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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jun 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Frans Hals' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1955 by Flory. No additional information about this hybridizer.

Frans Hals is a mid to late season bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1961 and JC: 1956. This cultivar is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 23 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/27435/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Frans Hals')
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Ohio (Zone 6a)
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mystlw
Jun 21, 2016 6:12 PM CST
I received this daylily a couple of weeks ago. I bought two double fans, but what I got was a clump of very tiny plants that appear to be seedlings. The blooms are beautiful, but I doubt that I'll get any this season.
I would love to know if this seems to be a fast-growing plant for others, though, since I'm hoping I'll have some flowers next summer.
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Jun 21, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Welcome, mystlw! Welcome!

I received what I would call a seedling in March. My 'Frans Hals' hasn't bloomed yet, but it's growing well. It's right about 12" tall. Two of the seedling sized ones from the same order have bloomed, but since 'Frans Hals' is a mid to late season bloomer, I still have hope for this summer. I bet you'll have flowers next summer with this one...he's a beauty!
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jun 21, 2016 8:00 PM CST
I have had Frans Hall for 5 years. It is a reliable bloomer. Frans stands up well to the Texas heat especially because it is one of the last to start blooming. My foliage on Frans is like a spider type daylily, thin and very clumped together. Crimson Pirate is the only other daylily that grows faster than Frans Hall in my garden. I grow over 100 varieties.
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jun 21, 2016 8:24 PM CST
I had Frans Hals for a few years. It is a reliable bloomer but in my opinion it is a whispy plant with thin foliage and scape's.
It is a very nice bitone with a midrib that is colored the same as the sepals.

This plant is currently in a pot that it shouldn't be in and with a lots of afternoon sunlight and lack of regular water. Shame on me, I know. But this CV Is tuff, and has held up remarkabley. You could probably sit this one out on top of the soil and it would survive. It's a keeper here!
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Jun 21, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Hi, I've had 3 clumps of Frans Hals around each of my Kwanzan Cherry trees for years. It's bloomed reliably, and the clumps have increased significantly over the years. It's blooming well now, despite our GA heat and lack of rain. I'll have to take some pics when I get a chance this week.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jun 22, 2016 5:22 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! to NGA mystlw
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 22, 2016 5:35 AM CST
I have had Frans Hal many, many years. It is a fast increaser in my zone and does well in heat. I have even tried hybridizing with it as it is very fertile. I have gotten a few interesting seedlings from it. I love bi-colors and this plant is a nice addition to a collection.
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Name: Lauri
North Central Washington (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Jun 22, 2016 8:43 AM CST
I planted Frans Hals in 2010. It has been a bit of a slow grower for me, but it is in one of my neglected areas. (I have a lot of those!) It blooms nicely in my zone 5 garden in partial shade. I'm actually glad I've not had to divide it yet. A little fertilizer would probably make it happy as well as more sun. This photo is from last year, and you can see it's not overly robust for being 5 years old.
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Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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tgarden711
Jun 22, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Frans Hal is a reliable performer in zone 6b Southern Kentucky. Colors is always consistent and never a bad bloom.
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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Jun 22, 2016 1:41 PM CST

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This is my Frans Hal. I have been growing it since '99 and it has been divided a number of times. The color of mine is not as intense as that of others but I like it because it is a late bloomer and I like the bitone. It is always easy to identify in a garden. It does have narrow foliage but lots of it and mine usually has lots of blooms. The scapes are above the foliage but not terribly high. I grow it mid garden. A keeper for me.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Jun 22, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Here are pics of my Frans Hals clumps from this evening. They're planted in 2 of my front beds with the cherry trees.


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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Jun 22, 2016 9:19 PM CST
It is a good old daylily that always blooms well here in zone 6
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 23, 2016 12:14 AM CST
I love this daylily! It's very bright and cheerful, and blooms really well for me. It has increased like crazy, and I even had a butterfly in love with it last year!

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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jun 23, 2016 12:38 AM CST
Natalie said:I love this daylily! It's very bright and cheerful, and blooms really well for me. It has increased like crazy, and I even had a butterfly in love with it last year!


Great shots Natalie!

I had Frans Hals for a couple of years but lost it, Mico, Night Beacon, and several others to an early, harsh winter that took out my plumbing as well. Those three stick out as I liked all three very much. Someone noted skinny scapes and something I noticed on my Frans Hall after the first heavy rain it endured while covered with blooms. I didn't hold up too well with the heavy blooms sagging. Still, I'd have it again. Inexpensive and easy to acquire. Cheerful bloom. Thumbs up
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jun 23, 2016 12:49 AM CST
Thanks Wes!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 23, 2016 4:42 AM CST
Annette - What a lovely blooming clump and area to display this cultivar!!! Lovey dubby

Natalie - Wow! Seeing a butterfly use it makes me believe it is also a nectar plant for butterflies and possibly hummingbirds! Thanks for sharing that bit of information. Beautiful photos of nature showing off blooms and butterfly! Lovey dubby
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jun 23, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Wes-- sorry to read you lost those daylilies. Weather is tricky. I lose more to heat and others to cold. Were they in the ground? Just a suggestion that probably is made alot. Picking a couple you really like and putting them in really large pots and bring them in. Plastic is better than Terra cotta. Terra cotta holds water different and can make plants hotter in summer and colder than normal in winter. Outside dryer vents surrounding areas can be warmer too. Just a thought maybe repetitive. May joy surround you today!
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jun 23, 2016 7:31 AM CST
All were in the ground Sharon but not mulched, generally not a huge issue for daylilies here but lesson learned. When Winter arrives early all bets are off. Young plants are most at risk (in my experience), lesson learned. And Joy to you as well, have a great day!

Thunderstorms have passed, my watering chores are taken care of. Off to work... Whistling Hi Ho etc.
Name: Mike L
NJ (Zone 6a)
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ML58
Jun 23, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Frans Hals has been in my garden for almost 30 years and blooms reliably. Grows well and pretty much care free. Very nice color combination.

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