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

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Jun 28, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Tusk' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2008 by Trimmer-J..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2011

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Tusk')
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
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Lilydaydreamer
Jun 28, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Purchased a 5 fan clump that did not make it through its first winter here. Unfortunately, not hardy in northern Kentucky.
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jun 28, 2016 6:30 PM CST
My sympathies to you Lisa. What else can I say, but I hate when that happens! This year may all of your purchases be blessed, and be fruitful and multiply.
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
Jun 28, 2016 8:02 PM CST
Thanks, some southern beauties just prefer to stay south.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 29, 2016 4:13 PM CST
I received this last spring as tiny little fans accompanied by a refund check due to their fragile condition. I didn't keep the check and the fans grew well. With an unusually mild winter, they haven't been tested for what would be a normal or colder than normal winter yet.

It was the first daylily to bloom this year. In fact, the three scapes were nearly finished blooming before anything began blooming. The blooms had trouble opening in the cool temperatures and probably half of the blooms were blotchy. That may have been due to an aphid infestation (and maybe thrips too) that was difficult to get under control.

It currently has a rebloom scape, so it may be among the last daylilies to bloom as well as the first. Guess that will test the blooms ability to withstand high heat and lots of sun. It's timing for bloom may not have been the best this year. The foliage is holding up well in the heat so far. Many daylilies are settling into a kind of heat dormancy with many outer fan leaves drying up, but 'Tusk' is still actively growing. Here's a photo of 'Tusk' today with the rebloom scape. Growing for another season or two will likely give more accurate info on how it grows in north central Texas.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jul 3, 2016 10:07 PM CST
Survived two zone:5 winters and bloomed this year. I did protect it with mulch and fall leaves. Put this one by the driveway so that I can enjoy the big pretty face.

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Tusk
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
Jul 4, 2016 6:04 AM CST
@Hazelcrestmikeb do you have good snow over where you are??
I have noticed several daylilies will survive north of me ( with snow over) and south of me (less winter) but not survive here where we have little to no snow cover and many freeze/thaws. Tusk may be one like that.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jul 9, 2016 10:22 PM CST
@Lilydaydreamer in answer to your question. Snow cover is inconsistent. Guess what happened today ?

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Tusk - poly

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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Kentucky Hostas Sempervivums
Dahlias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lilydaydreamer
Jul 10, 2016 1:13 AM CST
Wow! Makes me want to try it again!
Thanks for responding.

Lisa
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Jul 11, 2016 8:59 AM CST
You are welcome Lisa.
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