Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: French Twist

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 11, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'French Twist' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Pat Stamile. See Pat and Grace's website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA: http://www.distinctly.on.ca/stamiledaylilies/

French Twist is an extra-early bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is pollen fertile with currently 3 children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/36675/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'French Twist')
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Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Jul 11, 2016 7:58 PM CST
'French Twist' was actually hybridized by Pat Stamile when they were in Florida. It's grown here since it was first introduced and I still like it. The cascade motion is my favorite type of unusual form. Heat makes the curls more pronounced, so you're more apt to see the curls in the afternoon here. The first pic was taken early AM and the second in the afternoon. Looks a lot different, doesn't it?

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 11, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Julie - Thank you for clarifying that this beauty is one of Pat's creations when he was in Florida! I, too, notice the curls on my spiders/UFs when the temps heat up and the day wears on. Yours is gorgeous! I love the color combo and staturation in your photos. Thank you for sharing!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jul 12, 2016 10:13 AM CST
For some reason it took the year off last year. I think it was caused by a couple of late freezes. The scapes it put out just aborted and didn't appear to have much in the way of buds on them. It had a really good year this year. Both the scapes and the blooms have become more weather resistant with each season I've had it bloom. Very tall this year and those long, curly blooms held up against some wind. It's not the fastest to increase here, but is steady. No hint of reblooming. I kept expecting to need to stake the scapes, but they remained straight and tall. In my naturally warm growing conditions, it usually curls shortly have the buds open. I like it especially for the form of the blooms. Here's a photo from this year.
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