Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Aldersgate

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
May 11, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Aldersgate' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 2005 by Temple.

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Aldersgate') .

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 'Aldersgate')
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
May 11, 2016 6:43 PM CST
Aldersgate is not winter hardy here so I have it in a 5 gallon pot that I bring in each winter.
Most likely due to indoor stress it tends to bloom short for me.
Flowers are huge! Increase is medium- slow.
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Pollen is good, never tried setting a pod. I have a few seedlings from it that are hardy here ( most were not and died their first winter) Tends to pass the dark chevron eye.

Seedling 1 rosella flight x Aldersgate
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Seedling 2. Rosella flight x Aldersgate
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
May 11, 2016 7:58 PM CST
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Very tall and usually needs staking to prevent leaning scapes. The pistil is often crimped or crooked. I tried for three years to set pods to no avail, but the pollen is hot. The largest bloom in my garden.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
May 12, 2016 4:40 AM CST
I had the honor of increasing, evaluating, registering, and releasing Mr. Temple's last three introductions for him, ALDERSGATE being one of them, I have had it since 2002 and still use the pollen today. Registered as 16" I have seen it bloom 24" and still have never seen a larger daylily. Dan Trimmer treated it for me and himself and we both have Tet introductions from it.
Photo taken this week
ALDERSGATE 16"

LILLIAN'S EARL DODGE 14"
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
May 12, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Lilydaydreamer said:Aldersgate is not winter hardy here so I have it in a 5 gallon pot that I bring in each winter.
Most likely due to indoor stress it tends to bloom short for me.
Flowers are huge! Increase is medium- slow.
Thumb of 2016-05-12/Lilydaydreamer/5379fa
Thumb of 2016-05-12/Lilydaydreamer/e2fccc

Pollen is good, never tried setting a pod. I have a few seedlings from it that are hardy here ( most were not and died their first winter) Tends to pass the dark chevron eye.

Seedling 1 rosella flight x Aldersgate
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Seedling 2. Rosella flight x Aldersgate
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 12, 2016 8:00 PM CST
'Aldersgate' was one I suggested for daylily of the day. I have not been able to give it what it needs to perform well. I'm not prepared to throw in the towel yet, but I'm hoping there will some reports that can steer me into doing a better job.

It bloomed shortly after I received it, but the scapes were already there and only three buds made it bloom. This is the third spring. It has increased from two fans to nine fans. It put on scapes last year, but they aborted and did not bloom. It currently has three scapes, but they are going to light on buds - 5 on two scapes and 6 one the other one. It is one of the daylilies that tends to have chartreuse foliage, a problem I'm currently trying to understand and correct.

But comparing it to my designated 'benchmark' plant, 'Lillian's Vapor Trail', it needs something to improve the growth. 'LVT' was acquired the same spring, also was a double fan. I don't know how many fans are in the same size container, but it currently has eleven scapes in among a fairly dense bit of foliage (which is why I don't know how many fans). 'LVT' has never showed any yellowing and has bloomed all three years. 'Aldersgate' wouldn't have to perform as well as the 'benchmark'. For me a 'benchmark' is better than acceptable or just average and I wanted a plant with a high mark to use. Still, 'Aldersgate' is not getting something it needs. As the temperature gets really warm, it has turned much greener and of a group of seven plants showing the yellow growth, it was one of two that got Milorganite. However, of those seven plants, nearly all are as green or greener whether they got the Milorganite or not. In fact, the worst also got it and is still pretty yellow while about four have turned a normal shade of green without anything. I thought last year that a late freeze had set it back and was probably the cause of the aborted scapes, but that isn't the case this year. It's coming off a mild winter without a late freeze.

So far, 'Aldersgate' has been a difficult plant to keep happy and looking presentable. If I can solve the riddle on what it requires to do well, I'll probably have information that will help me grow a lot daylilies better.
Donald

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