2015 10:55 PM CST
I love my "Russian Rhapsody". I don't really deserve to have it. A friend of mine in Gainesville, FL gave me a couple of daylilies when we left that area of Florida. Our house sold quickly and I didn't have a chance to take starts from my daylily collection but instead, spent many hours setting up and clearing pastures for our horses, getting the stumps from the pine farm (450/acre) out of the pastures and hay areas, getting power and water in, etc. The daylilies that my friend Sean gave me were just put in buckets from fencing materials, no soil, put underneath the shelter of trees and forgotten. A couple of years later, through a drought, I found them growing in those bare buckets. Of the daylilies that survived that atrocious neglect, Russian Rhapsody came through practically unscathed as did Sammy Russell (1952? I think) and Final Touch. Once planted in tended soil, it has flourished, always blooming early, consistent, covered in flowers that are just the color of the photos that you see with the classic Munson form. A very forgiving plant. It will always have a place here. On the other hand, Sammy Russell and Final Touch bloomed for a couple of years but most years make themselves a bit scarce. Russian Rhapsody is a true testament to the hardiness and vigor of the daylily species.

Barb
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