Daylilies forum: Which was the best daylilies in your garden for 2011?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 31, 2011 2:22 AM CST
Just curious what everyone was thinking. I love reading over the articles in the Journal about top pics


I am in zone 6 and many did well but these stood out

MOUNTAIN WILDFLOWER was a fav

Spunky's LILLIAN'S CRAZY ARMS added a bunch of fans

THOMAS TEW also did well

Leslie's Carolyn Meriovsky grew well, had many blooms and rebloomed well.. see her pic below

What did well in your garden? Which set the most pods? etc. Teresa

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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Dec 31, 2011 6:51 AM CST
All of mine did well except a couple. These are older ones and increased in less than a year. The ones that did the best in my GARDEN were

LILLIAN'S LITTLE JOE (3 fans to 12 fans)
TUSCAWILLA TIGRESS (2 fans to 12)
INDIAN PUMPKIN (2 fans to 13) reg as mL but bloomed early here w/lots rebloom
EYE OF ROUND (2 fans to 13)
LOVE THOSE EYES (2 fans to 11)
SPANISH SKETCH (2 fans to 15)
LEXINGTON AVENUE (2 fans to 15)

These were in my HYBRIDIZING area. Just about all of mine increased some and set some pods, but the ones listed are the best increasers/pod setters.

These increased well and set lots of pods

LILLIAN'S BANGING MANGOS (increased and set pods)
LILLIAN'S LIES and ALIBIS (increased and set pods)
LILLIAN'S CLOCKWORK ORANGE (increased and set pods)
LILLIAN'S MUD BUG STEW (increased and set pods)
OPEN MY EYES (increased and set pods)
FROG'S EYE (increased and set pods)


These either didn't increase or slow increase but set pods or increased well with no pods but very fertile pollen

BUDDY'S BLACK JACK (got late in season so no increase but set lots of pods)
CAROL TODD (slow increase but lots of pods)
ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL (increased some but lots of pods)
LAUGHING SKIES (I started with a clump and didn't count fans so not sure of increase but sets lots of pods)
VIRGIL'S SUSPENDERS (great increase and very fertile pollen but I don't think Kim tried to set pods on it)
FRANK'S BLACK EYED SUSAN (if you do dips and mini/small flowers, this one sets pods on every bloom)
LILLAN'S FUNKY SPUNKY (increased but very pod difficult. Pollen is very fertile though)
CIRCLE OF FIRE (increased some but lots of pods)
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Dec 31, 2011 8:30 AM CST
My favorite in 2011 has got to be Pandora's Treasure. Not only did I just receive it this summer, but because I had to remove some dead trees, I did not have the money to pull out the evergreens from in front of my house, and build the bed I wanted to there - so PT got popped into a pot (OK, kitty litter bin with holes drilled in the bottom). Then PT bloomed, AND rebloomed (first rebloomer I ever had)

For flower profusion, Catherine Neal, even though it was transplanted, twice.

As for pods (I only collected bee pods, played at dabbing just to 'try' - too new at this) some of my old cottage dips were crazy pod heavy. Most of the other daylilies I got very few bee pods from.

Most pleasant surprise is H. Citrina. I purchased it because it was a historic, and I was planning on moving it to our western PA cottage this summer, but enjoyed it too much. So now I will wait until it increases enough, then transplant some fans there. I just loved the nocturnal flowers, (which I had NO CLUE and it took a forum member to tell me that was what was going on!) shape and fragrance.

Favorite 2011 purchases have to be Moosa Pa Loosa from Bobby Baxter, and Westbourne Ol Mining Camp LIghts from Mary Jane Meadows - can't wait until they bloom in 2012.

And my most favorite flower was Charles Johnston. Just loved it's size and red color. I had to transplant it (it was planted behind one of my heirloom dips, which grew taller than I expected) late this past summer, and it didn't recover well, so I hope it survives the winter with extra mulch and some TLC.

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This is not the best photo of it, in real life it was simply gorgeous.

Happy New Year all! ~Jan
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Jan 3, 2012 10:45 AM CST
My favorites for this year are as follows, and this is going to be hard.

Dot

Crazy Ivan really showed off this year and even set a few pods.



Water Drops was also a show off this year.
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Fringy doesn't set pods well but I use it's pollen a lot.


Wonder of it All was covered with scapes and pods.
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Julie Newmar was just gorgeous this year
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Parrots of the Caribbean is always stunning, and sets pods very easily
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Very Berry Candy was new here and set pods well also.


Blue Beat is always so pretty.
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Sunday River was also covered witrh pods this year.
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Space Warp is always just gorgeous.
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As far as setting pods is concerned, Orange Blossom Trail is superb, always giving me lots of beautiful pods.


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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Jan 3, 2012 7:01 PM CST
Dot I love every one of those. They are great plants and great photo's I might add.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 4, 2012 12:11 AM CST
I agree I agree Beautiful blooms and beautiful photos. Lovey dubby
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 4, 2012 8:09 AM CST
MAPPING PENNSYLVANIA was my absolute favorite this year. It set tons of pods for me.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 4, 2012 10:21 AM CST
Wow, it's very striking and very beautiful!

Betty
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 4, 2012 10:25 AM CST
I agree Cindy, I love it! Lovey dubby
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Jan 4, 2012 12:13 PM CST
My best I have to say was Boundless Beauty (Stamile 05). It had scapes so late on rebloom I brought it inside in a pot as had a dbl. fan planted in a bed so this one came inside. It set pods and I was able to get some seeds in Dec. that ripened and I am now trying to get them to sprout. I don't think too many would do that.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jan 4, 2012 1:36 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the post and pics! Oh goodness my Wish List is growing again lol.

Don't you just love the ones that seem to want to GROW and BLOOM.

Teresa
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 4, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Thanks all!!!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 4, 2012 3:11 PM CST
New to me in 2011, these 3 daylilies did well for me despite the cold wet spring and summer.

Rock Solid

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Blue Pink Beauty

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Indian Giver

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 5, 2012 7:59 AM CST
Nice ones!!! I think Indian Giver does well in just about any climate. I first saw it in a garden in zone 4 and I knew I wanted it. I thought if it grows that well in zone 4 it should do wonderful in my zone 5 and it has.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 5, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Every time I saw a photo of Indian Giver I really liked it and I wanted it too, now I have it I just love it. Lovey dubby
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 5, 2012 9:48 AM CST
Thanks for the wonderful pictures, everyone -- really brightens my day, and I love those day lilies! I'll see if I can put together my top 10 of 2011 and post them. It's always so hard to do!

Betty
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jan 8, 2012 5:46 AM CST
I grow both dips and tets but the dips just seem to increase so much better for me. I am looking forward to seeing the ones I ordered last yr. I think it takes them a yr to really show off.

I added
Buddy's Wild and Wonderful
Lillian's Crazy Arms
Lillian's Banging Mangoes
Violet Becomes You
French Twist
Hold Your Horses
Guineas on Parade
Grimheld
Thomas Tew
Painted Pinwheel
Early Shirley
Webster's Pink Wonder

I think some of these may be my favs for 2012

Oh, here is a pic of my trusty garden sidekick

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Jan 8, 2012 2:53 PM CST
I've gone through my 2011 blooms and ended up with twenty favorites for last year -- hope that's OK. I just couldn't cut it back to ten! And they're not in any order of preference, just my top 20.

FREE WHEELIN' and WINTER ORCHID
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SPACECOAST IRISH ILLUMINATION and LILLIAN'S CLOCKWORK ORANGE
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NEW PARADIGM and SPACECOAST LUNATIC FRINGE
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CARY GRANT and DESERT ANGEL
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RACHELLE AGIN and BITTEN AG'IN
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ALIEN FORCE and GENEVA FIRETRUCK
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COMPETITION and RASPBERRY FLAMBE
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BASS GIBSON and CHILI SPICE
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PANDORA'S TREASURE and BORDER CROSSING
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SPICED CUSTARD and EXOTIC DESIGN
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Betty
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Jan 8, 2012 4:06 PM CST
Wow Betty. I can see why you had a problem picking just ten. I had the same problem also. Gorgeous pictures and thanks for posting them.

Dot
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Life is what you make it, so make i
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rebloomnut
Jan 8, 2012 5:03 PM CST
What a wonderful collection for your top twenty. Some good breeding is going to happen there.

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