Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Aztec Firebird

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Feb 4, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Aztec Firebird' is a semi-evergreen Bitone or Reverse Bitone diploid introduced in 2002 by Ned Roberts. Ned was nicknamed "Spiderman", because he had a passion for spider and unusual form daylilies. He passed away in 2006.

If you would like more information about this hybridizer, see Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Ned Roberts" in Daylilies forum

Aztec Firebird is a mid-season to late bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2007 AHS award.

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Aztec Firebird')
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Feb 5, 2016 7:36 PM CST
I planted this in fall of 2014, so there has only been bloom in 2015. It did pretty well, blooming for 3 weeks. It probably would have done better but it was located where the scapes got some hail damage and had buds knocked off. I think the container is located in too much shade and I'll probably set it out in a mostly sunny situation in a few weeks. I did like the bloom and it more or less reached the registered height. The early blooms were marred - by thrips, I guess - but the later ones were not. I think it's too early to really evaluate, but I looked today and there are nine fans showing green points. That means it more than doubled the number of fans. A bit more sun and lot less hail will probably benefit the plant and resulting performance.

Edited to add a couple of photos. I'd already put one in the database. It really did have a strong tendency to point that finger early in the a.m. :).
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