Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Leebea Orange Crush

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Sep 3, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Leebea Orange Crush' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1977 by Gates-L.. No further information available about this hybridizer. This hybridizer has 237 registered cultivars listed in the Plant Database.

Leebea Orange Crush is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has a 4.7 rust susceptibility rating. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 1981 AHS award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with currently 9 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Leebea Orange Crush')
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 3, 2016 7:52 PM CST
Leebea Orange Crush has been in our garden for over 6 years. She is short with huge blooms, makes a wonderful border planting. Planted in light shade Leebea never fails to bloom for a long time. Many days there are numerous blooms open. Leebea is a strong vigorous grower. This daylily helps make the garden an enjoyable place to be!

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May we all enjoy peaceful moments in our gardens!

Name: Anna
Chicago (Zone 5a)
Sep 3, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Leeba orange Crush is a daylily I would never want to be without, single flower may not be impressive but clump is absolutely stunning and plant habit and foliage are one of the best
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Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Sep 8, 2016 4:39 AM CST
My feelings about Leebia Orange crush are mixed. It blooms early mid season for me and in fact is my first orange to bloom. It has formed s nice clump. My problem with it is the color which I find rather ho hum. This may simply be personal preference, but I think other oranges are much more vivid. Were I forced to downsize, this daylily would be an early one to go. Thankfully I am not at that place yet. Big Grin

Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Sep 9, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Leebea Orange Crush has been here for a number of years. It was a passalong plant back not so long ago when just about all I knew about daylilies was that they were yellow or orange. Hilarious! It has always done really well, as to increasing and as to blooms. Alas, when rust arrived, LOC quickly became a martyr to it, and this year was the absolute worst. It's such a shame, for I really like this plant and one day I must decide if I can tolerate the rust enough to keep it.

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