Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Christmas in Oz

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 5, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Christmas in Oz' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 2004 by Katisue Herrington. Katisue (deceased) and her husband,Tim, and daughter, Heather, hybridize at The Herrington Daylily Garden. See their website:
http://herringtondaylilygarden.com/2015.html

Char started a thread about this talented hybridizing family:
The thread "ATP Series : The Daylilies of the Herringtons" in Daylilies forum

Christmas in Oz is a mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 2014 and L/W: 2013. It is listed as pod and pollen fertile with 3 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/43091/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Christmas in Oz')
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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Jan 5, 2016 7:32 PM CST
This one has been on my wishlist for a while. Anxious to read comments.
Liz
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 5, 2016 7:52 PM CST
That one will be on my want list one day, when the price drops a bit. It is a great looking daylily.
I'll also be watching the comments, those stats look very impressive.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 5, 2016 8:05 PM CST
According to Bell's new 2016 catalog, they have CHRISTMAS IN OZ available for a pretty reasonable price, although they haven't updated their website yet. And the Trimmers at Water Mill Garden have the Tet conversion available also.

I've had this daylily for about three years, love the blooms, and am quite happy with it -- although it behaves as a dormant for me.

Betty
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jan 5, 2016 8:24 PM CST
I've been eyeing this daylily for a while too. Hope to hear from anyone in the colder zones and how it does there.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 5, 2016 8:41 PM CST
It's been on my list a while too.
Donald
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Jan 6, 2016 2:58 AM CST
Let's start with the fact that I don't generally like UFs. The only one that has ever tempted me was Christmas in Oz because it was pink. 2 years ago I finally bought it and I can tell you that while I'm STILL not overly enamored with most UFs this one will be my exception. The ground color IS pink, not a muddy salmony color like some I've seen. It bloomed it's little heart out last year and was sunfast and colorfast. If I were to complain about anything it's that the scapes are a bit on the willowy side. I was told by someone a few years back that it might need extra protection in really cold weather, but so far it's done fine over 2 winters here (last year it got down into the single digits for awhile)....Maryl



Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Jan 6, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Maryland thanks. We are in the same zone. I have quite a few UFO's but have decided to try and not purchase more. Christmas in Oz may be an exception.
Thank You!
Liz
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Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Jan 6, 2016 10:28 AM CST
I got this last year, for some reason, I thought it was from Fred, but not going to look it up. Blinking It is one I have in my 'special' section, that gets the most sun. In other words, my most wanted to thrive. I have no comments or pictures tho. Boring, but true.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 6, 2016 12:01 PM CST
CHRISTMAS IN OZ is one of the Herrington OZ series daylilies. And the other one I really love from the same series is MAGIC OF OZ -- and MEMORIES OF OZ is really nice too. But they all have rather wispy scapes for me (seems like so many dips do), so I use those circle stakes a lot in my garden during bloom season -- and they're a "must have" for all the pots I move around for making crosses. I finally learned after breaking several scapes that those circle stakes you get at the big box stores are invaluable if you want to move potted daylilies with scapes around -- or perhaps it's just that I'm so clumsy and really get the scapes waving all around when I scoop them up... Hilarious!

Betty
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jan 6, 2016 8:00 PM CST
I liked this one so much that I accidentally bought it twice last summer Sticking tongue out

The DF I received from David's Dragonfly Farm in GA bloomed shortly after it's arrival here in June. The scape was short, as to be expected for such a new plant in the garden, but it was exquisite. My picture did not do it justice, even for its FFO.

The other SF I received was a complete wimp. While it did finally grow later in the season, it was just a tiny sprig of grass for most of the summer. This cultivar makes smaller fans in general, as stated by others in posts above.

I look forward to this summer to collect some true stats, and am looking forward to seeing that beautiful cascading pink bloom Smiling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 7, 2016 8:37 AM CST
scflowers,
Thanks for giving the vendor you bought your plant from. I would like to see that become a regular habit with posters. I often see a plant I am interested in and am unable to locate it at a reasonable (to me) price. I actually bought plants last year from David's Dragonfly Farm and have the site bookmarked, and still somehow managed to overlook that he had 'Christmas in Oz' for $20.00.
So at least it is getting down closer to my price range.
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jan 7, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Seedfork said:scflowers,
Thanks for giving the vendor you bought your plant from. I would like to see that become a regular habit with posters. I often see a plant I am interested in and am unable to locate it at a reasonable (to me) price.


I agree , that's a great idea. I'm going to try to do that in the future (as long as I know where I got it). I have paper work from most of my purchases. I just have to dig into it and get it all recorded in my Plant Lists.

Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jan 7, 2016 1:24 PM CST
I thought it was a good price from him also, and he sent 3 fans instead of the advertised 2 fans. I purchased others from him too at very reasonable prices, and the plants arrived in just one day since he was only one state away. They looked great on arrival and most bloomed last summer.

I have been meaning to add this info under the vendor page but haven't taken time to post it for everything that I bought. I went a little overboard last spring/summer in adding new cultivars as my great enablers here on the forum kept adding lovely pics of their daylilies Smiling

I've already been doing the same this past month...as it gets colder here, I start looking at all the websites to see what's out there that I 'must have'. It really is addictive, but cheaper than most jewelry Smiling

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