Daylilies forum: Can anyone offer a possible ID

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 2, 2012 10:13 PM CST
Have had these two for a few years, from moving and having plastic tags they were broken and names lost. Would really appreciate any possible names.


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Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 3, 2012 2:22 AM CST
If you have a list of names of daylilies you have bought, we might be able to match it up.

Otherwise, it is my opinion that you can never be sure what the name is. With over 70,000 named ones out there, and many, many that look alike - there is no way to be sure what the name is. Then, throw in the thousands of unnamed seedlings that hybridizers give away or sell from their gardens each year that never did have a name. Giving a "No ID" a name, or guessing it is a given cultivar only muddies the waters if you ever give a piece of the plant to anyone else.

When I get a plant from someone, I want to know it is the correct plant, not that they guessed what it was, or the person they got it from guesses what it was.

So if you have the names you originally planted, we might be successful at figuring out what you have. If you don't have the list, we can guess - but remember, there are lots of daylilies that look alike, so it there is no way to know for sure.
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Mar 3, 2012 7:02 AM CST
Also a list of where you purchased might help you ID. You can send the photos to them and they might be able to help.

I love that Curt Hanson named a plant JUST ANOTHER YELLOW! Yup, that is how it goes.

Oh, knowing if they are dip or tet might help you get an ID as well. Can you tell?

Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 3, 2012 7:18 AM CST
And, if you bought them at a daylily garden or big box store.
Name: Mona
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monalisa18
Mar 3, 2012 10:44 AM CST
They are beautiful, even without a name!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 3, 2012 11:03 AM CST
monalisa18 said:They are beautiful, even without a name!


I agree

Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Mar 3, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Me, too, I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Mar 3, 2012 12:26 PM CST
As far as the orange one, do you recall buying "Bold Tiger"? Mine looks a little different but I just thought I'd suggest it
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 3, 2012 2:24 PM CST
It looks quite a bit like Frank Smith also.
Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 3, 2012 4:45 PM CST
The yellow one resembles Star Search. Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Starsearch')

How is the bud count, branching on these two...... do you know if they are dormant or evergreen? Do you see any green above ground now?
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 3, 2012 9:59 PM CST
Both of them are dormant and as for Dip. or Tet. I don't know how to tell the difference ( which is probably why none of the crosses I attempt produce seed). The orange one I bought from a local garden centre but the yellow could have come from one of four mail order nurseries I generally buy from. Basically I don't have any other information. I thought the yellow may have been Tetrina's Daughter but no, it isn't. I guess I'll just have to enjoy them as they are and learn to keep better records. Trouble is when I bought these (and many others) I didn't make much of an effort to keep the names as I just bought flowers I liked never thinking I may some day want to do more than just have a nice garden. Now I keep a photo record and proper labels on my new purchases.
Name: bb
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lilylady
Mar 4, 2012 7:43 AM CST
We've all been there, done that Bryan!

Do you belong to a daylily club up there? There will be a fantastic meeting coming up shortly. Ontario Daylily Society big spring bash! I've attended that one. Nice friendly group with lots of daylilies and goodies for sale with good buys! You need to register for this affair.

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 4, 2012 7:50 PM CST
I've never been able to go to the meetings. I've been wanting to go for years now but always end up having to work those weekends. My job interferes too much in my social life Sad
I'll definitely e-mail Brian and see if I can go.
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 4, 2012 8:34 PM CST
Any possibility that the yellow could be Techny Spider? I know I bought one a number of years ago. Here's another picture of the same plant with a slightly different look to it.
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 4, 2012 9:03 PM CST
Techny Spider has a small bubbly edge that was way ahead of it's time. It also has a slight pink blush. Here are a few photos in the database

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Techny Spider')
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Mar 5, 2012 9:52 AM CST
I don't think it's Techny Spider.
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