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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 8, 2016 8:17 PM CST
Show off your daylilies that have great substance here. I'll kickstart it with one of my own. The picture is from last year since I have only had one daylily bloom so far this season (and I've already over-shared pictures of its blooms). I give you Evening Enchantment:


Yours don't have to be velvety and they don't have to be large (or small)...just bring your pictures of thick-petaled daylilies!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 8, 2016 8:20 PM CST
I really got the idea for this thread after seeing a picture of the following daylily:


I don't like pastels much, but the thick petals of that one wouldn't be a bad thing to have around for hybridizing.
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Raven
Jun 9, 2016 5:09 AM CST

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This is the one from my garden which has always amazed me because of how thick the petals are. It has the most substance of any of mine.It is not always a good blossom. It gets splotchy and sometimes does not open well. At one point, I dug most of it out and passed it on because of its' performance but I keep some just because of the substance of the petals. I have had this one for 10 years now--hard to believe.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 9, 2016 6:06 AM CST
I know this one always get mentioned but it has great substance.

PRIMAL SCREAM
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jun 9, 2016 6:56 AM CST
In my garden I always admire Majestic Move for its substance.

Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 9, 2016 7:13 AM CST
Hemlady said:I know this one always get mentioned but it has great substance.

PRIMAL SCREAM
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I REALLY need to get Primal Scream. I keep telling myself I will and I keep putting it off.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 9, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Primal Scream
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Well this is the only bloom on Primal Scream I have seen this year, I was gone a month and it had one bud left when I returned. I found it laying of the ground and it was total mush and not fully developed. So I am hoping for some rebloom later. I do like flowers with a lot of substance, but I have also found that because the blooms are so stiff, if something brushes against them (like me) or if you try to open a not fully opened flower the petals tend to snap.
I am going into the garden this morning and specifically look for petals with substance and will post photos later.
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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twixanddud
Jun 9, 2016 9:48 AM CST
@DogsNDaylilies I should be able to give you a piece of Primal Scream - I think I split off a couple of fans late last summer that I could pot up for you easily. I love it.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 9, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Laura, you are an amazing human being. Has anyone ever told you that? Lovey dubby I would love some, if it isn't too much trouble. Do I have anything you might want? (Lavender, other daylilies, seeds....?)
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jun 9, 2016 1:40 PM CST

Capacity For Wonder--very thick substance, holds up well in our heat. The color is much deeper than the picture shows.

Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 9, 2016 1:44 PM CST
I am hoping to see Primal Scream this year. The deer got my buds last year and it made me want to scream!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 9, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Just realized that I lost my post I thought I made earlier, so here goes again.
I did get out in the garden today and check blooms for great substance. I found some that were decent and some (a few that were excellent). I actually thought they would be more. Of course, this was based on the blooms this morning in the garden, so I could have missed some.
Bela Lugosi had decent substance I noticed.
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A close relative of Bela Lugosi, Nosferatu had great Substance, when I tried to open the bloom a little with my hand I actually cracked the petal as can be seen in the photo, the other small crack is a natural one in the front petal.
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I have some seedlings which are showing really nice substance to them, but none were blooming today. However, this one is either a NOID, or possibly a seedling and I am leaning toward it being a seedling being the others have such good substance. Normally when I see the the texture shown on these blooms I assume a crepe like texture that does not hold up well in the rain, but these blooms are very sturdy and have excellent Substance with the ability to withstand a heavy downpour.
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Scatterbrain was the only double that felt like it had really good substance, but only the sepals felt that way, the petals were fairly soft to the touch, but it is my favorite double in my garden at the moment.
My favorite Scatterbrain plant with a pinkish tone to it.
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My other Scatterbrain plant without the pinkish tone.
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I awarded the blue ribbon for the plant with the best substance in my garden this morning to....drum roll:
Jay Turman: A beautiful bloom, with great substance. At the moment for a variety of reasons this plant is right close to the top of my favorites ! Gypsy Rose Lee is neck and neck with it, but it did not have great substance.


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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Jun 9, 2016 2:54 PM CST
If you want to know which cultivars have good substance, check them after a hard rain. Those that look unaffected have good substance. Not many will. If you want to see which have excellent substance, check them after having been open all day and THEN gone through rain. The blooms that still look fresh have excellent substance. Few, very few, but they are out there. One trait that is common to those cultivars with good substance is the stiff, waxy texture they carry..
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 9, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Hurray! I agree I like the ones that don't melt on a hot summer day.
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jun 10, 2016 4:35 PM CST
My best by far is Yellowstone Canyon. It feels like it is carved out of wax, and still looks fantastic after triple digit temps at the end of the day. This is a stellar Daylily.

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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jun 14, 2016 2:01 PM CST
I think Welcome Mat would qualify. It is a shorter daylily, good for the front of other plants. It's a very pretty peach pink with a ruffled edge. This one holds up well for us. Actually, the color is our garden is more orange than my camera shows. Also, in this picture you can see the raindrops and the flower looks fine.

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Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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gargoyl52
Jun 14, 2016 2:08 PM CST
I have Primal Scream too. I like it allot. Most people don't like the oranges but I think they add substance to a flowerbed.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 6:02 AM CST
I am now the proud owner of two fans of Primal Scream! Hurray!

Thank you, Laura! ( @twixanddud ) !!! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 6, 2016 8:57 AM CST
I'm going to add to the list:

Lights of Detroit - possibly the daylily with the most substance in my garden
Dominic
Royal Frosting

(I will try to add pictures later.)
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jul 13, 2016 7:34 AM CST
These are thick in deed.




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