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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jul 22, 2016 9:52 PM CST
I finally got a decent picture of my daylily "Crocodile Eye". It has never done very well in my zone 5a garden. There is no picture in the database yet. After reading the registered information I'm wondering what I have is really Crocodile Eye. The color seems right. The bloom size seems right. My plant isn't nearly as tall as registered but it needs to be in more sun than I have it, so that could explain the lack of height. The biggest difference is that it's registered as a "single" and my bloom is definitely a double. It has had very poor blooms in the past years (not even photo worthy), but I...think...they were always doubles but not sure.

If you don't think this is Crocodile Eye, does anyone have any idea what it may be? When I purchased it years ago (I think from Gilbert H Wild???), it was called Crocodile Eye (or Eyes). But that doesn't mean there could'nt have been a mix up. (Although I've never had a mix up from them.)

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Crocodile Eye')

Here is my picture of the bloom:


Thumb of 2016-07-23/petruske/12782f

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jul 22, 2016 10:51 PM CST

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It doesn't look correct, but I found other images online and one shows some doubling so it very well could be, it's just not a good representation of what the hybridizer shows on AHS.
http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/detail.php?id=158207

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/295890-daylily-cro...
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jul 22, 2016 11:04 PM CST
I think I'm going to move it to a better spot in the garden this year. Maybe it will get going and show me what it can "really" do. Up to this point, I'm not impressed, but I must be fair and give it a better chance before tossing it. It has always been so very short. Even the foliage is short. When I say short, I mean about 12" at best. But it is compromised by the tall Bee Balm that is growing next to it so I'll give it the benefit of a doubt for a couple more years at least.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Jul 22, 2016 11:13 PM CST
Hi Sue:

I am new here, reading this post made me realize how careful one must be when posting to the database. Thanks. So much to learn. Thank You!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Jul 23, 2016 12:18 AM CST

Plants Admin

Hi Laurie, we try our best here but often folks get mis-tagged plants from the nurseries. Daylilies can be quite versatile too and often can display a range of looks and colors that is related to climate and cultivation so one sees a range of looks in the database. Keeps us all on our toes! nodding
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