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[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'My Belle') | Posted on December 27, 2018 ]

Although My Belle is not registered as fragrant, I find it to be very fragrant. I am delighted that I haven't lost this one as I feared.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Stairway to Heaven') | Posted on September 30, 2018 ]

Another one for the sub tropics!!! I am amazed as I only recently planted this out from a small pot where I had put it on receiving a small fan only 4 months ago. Not fully open yet but I accidentally broke the tall bloom spike while watering it in, so this is my FFE.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Tay Daum') | Posted on September 30, 2018 ]

Tay Daum has bloomed 4 months from when I bought a small fan from the hybridiser. I first put it in a 6"pot. Before I planted it out recently, it had a tall bloom spike which I cut and gave away. I am amazed it has done so well, and big blooms have continued for a month now. We had some cool nights but it only reached freezing for a few minutes on a couple of nights. Great having early bloomers in this sub tropical (YES!) climate.

It has a very slight, not great fragrance.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Kimberly Sue') | Posted on November 8, 2017 ]

This is a great hem. In my garden, it's always a med/dark rose colour. It shows no rust. It bloomed early, then before the last buds finished it shot up another scape. Opens perfectly and lasts well in the sun. Also does fairly well in very heavy rain.
Another attribute is that it is often half open for a day looking deep rose. Then the following day it is often fully recurved as per my pics.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Olympic Showcase') | Posted on October 26, 2017 ]

In my garden OS is a glowing golden yellow. And it has beautiful velvety substance. Outstanding. It can sometimes do petaloids and polys.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Be Thine') | Posted on September 8, 2017 ]

The lavender part of the double edge is definitely lavender. Maybe slightly greyish lavender. The bloom is also a bluish pink. It looks wonderful from a short distance. Nice substance. Not fully open until after midday but still looking great in the evening. Our very mild weather and copious watering are no doubt helping all that. Here it is wonderful to have blooms before the spring equinox. It is in part shade.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pink Jubilation') | Posted on September 3, 2017 ]

Today I had FFE of PJ. It is a bit fragrant, and has a gold or copper edge on petal and sepals. The throat is gold then green. No sign at all of a red/dark pink halo/eyezone.
I am very impressed with it as I only received then potted it in mid May, and we had a dry winter and the warmest on record..

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Fugue') | Posted on March 22, 2017 ]

NGA and AHS both show the daylily FUGUE as having pod parent Tet Fugue. Also the NGA database for offspring of FUGUE shows FUGUE as one. Seems there has been an error in the registration record???

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Making a Splash') | Posted on March 14, 2017 ]

I wonder now if the round was very dry last year before my MAS appeared to disappear for a couple of weeks. Because it has done it again recently. Rain was often forecast so I ended up not watering some daylilies much. I again feared that MAS had died. Others near it still had leaves although a bit wilted. Recently I began giving plants a good soaking every week as it was still hot and quite windy. Fortunately a few days ago leaves reappeared on MAS.

So, handy to know that some cultivars, notably MAS, appear more prone to doing this than others. I am glad I didn't plant something in its spot.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Warren Woods') | Posted on March 9, 2017 ]

A grand parent of BWW, 'Indiahouse' is shown as a Dip. Wonder if that is correct as BWW and the other 2 ancestors are Tets.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Double Sunshine') | Posted on October 14, 2016 ]

I was researching the ancestry of DOUBLE SUNSHINE registered as a Brown cultivar 1974. However, its registered date seems wrong given the later dates 1988 1986 and 1977 that are given for registration of its ancestors as per NGA pages and the AHS site.

DOUBLE SUNSHINE 1974 = Double Doubloon × sdlg
DOUBLE DUBLOON 1970 = sdlg x Double Gold ?! 1988 ?!
(( DD offsp incl Twin Classic 1977))
DOUBLE GOLD 1988 = Alpha Double ?!1986 !? x Condilla 1977

The ancestor parents DOUBLE GOLD, ALPHA DOUBLE and CONDILLA appear to have only come into existence after DOUBLE SUNSHINE did.
I have been working myself silly lately, but not that silly methinks ?????

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Marcia Fay') | Posted on October 1, 2016 ]

Although registered as Semi Evergreen, MARCIA FAY has consistently been completely deciduous in my subtropical, southern hemisphere garden for the last 3 years. It dies back completely in June. After only a couple of weeks new leaves appear. This seems to be independent of the weather.

It has done this even though the last 2 years we have not had nighttime minimums low enough to get a frost. Lowest minimums have been around 40 deg F. The daily maximums have been around 68 deg or warmer. The summers, especially the last two, have been hot and humid with many long days in the high 80's or low nineties.

Its fragrance is very sweet and aromatic. It flowers and increases well. It also appears to be very rust resistant. I am glad I have this one.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis citrina) | Posted on August 24, 2016 ]

Is it the case that there have been not registered offspring of Hemerocallis citrina?? Given its reputed fragrance that seems strange. Is it infertile??

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Making a Splash') | Posted on August 5, 2016 ]

I thought I had lost MAKING A SPLASH, but it must be deciduous here in sub tropical Australia. Under my pine needle mulch I just found some healthy grey green knobs about to burst into leaf. I am glad as it is stunning.

Our winters are very mild. We rarely get a freeze. A few of my SEvs are deciduous here. Also a few registered as Dormants don't lose leaves here.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pink Ambrosia') | Posted on June 19, 2016 ]

It is surprising that PINK AMBROSIA is rated 5.0 for rust. The pod parent is rated 1.0, as is a parent of the pollen parent. I guess one has to try lots of crosses of rust resistant plants.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Spacecoast Ruffles') | Posted on June 13, 2016 ]

I am delighted to have SPACECOAST RUFFLES sport a lovely double. First time for me, although another member farther north (slightly closer to the equator) tells me his doubles on rebloom . Mine had buds sitting on it since February. I thought they might just not open. It gets rust in my garden, but it is so beautiful in form, colour, and substance that I have just kept ripping off leaves.

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