Daylilies forum: Your Five Favorite Reds?

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 8, 2011 11:34 AM CST
Pure reds are sadly lacking in my garden, but I have put together a collection of what I consider my favorite reds:

EMPEROR'S ROYAL RED - My favorite, sent to me by mistake, and I love the pure deep red velvety texture!


CARY GRANT - A gift plant


HELIX - More of a deep oxblood red with yellow-green, but it's a favorite!
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DOUBLY HOT - I'm not that fond of the doubles, but this one has a hot, deep velvety red color that turns a wonderful velvety orange-red by afternoon.


THIN MAN - Unfortunately, this one can look pretty strange sometimes.



Does anyone else have any reds you'd like to share?

Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 8, 2011 1:37 PM CST
Fabulous reds in my garden are HEARTS OF FIRE and I have a row of it. It just bloomed and bloomed and bloomed this year. Great daylily!

An older red that is fairly new to me but I just fell in love with was CHICAGO APACHE.

Will return with more of my favorite reds.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 8, 2011 2:43 PM CST
I do not grow a lot of reds but will show a few I currently have.






Red Velvet Elvis
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One of my favorites
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Double Blue Blood
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 8, 2011 2:46 PM CST
Wow, what fantastic reds, Fred! They're all beautiful!
Betty
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 8, 2011 7:30 PM CST
I realized last year, that 90% of my daylilies were red. So I have been trying to broaden my palette a bit this year.

Some of my favorite reds are:

Chicago Apache. My first year with it, and it is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone

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Charles Johnson - I just loved this one, It got overtaken by my old cottage dip, so I transplanted it to the front a few weeks ago. It didn't always open as a bagel. The photo doesn't do it justice, it was truly a rich red.

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VT Maroon Branch. The color is kind of washed out. But it is a late bloomer and still has buds that are blooming. It is bud building this year, and I can't complain about the plant habit.

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I have a lot of other reds, including Flame of Freedom, Green Throated Robin, Ruby Throat, Holly Dancer, etc, etc, etc, but these are some of my (many) favorites. ~Jan
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 9, 2011 6:06 AM CST
I don't have a lot of reds either but here are some of mine

The first 2 are burgandy, but still a red

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WILLIE MARKUS

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VIRGIL'S SUSPENDERS

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DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD


SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER

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BIG RED WINDMILL
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 9, 2011 6:46 AM CST
I don't have very many reds either. Here are a few.
CALYPSO DANCER

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 9, 2011 6:50 AM CST
MAXFIELD PARRISH

ROSES IN SNOW


SPACECOAST CRANBERRY KID



VELVET EYES


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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 9, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Beautiful reds! Two of you now have enthusiastically listed CHICAGO APACHE, so that's one I may have to check out at some point. And I just noticed that two of you also have listed DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD and VIRGIL'S SUSPENDERS too. I've been eyeballing ROSES IN SNOW for a couple of years now and may just have to get it at some point. I believe I do have a couple of its kids, though, and that's what has kept me from purchasing it so far. And I got WILLIE MARKUS this year, but it hasn't bloomed yet for me. I'm dying to see it!


Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 9, 2011 9:37 AM CST
I want to add more favorite reds around here that are,
FLAMENCO CHRISTMAS
BETTY FORD
FABULOUS FRIEDA

I am picky about red. I have many that are sort of red but not enough red that I would call them red. If they have orange in them or purple in them I don't list them with the reds.

I have Westbournes that are great reds, WESTBOURNER BIG AND REDD ALL OVER and a westboune seedling that is just truely red and lovely.
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Sep 9, 2011 10:41 AM CST
I love red! I seem to have a weakness for red UF's too.

My Absolute favorite has to be Sergeant Major


Change of heart


French Twist
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Miss Kitty


Small World Jazz Music



I also love Joey Langdon, Highland Lord, Cleopatra's Jewel, Firestorm, Spider Man, Helix & Moving All Over,
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 9, 2011 3:33 PM CST
I just got Firestorm this year, and snagged Sergeant Major at a local daylily society sale last month. Calypso Dancer was a bonus earlier this summer also.

And just today, in the mail, I got Bobby Baxter's Moosa Pa Loosa (gotta LOVE that name) can't wait for that one to bloom next year.

Did I mention I love reds? Big Grin ~Jan
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Sep 9, 2011 10:20 PM CST

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Here are a few great ones from the past, some mine, some my Mom's.

POINT OF VIEW
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RED GRACE
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SAN JUAN SUNSET
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HUNTERS TORCH
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RUBY SPIDER
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 9, 2011 10:56 PM CST
Count me in on Chicago Apache.
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Cherokee Star
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Dixie Land Band (is lighter and more brick red than the photo)
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James Clark (not as pretty as later blooms from the same plant, but I didn't get photos. Shows the gorgeous red, anyway.)
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When I Dream
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Young Planet
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And this one with no ID, but I like it. :-)

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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 9, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Ooops, sorry. Too late to be posting and reading at same time. So ya got my favorite SEVEN. Sticking tongue out
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 9, 2011 11:09 PM CST
All I can say is WOW! Love the bright reds on the last two batches!
Betty
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
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pixie62560
Sep 10, 2011 6:28 AM CST
May I jump in? I have a favorite red daylily that just blew my sox off this summer. I planted in the spring of 2010, last summer it wasn't much to look at....this summer was totally different. I couldn't seem to take a bad picture of it!

'Mississippi Red Dragon'

"A GARDEN IS A LITTLE PATCH OF HEAVEN ON EARTH"
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 10, 2011 6:36 AM CST
All very nice reds!!!
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Name: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
Sep 10, 2011 8:38 AM CST
I ONLY HAVE A FEW
NIGHT EMBERS

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Sep 10, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Beauties all! That MISSISSIPPI RED DRAGON is a wowser! Stunning color!
Betty

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