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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Sep 4, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Does anyone else have a hard time finding just the right yellows? .... I'm especially hopeful to see if descriptions of your posted yellows make it possible to match a daylily with the eye-of-the-beholder's desires... so far, very few yellows have ever made my heart melt ... but I've seen enough amazing yellows to know there must be some to fit everyone's fancy!

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Sep 4, 2012 7:07 AM CST
I love yellow myself, but am not too crazy about gold or what my neighbor calls school bus yellow. I don't have any real real fancy ones but here are a few I like.

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EVERMORE LIGHTS
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EL DESPARADO
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HIDDEN RICHES
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JACKI KROPF


LADY BETTY FRITZ
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LEROY
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RUFFLED BALLET
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BIG SMILE
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CURLY CINNAMON WINDMILL
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EMMA'S GREEN GIANT
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GLACIER SUNSET
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STARSEARCH
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I guess Leroy may not belong. He looks more orange after I posted the pic.
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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Sep 4, 2012 10:41 AM CST
Cindy, you got to the heart of my confusion about yellow ... and thanks for all those helpful daylily pictures! Whenever I try to settle on a yellow that might fit with my other colors ... I get awash in petals that range from beige to ivory to green to school bus orangey to burnt gold...often even to light lavenders, pinks, peaches and beyond. Shrug!

Is it possible that yellow is like daylily blue ... not a natural occurrence? Maybe it really is only species Gold and Red after all, and hybridizers are just gifted with teasing out all the colors in-between.

But then ... I see the next picture, like Big Smile, and I think ... well, that's got some true pale yellow in it! Whistling

What do you think is your yellowist yellow, with your own eyes on the garden? Group hug


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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Sep 4, 2012 11:38 AM CST
I've got two that are a beautiful yellow. These look exactly like this in my garden.

Chicago Sunrise
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Another picture of Chicago Sunrise
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Mary Todd
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A light yellow that is pretty, is Big Time Happy. It's too short for me though, and I've sent it to live with my Dad. He said it was gorgeous this year.
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Cool it is another one that is light. This one no longer lives with me either, but not because it wasn't pretty. I had to make room for some newer daylilies
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Another that I can't find a picture of is Hyperion. It's one of the oldest registered cultivars, but I really love it. It's a very light yellow, and smells wonderful. I used it for hybridizing 2 years ago, trying to pass along it's good smell, and the seedlings smelled even better than it did!
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Sep 4, 2012 11:52 AM CST
I love the yellows and I just HAVE to start out with my absolute favorite - SPACECOAST IRISH ILLUMINATION. For me it is a perfect pure yellow with just the faintest hint of gold in it, but also green too. It stays brightly colored all day long, has terrific substance, is tall with lots of blooms, I love love love the edges, and i just can't say enough good things about it!

SPACECOAST IRISH ILLUMINATION


Another one that I planted in a front flower bed this year that I think has beautiful sunfast flowers is
BROWNS FERRY SUNLIGHT



Here are another two that are nice mellow yellows for me, and they do fade a little bit in afternoon sunlight so they are even more mellow, but still very attractive.

LIMA - Sorry, but I usually take my pictures in the morning so I don't have any "faded" pictures.


FLORIDA'S GARDEN LIGHT


BUTCH AND BARBARA'S CRACKED EGGS - This is a truly beautiful yellow, very mellow, and I love the edges here in our heat. Most of the beautiful edged daylilies don't look the same in our heat, but this one does!


DESERT ANGEL - I have to give special mention to one of Lyle's first introductions because it is a most beautiful daylily! And it's a mellow one too...
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ELOQUENT CAY - Very reasonably priced on the Lily Auction and a wonderful golden toned beauty! And what a difference between sunshine and shade in the pictures!
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SUNSHINE ALL DAY - Another of my favorites, very pastel and pleasing. It's a beaut!


I also posted some pictures of yellows with a hint of green in them in the green thread, if anyone is interested.


Edit: I almost forgot another of the more mellow yellows.
EMBOSSED TREASURE


These are all (except for maybe the first) what I consider to be more mellow yellow daylilies. I'll get back later with some bold golds, but I have to get some work done first...

Betty
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Sep 4, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Ruffled Ballet is definitely a true yellow in my garden. Here are a couple more that I did not post.

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There are quite a few different shades of yellow. A lot of the near whites do have some yellow tinges in them, for example, MOONLIT CARESS

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 4, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Don't have many yellows as I prefer reds, oranges, and purples. But did receive these three yellows from Blue Ridge as bonuses and I love all of them.

Solar Music. HUGE substantive blooms and fragrance. Nice lemony yellow with some green undertones.


Double Concerto. Deep peachy gold in the shade.
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Summer Star
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Double River Wye from Earlybird. Light soft yellow.
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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Sep 4, 2012 2:58 PM CST
Cool ... I think I am getting into the "groove" of yellows that stay true, or flash different hues, to delight both in ways ... and that are dancing around and brightening up gardens of all colors. Cooooool! Group hug
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Name: Karin
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nh4me
Sep 4, 2012 6:52 PM CST
Nice to see all these nice pics of different yellows as I'm always looking to add to my list. I like yellows as long as they're not too bright. I think every garden needs a little yellow to balance things out.
Betty, that's a nice selection of yellows that you have. I really like the looks of SPACECOAST IRISH ILLUMINATION, BUTCH AND BARBARA'S CRACKED EGGS and EMBOSSED TREASURE.

BUILT TO LAST by John Benz, really holds up well in the rain, one of my favorites.
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J.T. Davis, this is a later bloomer
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ATLANTA MOONLIGHT


PLANET CLAIRE large flower


CARIBBEAN ANNE MCWILLIAMS


WONDER OF IT ALL beautiful flower but it hangs up much of the time
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MIKE LONGO
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Sep 4, 2012 8:19 PM CST
I like this thread because I only have about 3 yellows, and the only one that bloomed was H.Citrina, which I just love. It is a very old one, hybridized in the late 1800's I believe. I have been watching for yellows because I need some of those glowing ones to offset all of the deep colored dayliles I have. Haven't really found others that have caught my eye, but this thread will help that
jan
Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Sep 4, 2012 8:20 PM CST
SUNNY PERFECTION
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SONG OF THE EMPIRE
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FASHION POLICE
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KWANZA GOLD
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JACKI KROPF
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NEW PARADIGM
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HOG HEAVEN


MINSTRAIL'S FIRE


DUTCH YELLOW TRUFFLE
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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Sep 4, 2012 9:11 PM CST
I'm not too fond of yellow, but there are some I like. I'll ditto Big Smile. Thumb of 2012-09-05/Seedsower/a68db9

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mistyfog
Sep 4, 2012 10:48 PM CST
I love all these yellows. I have only a few yellows.
And I'm usually drawn to the colors I don't have.
Changes each year. Are you guys like that?
Name: Lyle
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lyle627
Sep 5, 2012 9:39 AM CST
LET LOOSE
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LILLIAN'S WOMAN'S TOUCH



Seedling
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Sep 5, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Ooh, Kwanza and Big Smile. Thumbs up
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Looks like I have a whole lot more yellow than I remembered.

I forgot I have the Citrina, too, Jan, if that is the one commonly referred to as Lemon Lily. Bought from Earlybird. Hasn't bloomed for me yet, but looking forward to it. Robin was generous with the fans, so they are in several locations. Smiling

Irish Elf. Got from Robin, too. Short scapes and very small blooms, so good for in front. Very cute.
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Missouri Moon. Earlybird.
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Brace Yourself, another Blue Ridge bonus:


Beautiful Edgings has been blooming mostly yellow for me.
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Golden Child (from Bentley Gardens through a mamajack sale)
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Sep 5, 2012 7:13 PM CST
I did not realize how many yellows we have until I started looking at the pictures. Here are some of them.


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Happy Returns



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Bodacious Returns



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Buttered Popcorn



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Golden Prize



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Imperial Lemon



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Jack Carpenter seedling



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Jean Swann





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Starstruck



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Northfield as a poly



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So Lovely AHS says near white, but it is pale yellow for us.



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Jellyroll Truffle



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Hudson Valley







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Princeton Point Lace



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Blackeyed Stella



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NOID Single Somebody very pale yellow with greenish cast



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Double Dixie



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Beautiful Edgings usually blooms pale yellow for us






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Yellow Seedling



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Prester John



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Moon Over Monterey



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Custard Candy--darker than this, usually a creamy yellow






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Good Impression



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Miss Amelia mass planting a very pale yellow small flower from England



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Hyperion



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Miss Victoria another small flower from England



Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Sep 6, 2012 11:22 AM CST
nice Smiling
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Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
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rebloomnut
Sep 6, 2012 11:54 AM CST
I love yellow, bright gold or pale pastel. One of my favorite is an oldie but goodie Grecian Gown, It is a heavy bloomer and always beautiful in form and makes a beautiful clump,. Sets seed easlily, It i a Dip and I wish someone would convert it. I dug and divided this year and have 3 pots of multiple fans for sale at $8. plus shipping if anyone is interested.Thumb of 2012-09-06/rebloomnut/743b9a
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 8, 2012 8:59 AM CST
Really pretty, Stephanie. Smiling
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 8, 2012 12:05 PM CST
I love the bold golds too:

CONDILLA - A perfect little small double


HOLY GUACAMOLE


HERO'S GOLD
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GOLD KISSED
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KEEP ON SHINING


BILL NORRIS


STROKE OF BRILLIANCE


CONCRETE BLONDE
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Betty

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