Daylilies forum: Your best RED daylilies

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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 8, 2020 8:32 PM CST
Hello, I am hoping to add a couple of good reds this Spring. I am in zone 6. I have not been impressed with Barbara Mandrell. I am curious if anyone is currently growing BLAZING CANNONS, CARDINAL KISSES?

I have much better red spidery daylilies, but I am looking for more of the round ruffled ones. WALTER KENNEDY has a great face, but it is also a EV. Some don't thrive very well here.

Thanks for any input you may have.

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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 8, 2020 8:41 PM CST
No answer, just really glad you asked the question. I want a good true red, but seems like all the ones that call to me are evergreens. I will be watching this thread. I will day that Spinal tap is good a good plant, just not quite the shade of red I am wanting. Christmas Greetings does modestly well too, blooms well but a bit shorter than i like
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 8, 2020 8:48 PM CST
Hi, Nancy
I prefer my daylilies to be at least 28 inches unless it is a small or mini plant. I have Glory in Red and it is good plant just not a outstanding grower.




CARDINAL KISSES looked great in a clump but is on the shorter side. I saw it on the 2018 Region 10 tour. It is a Kirchhoff cultivar but also a Evergreen.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 8, 2020 8:51 PM CST
One of my favorite reds is 'Passion For Red', it is a Semi-evergreen. I just received 'Complementary Colors' but it is an evergreen and a child of 'Passion For Red'.

Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 8, 2020 9:29 PM CST
Thanks, Larry. I really like CCs white midrib, but I guess I had better stick with looking for a SE.

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Name: Chris Massengill
Upper East Tennessee, Bluff Ci (Zone 6b)
Clmasse
Mar 8, 2020 10:13 PM CST
Im partial to my Porterhouse.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Porterhouse')


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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 8, 2020 10:51 PM CST
Check here as far as red goes.
The thread "Your Five Favorite Reds?" in Daylilies forum
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 9, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Chris, you sure have a beauty in Porterhouse Hurray!

Thanks, Mike I will look thru that thread.
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Name: Jerry
New Jersey (Zone 6a)
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Jpari
Mar 9, 2020 3:49 PM CST
Walter Kennedy

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Culmination


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Valentine Wishes



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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Mar 10, 2020 9:20 AM CST
I grow Blazing Saddles. It's a good cultivar that reblooms well. But it's far from my favorite red. I think that's because it has a tan base. My favorite reds are the ones with no tan or orange in them. Here are a couple of photos. My pics do make it look a brighter red than it really is.

Blazing Cannons
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One that I would recommend is registered as an evergreen but acts like a semievergreen here. It's Insider Trading. I have two friends in Ohio who say it is hardy for them there. It has a smaller flower than most of my reds and no edge, but you can't beat the color or the plant habit. It's also good for hybridizing reds.

Insider Trading


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My other favorite red that is not an evergreen is Buddy's Red Head. It's an incredible rebloomer and pod setter.

Buddy's Red Head
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Buddy's Red Head pods
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Most reds with fancy edges are evergreen. My very favorite is The Ultimate Sacrifice, which has been hardy for me.

The Ultimate Sacrifice
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 10, 2020 9:44 AM CST
Just received 'Insider Trading' the other day, it is always good to read a good recommendation on a new plant!
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Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Sscape
Mar 10, 2020 2:50 PM CST
My favorite red is Christmas Greetings:

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It's a Sev that grows slowly, but surely here and has the best form of any red I have. Flowers have super substance, velvet texture, and intense color.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 10, 2020 6:30 PM CST
Debra and Greg those are nice ones. Debra, Insider Trading does well in my Z:5 garden also. I have been eyeing the Ultimate Sacrifice. The price has come down on the LA.
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"Be your best you". "Mikedon" on the LA.
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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shive1
Mar 11, 2020 9:47 AM CST
Mike - Glad to hear Insider Trading does well for you too. I don't now how well The Ultimate Sacrifice does in the north. You might check with Ginny. I know she bought it. I love it my garden.

Larry - I hope you will enjoy Insider Trading as much as I do.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 11, 2020 11:27 AM CST
Lovely pics!
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Anyone recognize this bloom? It has a good budcount. The bloom is maybe 3.5. It was a gift plant that I didn't get tagged. I really like it.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 11, 2020 11:33 AM CST
Teresa, looks like Two to Tango
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Mar 11, 2020 1:20 PM CST
You may be correct. The name us familiar. I will look up the stats.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Mar 11, 2020 1:33 PM CST
I have it, so if you want to be sure, you can stop by when it is in bloom.
Name: Kenny Shively
Rineyville, KY. region 10. (Zone 6b)
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kennysh
Mar 11, 2020 2:01 PM CST
I agree with Nancy, looks like Two to Tango here at my place. nodding
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Mar 11, 2020 3:41 PM CST
Thanks, I think I will tag now. Hurray! I think it came with an order in 2018.
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