Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Polly Wolly Doodle') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Norris-R.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 31 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: gold self above green throat

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
Flower Color: Yellow
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: sdlg x Bill Norris


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Date: 2010-07-09Photo Courtesy of Nova Scotia Daylilies Used with Permission
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Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on Jul 22, 2013 11:07 PM

I would say that the color of the blooms on this cultivar is a medium or lemon yellow, rather than gold. (This is in Saratoga, CA.) Sometimes there is a faint suggestion of a rose blush on the ends of the petals.

It can be a little difficult to set pods on this plant, as the pistils are often blunt or kinked.

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Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on Jun 3, 2014 4:16 PM

Sadly, I just discovered rust on this plant today (confirmed by passing the "tissue test"). One of its parents is BILL NORRIS, which is noted as being rust susceptible, so that is probably at least partly the source for its susceptibility. (The other parent is a seedling.) I have submitted a proposed change to list it as being susceptible to rust.

(I cannot reasonably or objectively give it a number evaluation, as at this time there are no other daylilies in my garden which are exhibiting rust which I can compare it to. (I do have several daylilies which are known to be rust susceptible, including ARCTIC LACE, VICTORIAN LACE, and WHITE WOLF.) It is in a spray-irrigation type of situation (which receives partial shade), so that is perhaps a contributor. Several leaves have rust pustules on them.)

I also proposed that the color is yellow; that is how it presents in my garden (a golden yellow, if you will) - not gold (as, for example, in MARY'S GOLD).

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Posted by Polymerous (South San Francisco Bay Area - Zone 9b) on Jun 3, 2014 5:15 PM

I just reviewed both of my comments... regarding color, one says "lemon yellow", the other "golden yellow".... possibly due to different parts of the year (with or without cold nights). This daylily does start blooming here in mid-April (sparse bloom, low scapes - maybe these are old rebloom scapes?). The bloom color is definitely NOT what I would call "gold"; it is clearly yellow, of whichever sort.

The main show (taller scapes) begins the first week in May, and goes into early June. It is June 3rd here and there are still many buds, but the clump (which has been in bloom all May) is clearly past peak bloom. This leads me to also question the "Midseason" designation; I think it is (at least) an Early Midseason as it starts bloom well before 'Pink Fanfare' (registered as an EM), which does not begin bloom here until after mid May.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
August 2017 Blooms by kousa Sep 1, 2017 5:19 PM 325
Early rust in the garden already by Seedfork Jul 15, 2016 9:00 AM 123
Pics of poly blooms by GDJCB Sep 26, 2017 1:10 PM 448
Your Best Daylily Parents by GDJCB Aug 6, 2015 1:58 PM 81
july 2015 blooms by dormantsrule Aug 2, 2015 5:53 AM 729
reclaiming soil from potted rusty daylilies? by Polymerous Apr 21, 2015 6:32 AM 28
Daylily Alphabet - Show Us Your "M's" by Hemlady Mar 12, 2016 10:20 AM 67
Most Radical Crosses by Cat Aug 27, 2014 8:18 PM 67
July 2014 Blooms by Hemlady Aug 2, 2014 4:58 PM 589
Do You Keep A Record? by Cat Jun 29, 2014 4:17 PM 94
April 2014 Blooms by Betja May 26, 2014 10:00 AM 125
ATP Series: The Daylilies of Richard Norris by daylily Jul 28, 2013 8:57 PM 22

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