Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Raspberry Pixie

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Jul 10, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Raspberry Pixie' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1969 by Williamson.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Raspberry Pixie')
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Jul 10, 2016 8:22 PM CST
I just got this plant from Steve Williams in Ohio. It is a nice clump of a short plant, foliage looks clean and is smaller, thinner fans as expected on a miniature. I can not comment on the blooms as it had already finished blooming ( I look forward to seeing it next year!).
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jul 10, 2016 8:54 PM CST
I have had this cultivar in my garden for approximately 20 years. It has been rock solid hardy in my northern garden. I divided it last summer and moved it to a sunnier part of my garden. It was being crowded by other plants and was not getting enough sun. It hadn't bloomed for a couple of years. However, when it was blooming, it was very eye catching, and visitors to the garden always commented on it. I am looking forward to it putting on its lovely display of miniature blooms once again.
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alilyfan
Jul 11, 2016 8:12 AM CST
I have had this for several years, has always done quite well and dependable, quite a few buds per scape & blooms longer than average. At least it has in normal years, this year it did not bloom at all, but this has not been a normal year for my daylilies. Quite possible I need to divide it too, it has developed into quite a large clump.
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Frillylily
Jul 11, 2016 4:51 PM CST
I don't think the pics in the database are all of the same plant, some have orange throats, some green and someone commented that hers reached 30" height, even though it should be 12. So I am thinking there may be a major vendor out there supplying the wrong plant w that name. Confused
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 11, 2016 5:10 PM CST
I could see a variation in scape height of an inch or two but 30" seems extreme to be the correct plant.
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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jul 12, 2016 3:03 PM CST

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Well I can't be sure, but I know that in different climates daylilies can change colors. If you look closely they all have the same general shape, and they all the a yellow/white strip going though the middle of ever petal. As for the photo that has the orange throat, it looks like it was taken in shade, and the lighting is off, so I think it is still the correct cultivar.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 12, 2016 3:27 PM CST
@jon, I think the big discrepancy was the different heights(along with the other things).
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jul 12, 2016 4:08 PM CST
'Raspberry Pixie' has been growing in my zone 6a garden for 5 years. It is stunning when planted enmass. It's very happy in the east garden, with morning sun, here. Smiling
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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jul 13, 2016 7:23 AM CST

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True there could be major differences in height, but if the soil of really poor, then the scape would be much shorter, also many times a daylily bloom for the first time for me it has a really short scape. Last year I had a daylily with a 6 inch scape, and this year the same daylily had a 24 in scape.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 13, 2016 9:03 AM CST
The hybridizer registered it as 12 inches, he or she did not use poor soil to determine that. If anything it would be the opposite, often a hybridizer achieves premium results, whilst a home gardener w less than ideal condition would not reach that. So a scape may reach 30 inches in the hybrizers green house w jazzed up soil and plenty of water.... but at home in average soil and fluctuating temps being watered once a week.... the scape will not likely reach registered height. I have quite a few that do not reach their reg height, but they bloom fine for me. Also some of the photos do not show the midrib. In my experience, a green throat vs an orange throat is a dependable trait, it doesn't change, and even the lighting or age of the blossom does not change the throat color that much. It may appear faded or maybe even be faded to where there is hardly any throat color left by the end of the day, but the color doesn't change from one to another completely. It is true that first year blooms can sometimes look very different, but usually that is for dl that are heavily ruffled, or patterned ect.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 13, 2016 9:18 AM CST
I agree the height difference is sort of the "opposite" of the case jon was making. Sure if it were registered at 30 inches, and only grew to 12 inches, you might suspect poor soil, or some type damage to the plant, or the plant had not reached maturity, etc. Of course as is sometimes the case the registered height could be wrong. Am I correct in assuming most of the posters here have the plant growing around the 12 inch height and the exceptions seem to be the taller plants? I do not grow the variety.

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