Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Silver Sword

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Mar 3, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Silver Sword' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2008 by Sandy Holmes. Sandy hybridizes at Riverbend Daylily Garden in Xenia, Ohio. See her website:
http://www.daylily.ws/

Silver Sword is a large mid-season bloomer. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2012 AHS award. It has 3 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/65305/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Silver Sword')
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Ahead
Mar 3, 2016 8:01 PM CST
SILVER SWORD...have loved it since introduction, and it continues to blow me away. Heck, look at my picture (above), ..how could you not love it? My goal is to add green to it, and will see those results this coming season.
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
Mar 3, 2016 8:03 PM CST
Are the blooms really 8.5"? It is a beauty when looking at the photos! And it's an evergreen. I wonder if it shows some rust resistance?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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floota
Mar 3, 2016 8:09 PM CST
I only got it from Sandy about two years ago, had to move it last fall and despite that, it has increased well. Blooms are that big here, this one's a beauty.
The only thing better than one bloom is multiple blooms of it!

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Name: Davi (Judy) Davisson
Sherrills Ford, NC (Zone 7a)
Davi
Mar 4, 2016 6:28 AM CST
This has been a great plant in my garden. The flower is gorgeous and it's been a great parent for tall, well branched, and watermarked kids. It's a very hardy evergreen.

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