Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: What's Up Down South

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 30, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'What's Up Down South' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2008 by Judy Davisson. Judy is also known as "Davi" here on ATP! Check out her website for more of her beautiful daylily creations: http://www.picturetrail.com/davijk.

A wonderful interview with Judy can be found here: http://hemaholicsanonymous.blogspot.com/2011/02/meet-judy-da... as well as this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly5jfW1WhKo

Juli started a thread here about Judy Davisson: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Judy Davisson" in Daylilies forum

What's Up Down South is a mid to late season bloomer. It currently has 1 registered child: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/70602/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'What's Up Down South') .

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.





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'What's Up Down South')
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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Apr 30, 2016 10:05 PM CST
This is another of Judy's awesome ones. It is so bold, large and showy that I believe it could be seen from space while in full bloom. The shape is an exquisite cascade with lots of movement and it is extremely fertile both ways. Lightly fragrant too.

One of the hallmarks of this variety is its extreme vigor. It multiplies FAST and reliably produces tall, well-branched scapes that stay in bloom forever.

This plant is a favorite of mine and one I will probably always grow!
Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
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May 1, 2016 9:15 AM CST
this is another one of the many of Judy's ( about 20 ) that I'm adding this year because of all the beautiful pictures and reports of the performance that they have, and with any luck I hope to add a cpl more yet as I'm filling out the rest of my garden. thanks to all who post those amazing photo's of hers and the great write ups about them.

Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
May 1, 2016 11:25 AM CST
This is a new addition for me this year, as well as several others that I purchased from Judy Smiling

I received a clump, and can't wait until it blooms!

Can anyone comment on how sunfast it might be?
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Hummingbirder Salvias Bee Lover Bulbs
Pollen collector Hellebores Organic Gardener Seed Starter Composter Clematis
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Ispahan
May 1, 2016 1:11 PM CST
Keep in mind that I don't live in your zone, but mine is planted in full, all-day sun and doesn't fade even slightly. It seems quite weatherproof as well.
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Ponds Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Cat Lover Butterflies
Dahlias Region: South Carolina
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scflowers
May 1, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Thanks, Corey.

I know there's a zone difference, but that should indicate some sun fastness here as well. I like 'weatherproof' cultivars...it's nice to go out after a slight rain and not see splotches everywhere. Smiling

The more I hear, the happier I am that I invested in a number of Judy's plants!

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