Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chili Spice

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Name: Becky
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Apr 26, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Chili Spice' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Dan Hansen. Dan hybridizes at Ladybug Daylilies in Geneva, Florida. More information can be found on his website:

Chili Spice is an extra early bloomer with possible rebloom. It earned the Honorable Mention: 2007 AHS award. There are no registered children at this time.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chili Spice')
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Name: Betty
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Apr 26, 2016 11:21 PM CST
I've had CHILI SPICE for three or four years and really love it! A scape is already appearing as of today, and I hope to have more. The plant is quite short in my garden, so I have it close to a pathway so I can really enjoy it. It's a keeper here!

Name: Glen Ingram
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Jul 3, 2016 6:56 AM CST

I have had the cultivar for three years. It multiples well. The blooms are very attractive but on low scapes and I, too, have placed it close to a pathway. I have never had crispate blooms on it. It is susceptible to rust but it is not a rust bucket. It is not extra early here but flowers usually late October (second month of spring) and does rebloom. It is pollen fertile but I have never got pods on it. It does not appear to stop growing here during winter.
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