Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Bali Watercolor

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Dec 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Bali Watercolor' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Stamile.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2011
Honorable Mention: 2008
HOS: 2009

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bali Watercolor')
Name: Rob Laffin
Mariaville, Maine (Zone 4b)
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RobLaffin
Dec 22, 2015 6:21 PM CST
BALI WATERCOLOR is perfectly hardy in my Zone 4b garden, and increases moderately well. It is EM here, starting a week or two before full peak season. I haven't measured it, but it's shorter than 35" here, and I don't get anything like the 7 branches and 35 buds in the stats, but it performs as well as many other large-flowered dls. The flowers are large and uniquely pretty - everyone loves it.
This is one I would expect to keep for many years. I don't have a very good pic of it, but I'm posting what I have.


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Polymerous
Dec 22, 2015 6:51 PM CST
I have somewhat mixed feelings about 'Bali Watercolor'.

The colors on the bloom are indeed gorgeous, and the blooms always open well - an important consideration here with our cool nights.

That said, I have always had all of the blooms open within a flush of about 3 weeks, from the last week of May (more or less) to about the middle of June. I have never had it rebloom. (To be fair, I have also never added extra fertilizer throughout the season.) This short season of bloom was strike one.

Strike two was the fact that the blooms frequently spotted for me (one big reason that I don't like most purple daylilies). Spotted blooms are not attractive.

Strike three happened when it got significant rust this season. (I don't, and won't, spray fungicides for rust.)

Taken altogether, it is time for 'Bali Watercolor' to leave the garden, something that will happen this spring (as soon as I can figure out what to replace it with).

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Claudia
Dec 22, 2015 7:03 PM CST
I had Bali Watercolor from 2009 until this fall. It did very well here. It increased nicely. I have sent it to several people over the years. It was one the first to bloom here. Starting around by the mid June. I never had rebloom. So agree that its season wrapped up pretty quickly. It is a very dependable bloomer.

I only decided to get rid of Bali Watercolor this year because of my space restrictions. If I want sometime new, something old has to leave and a couple of folks here really wanted it so I shipped it off to 2 new homes.
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Name: Susiep
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Gardenbug01
Dec 22, 2015 7:20 PM CST
I love this plant. Got it last year and had my first bloom. Very large and beautiful. No spot or streaking. Can't wait to see what it looks like after it settles in !


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Claudia
Dec 22, 2015 7:26 PM CST
I may be wrong but I thought we had already done this one as Daylily of the day?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Dec 22, 2015 7:36 PM CST
No I don't think so, I am sure the computer keeps track of all that, with the notes under the photo of when each plant was featured and the past plant of the day forum list etc.
Name: Liz Quinn
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Emquinn
Dec 22, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Bali Watercolor has been slow to increase. It has been in my garden 3 years. Love the color and plant habit. It is a real stand out. I don't think this been Daylily of the day before.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Dec 23, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Claudia said: I only decided to get rid of Bali Watercolor this year because of my space restrictions. If I want sometime new, something old has to leave and a couple of folks here really wanted it so I shipped it off to 2 new homes.


What a great way to handle it. One person's trash is another's treasure. Everyone ends up happy Smiling . I have to start doing that.

Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Dec 23, 2015 8:06 PM CST

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No, we haven't done this daylily yet. Go to the forum "Past plants of the day" and hit Ctrl + f and type Bali Watercolor. You will see no results indicating that it has not been run yet.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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Dec 23, 2015 8:34 PM CST

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You can also search the past plants of the day:

http://garden.org/forums/search.php?forumid=109&q=Watercolor...
Name: Edith
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Edie34
Dec 25, 2015 6:17 PM CST
I am in the same area as polymerous ,zone 9b, but my experience with "Bali Watercolor" is very different. I love that plant enough to dig it up and transport it to my new place in Northern California, when I was only able to take about a third of my collection. I grew it since 2004, and it usually bloomed for about 6 weeks, beginning in early May. It never rebloomed, but then it was also planted in an area full of tree roots, which got only filtered sunlight. Never spotted or got rust either. In my new location it is again planted in a less than ideal spot, yet it boomed well enough. Will alway keep it.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 26, 2015 11:04 AM CST

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Thanks Mom @Edie34 for adding your input! nodding
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Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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DancingGenes
Dec 27, 2015 10:50 PM CST
Bali Watercolor isn't a great increaser here in the Northwest. I received a double fan in 2014, and it only had 3 fans in 2015. It hasn't rebloomed for me either. It sure is a big beauty when it blooms!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Dec 28, 2015 7:30 AM CST
I received Bali Watercolor as a wonderful gift this year, Thank You! @Claudia

I can't give a true growers report but I will agree that it increases rapidly. I divided the CV upon its arrival and potted into two pots. One was for my keeping and another for my mom. Both division increased over the fall and below are some photos. I cant wait to drool over this one in the spring as it was one of my favorites when I started collecting...

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Thanks again, Claudia!
I tip my hat to you.



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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jun 23, 2016 9:32 AM CST
Thank You! all for your input Thumbs up

It is a great help when deciding whether or not to purchase this DL Thumbs up
(in this case: YES, I'm going for it! Hilarious! )


Mayo
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