Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Baby Blues

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Baby Blues' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1990 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA: http://www.distinctly.on.ca/stamiledaylilies/

For more information about Grace (and Pat), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Baby Blues is a mid-season, extended bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1995 and DFM: 1999. It is listed as showing a rust resistance rating of 2.0. It is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 36 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4932/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Baby Blues')
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 3, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Wouldn't "Stamile-G" be Grace Stamile?
Donald
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2016 7:04 PM CST
I believe Grace is listed as just Stamile. Maybe @Char knows.
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Jan 3, 2016 9:22 PM CST
Stamile is Pat Stamile; Stamile-G is Grace Stamile, according to the hybridizer list file name on the AHS portal website.
Maurice
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Jan 3, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Baby Blues is a wonderful little mini Daylily. Performance is excellent in zone 6b and it multiplies quickly. Some days the color is lighter than others but it always opens perfectly, never an ugly bloom. Baby Blues is perfect for the front of a flowerbed.


Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Thanks, Donald and Maurice! I appreciated it! Thank You! Thank You!

I will edited the introduction post on this cultivar thread to reflect the hybridizer's name and info.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jan 3, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Beautiful picture Theresa Thumbs up
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 4, 2016 6:30 AM CST
I love Baby Blues. I have had it for 8 years. It is a slow grower in my climate and last summer I finally had a very nice clump. I wish it were a bit taller myself but I will still keep it. It does not set pods for me but its pollen is fertile.


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MAINIAC
Jan 4, 2016 5:02 PM CST



Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 4, 2016 5:07 PM CST
MAINIAC - would love to see an evaluation by you for this daylily cultivar to go along with your lovely photo. I give an acorn for evaluations.
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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Jan 5, 2016 4:58 AM CST
I've grown Baby Blues for several years. It does well in my zone 5 and grows at an average rate here. It bounces back nicely when divided and it's a cute little thing to grow towards the front of the border. I can't find record that I've ever used it for hybridizing but maybe I should since the AHS database shows 36 registered children Rolling my eyes.

Name: Lin Jarvis
Peterborough, ON, CANADA (Zone 5a)
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linjarvis
Jan 15, 2016 11:42 PM CST


The markings this past season were not great but it is a beautiful specimen.

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