Daylilies forum: Mary Todd

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 11, 2016 12:07 PM CST
I posted photos of this daylily last season asking if it looked like Mary Todd, even though the bloom color is very orangish instead of yellow. Most thought that it did, so I went ahead and entered it that way. I am wondering if this year it might actually have yellow blooms, but we'll have to wait on that for a while. I was down in the garden this morning and noticed that my "Mary Todd" was the tallest plant in that particular row of daylilies, and that the nicely forming clump had a strange way of looking almost like several different individual plants instead of a normal clump. Just wondering if any of you who grow Mary Todd could confirm that it is indeed a large plant and that it grows in this fashion.
Blooming on 06-02-215, this is what my bloom looked like last season.
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These are photos of my plant today.
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The best I recall this plant was given to me with a list of possible names and Mary Todd was the only one that seemed to fit this plant. I was thinking possibly, it might have been Mary's Gold, but that name was not on the list , and the bloom does not look like that to me other than the color.
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 11, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Hi Larry,
Here is my picture taken last of year of Mary Todd. I bought this plant labelled Mary Todd many years ago and it has been in my garden for probably about 20 years.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 11, 2016 12:43 PM CST
Ok thinking I must have mislabeled my photo, I looked back and and this looks more like the correct photo, but still way too orange looking.
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 11, 2016 12:44 PM CST
Here is another photo taken a few days later, same plant.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Apr 11, 2016 12:50 PM CST
I can't comment on its growth habit yet. I have three yellow daylilies at the end of this bed. Mary Todd, Frozen Jade and Happy Returns. Both Frozen Jade and Mary Todd are large plants, and one of them has that loose look about the clump, but at this point, I can't remember which one. My daylilies in that area are not through the ground yet, and still covered in snow!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 11, 2016 1:00 PM CST
touchofsky,
Thanks so much for the reply, that is just the info I am looking for so maybe someone who's plant is in a warmer climate can check the growth habit of their 'Mary Todd'.
Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Apr 11, 2016 2:05 PM CST
I received Mary Todd last year as a bonus plant from Oakes. The blooms look like the blooms Touchofsky has posted. Same color, same simple form. Yours look more gold and seem to have more ruffling on the edge.......Maryl

Mary Todd

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 11, 2016 2:30 PM CST
This photo seems to show the orange color

Jon's photo also looks orange:


This photo seems to show a lot of ruffles

That's why I am curious about the height and the growth habit of the clump.
These photos to me look totally different than the way my plant is growing.


Even this photo from Oaks has an orange look to it with some ruffling.
https://www.oakesdaylilies.com/product/mary-todd/
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Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Apr 12, 2016 12:23 AM CST
Larry: My photo of Mary Todd was taken around 2:15 in the PM. You know how our southern sun can work on colors. However Touchofsky is in Canada, so I would think that no matter what the time of the day the colors would be fairly stable in their cooler climate. But who knows. Maybe in the early AM Mary Todd is more gold/orangey. As for the ruffling, maybe as mine ages it will develop more - maybe. Mine is just too young to say what will happen..............Maryl
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 12, 2016 6:20 AM CST
Well, the bloom color of daylilies is always variable it seems to me, but I am not familiar enough yet with the growth habits of daylilies to know how consistent that is. I am thinking it would be fairly consistent. None of the Mary Todd photos of the entire plant are showing the loose clump forming type growth my plant is showing, and the sepals on my blooms aren't showing the curl backwards that I see in most Mary Todd photos. I am going to let it bloom again this year and watch how it grows and see if there are any changes.
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hillbilly
Apr 14, 2016 9:20 PM CST
MARY TODD has black ends on the buds,that is a good way to identify it.
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HemNorth
Apr 18, 2016 1:39 AM CST
Hello Seedfork, when I saw your photo at the top of this page, it reminded me of Ruffled Apricot. I'm sure you've already explored that possibility, but if you look at the Ruffled Apricot page, the photo by stilldew resembles your first picture. The one you entered into Mary Todd, looks a bit like the first entry in Ruffled Apricot, by Bloombuddie. Maybe you've already checked this out, but if not, I thought I'd throw my two cents worth in. Whistling
I had a lot of fun looking through my own photos of Ruff. Apr. and Ms. Todd, so I posted a couple of them. I found someone I hadn't noticed before on Mary Todd's bud! Rolling my eyes. Have a close up look see.
I've only been a member for about a month and a half, but I sure am enjoying all the wonderful people involved.
And I've never had the chance to play with some of these images before. Smiling
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 18, 2016 6:00 AM CST
HemNorth,
Thanks, for that info. I had not checked into the possibility that my daylily might be Ruffled Apricot. I will check it out further. Right now I am at the stage of waiting for my plant to produce buds and check them out for the dark tips based on the suggestion by "hillbilly" and as illustrated by the photo by "sandnsea2"

I often take photos and don't realize that it is being photo bombed by some of my garden residents until I view the photos later. Great photo of Mary Todd.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 18, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Ha! I was just reading the description of Mary Todd and it says "buff self", none of the photos look anywhere near buff to me. They look from yellow to orange. Buff is a light tan...?
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 18, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Here is a photo of the group of yellow daylilies, Frozen Jade, Mary Todd and Happy Returns, in my garden. In this photo, you can see the buds for Frozen Jade in the foreground, and they are very green, then you see Mary Todd in the mid ground, and she has the yellow buds with the black tips. Happy Returns is shorter and only seen a bit on the right hand side. Carolyn Criswell is the daylily in the background.
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