Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: J.T. Davis

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 31, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'J.T. Davis' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1999 by Larry Grace. Larry Grace hybridizes daylilies at Graceland Gardens in Newton, Alabama. For more information about his Daylily Gardens:
http://www.gracelandgardens.com/

Some interesting tidbits about Larry are mentioned on this blog thread:
http://47daylilies.blogspot.com/2012/04/larry-graces-daylili...

J.T. Davis is a mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is listed as showing rust resistance. It has earned the following AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 2010, Award of Merit: 2007, Honorable Mention: 2004, and JC: 1999. It is listed as both pod and pollen fertile with 320 registered children currently: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/29649/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'J.T. Davis') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.





Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'J.T. Davis')
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Jul 31, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Beautiful but fairly short. Pretty much took this year off, as did a number of other cultivars.

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jul 31, 2016 8:55 PM CST
I selected this plant because of all its medals and the accolades it has received in popular votes.

Let me tell you, they are deserved.

Here in the subtropics it flowers in the second month of spring. It is a bloom machine and reblooms to autumn. It is an easy parent and fertile both ways. It is fragrant, a good-looker and rust resistant. Go get.

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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Aug 1, 2016 7:53 AM CST
Hardy in zone 4. Reblooms if provided with high nitrogen fertilizer in my conditions. I will try to get budcounts and scape heights later today. Increases reasonably here. Does not always open well.

Edited: scape heights between 21 and 22 inches. Budccounts 8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 19.
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Aug 1, 2016 8:08 AM CST
I've had J. T. Davis only a couple of years but it is fast becoming one of my very favorites in my zone 8b garden. The bloom is absolutely stunning and I have not had any trouble setting any seed pods on it. It holds up well in this summer heat and humidity as well. Definitely one to add to your collection if you don't have it!!!
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Name: Liz Quinn
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Emquinn
Aug 1, 2016 7:29 PM CST
J. T. Davis has been a great addition to my garden. It blooms great and even though we had a late freeze this year it bloomed for several weeks.
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Polymerous
Aug 1, 2016 10:35 PM CST
My pot has been languishing in shade for some years, so I can't really make any fair judgement about performance.

Fwiw, some things that I have noticed:

The flower is indeed beautiful and opens well here. (I have seen so few of them, though, that I can't remember if they are EMO or CMO.)

The scape was weak and leaning. (That may or may not have had to do with the shade that it is grown in.)

Last winter, when several daylilies around it had frank rust, this daylily did not. However, the foliage did look somewhat sickly then, in the sense that it was green with suspiciously sickly yellow looking blotchy areas. I kept wondering if it was going to break out in pustules (I am now somewhat skeptical about rust "resistance" unless I see it for myself, having been burned), but it never did. Maybe it really is rust resistant... or tolerant... or something... Confused

And maybe now (with the deer fenced out) I can finally move it out of the shade... or at least, into lighter shade... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Aug 1, 2016 11:19 PM CST
It has beautiful bloom but is short and often under performs for me in zone 6
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 1, 2016 11:21 PM CST
Polymerous - Thrip damage can have yellow blotches on the leaves. I have many rust resistant cultivars and they are resistant to rust, but not thrip damage, so I've come to the conclusion that they are truly rust resistant. Thank you for your evaluation on this cultivar being grown in shade and being rust resistant. Very helpful! Thank You!
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Polymerous
Aug 2, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Thrips, you say? I do have thrips, but for some reason I thought that they only bothered the buds and flowers... D'Oh!

So, what's an organic control for thrips? Apart from my personal gardening philosophy, my dog gets into everything here, and I don't want him exposed to pesticides.
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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
Aug 2, 2016 8:34 PM CST
I have thrips and they sometimes affect the blooms. Mostly though, they make the leaves on the fans ugly!!! I don't know what is worse .... rust or thrips or leaf streak. (This year, rust seems to be the least of my garden problems as thrips and leaf streak seem to be the main issues!) They all make the foliage very unsightly. I use insectical soap that has Spinosad in it to treat thrips.

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