Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Autumn Wood

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Dec 20, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Autumn Wood' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1991 by Dougherty-H..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1998
Award of Merit: 2001
PC: 1995

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Autumn Wood')
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Dec 20, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Autumn Wood is a nice short 25" daylily. Great for a border. Has not been a great increaser for me here in zone 5a. But it is a beauty with its yellow and peach blend. And that perfect ruffling is hard to beat. I know I say this about so many of the daylilies that I have, but I love this one, it's a keeper. Registered as a midseason bloomer, but I'd almost call mine a late bloomer. But it is on the shady side of a shed so, that's maybe why. I got 8 seeds from it this year. I don't recall what I pollenated it with.




Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Dec 20, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Just had to post two more pictures of it.







Name: Rob Laffin
Mariaville, Maine (Zone 4b)
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RobLaffin
Dec 20, 2015 10:03 PM CST
Autumn Wood is a favorite of mine - such a beautiful mix of colors. I'm in Zone 4b and it's not a big increaser here, but it blooms reliably and is always a bright spot in the garden when it does. I'm also including a picture of another, perhaps lesser known, intro by Dougherty in the same vein, called Golden Globe. I heard the hybridizer thought GG was even better than Autumn Wood - it's certainly beautiful and I'm glad to have both. I think I would also say GG increases and blooms a bit more vigorously here than AW. Very nice plants, both of them. (first pic is AW, second pic is GG)






Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Dec 20, 2015 10:21 PM CST
IT is a good one and is just like it is registered here in zone 6.It has a beautiful color and is a good parent.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Dec 21, 2015 5:53 AM CST
I purchased Autumn Wood in 2010. It was in a container and had 3 fans. It has not increased much since then. Branching and bud count are low by today's standards, probably 2-way branching with maybe 8 buds, but that bloom is so gorgeous I don't mind.

Here in my zone 6b garden, AW blooms from about late June to mid-July. I have not noticed rust on it.

This picture, taken on 7/3/15, shows the foliage looking fairly decent and the blooms sit just above the foliage enough to be complimentary to the plant as a whole. It's registered height is 24" and I believe that is what this picture shows too. Lavender Blue Baby is to the right of AW (registered at 28"). Outrageous is directly behind AW (registered at 22" but it gets much taller).



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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
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Raven
Dec 22, 2015 5:16 PM CST

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Autumn Wood has been growing in my garden for 2 years. It is a late bloomer for me as well. I have placed it beside my entrance walkway so I see every bloom it produces. I find it is a long blooming plant, 20 odd inches high and every bloom looks the same in my garden. It has increased moderately. A keeper for me.
Name: Edith
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Edie34
Dec 26, 2015 11:31 AM CST
AW has been with me for 8 years, grown in a large pot. It is one of my favorites, even though it is a little short for my taste. But the form and color are superb. One year it even re-bloomed in October. A keeper for sure.
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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SheilaC
Dec 29, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Autumn Wood is one of my absolute favorites! I'll always have this one. Not only is it a gorgeous blend of peach and rose, it has a perfect pie crust edge on it! The colors on the many blooms varied from a pale peach some days to a dusty rose on others, to a saturated blend on still others. It is late in my garden too and I used saved pollen on it for the most part. Even with our stiflingly hot summer this past year, I managed to set a good number of pods on it. It bloomed heavily for being only a two year old plant this year. It's going to be a staple in my diploid pie crust/polychrome program. Love it!

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Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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SheilaC
Dec 29, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Let me say, too, that last year (the year I put it in) it bloomed so much lighter in color. I was so happy to see it this year because the colors in it are truly remarkable~~not much out there like it~~maybe, Golden Globe would be the closest, but, still AW is in a class all by itself as a blend with the perfect form, color, plant habit and a killer pie crust edge! Thumbs up
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila

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