Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sings the Blues') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link:AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer:Hansen
Year of Registration or Introduction:1990
Ploidy:Diploid
Foliage type:Semi-evergreen
Scape height:26 inches
Bloom size:6 inches
Bloom time:Midseason-Late
Plant Traits:Rebloom
Rust Resistance:Shows Resistance
Rust Resistance Decimal Score:1.0
Bloom Traits:Eye or Band
Bloom Form:Single
Color description:lavender with variegated violet blue eyezone and emerald throat
AHS Awards:Honorable Mention: 1994

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Propagation: Seeds:Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods:Division
Parentage:Surf x Ruffled Ivory
Child plants:13 child plants

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Location: northern california zone 9bDate: 2013-07-01Sings the Blues
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Location: northern california zone 9bDate: 2013-07-01Sings the Blues - pollen on FFO was not viable but improved on th
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Comments:
Posted by chalyse (Where the desert meets the sea. - Zone 9b) on Jul 1, 2013 3:57 AM

In Zone 9b (Local Temps = 25 Min/108 Max)

Vigor and Flower: Sings the Blues does very well in a 9b garden, as well as in a pot. It overwinters here like an evergreen in the garden (with six weeks of overnight lows around 28 degrees) but closer to a dormant in the pot (getting my score of "10" for garden and "3" for pot). Both garden and potted fans rebound well in spring (scored "8"). It is a very fast multiplier in my garden, more than doubling its fans over each winter. It blooms well even during heat waves, with just a bit of fading on an FFO the opened on a 105 degree day. Not a lot of blooms, but they quickly stabilize and looked true to form. It was ranked in the best performing group of rust resistant cultivars by researchers at University of Arkansas in 2002, meaning that very little or none of the plant's surface exhibited disease when it was exposed to rust.

Scape and Foliage: The scape is very straight and strong, holding blooms nicely just above the foliage. Foliage is wide-leafed and has only had some difficulty on occasion with aphids (compared to my other cultivars).

Fertility: I was not able to get seed from pod or pollen in its first summer, but have seedlings from pods set its second summer. I've not used its pollen much with other cultivars yet, only because I am cautious about crossing with fast increasing cultivars (I prefer slower increases).

Overall an excellent choice for garden, pot, and hybridizing.

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Plant Events from our members
beckygardener On October 4, 2015 Transplanted
Planted in raised bed.
beckygardener On July 15, 2015 Obtained plant
Received double fan from Peace on Earth Nursery. Potted up.
Seedfork On June 6, 2017 Bloomed
First bloom ever in the garden
Seedfork On July 7, 2015 Obtained plant
Purchased from Peace On Earth Gardens
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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