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Sep 17, 2012 7:24 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
All of your suggestions for clear, colorfast, and eye-catching colors have been so helpful for those of us who are trying to find garden candidates. I've saved red till almost-last because my searches have led me to believe it may be a somewhat elusive color in daylilies. Am I mistaken, or are there fewer reds around?

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Sep 17, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
The best red... Really red... That I have grown is Holly Dancer.

Others I like are from Vic Santa Lucia or Van Sellers. They worked a lot with BIG APPLE and BILL FALL. Both of those are good reds. I have their Cherokee Star, and I like it well enough that I have kept it a long time, over ten years.

Some of Jamie Gossards go back to Holly Dancer, and tet Holly Dancer. He has some nice reds from those crosses. He is a few generations into it by now. A friend grows Megatron, and I always notice it.
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Sep 17, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
So many of the reds I've tried turn out to be some version of rose red, but I do have some that I believe are true reds.

HOME OF THE FREE - Love this one! I thought TALLADEGA would be this color from the hybridizer's photo, but it turned out to be a deep rose red. And I'm very pleased with HOME OF THE FREE!


DRY HEAT by our own Lyle! Not the best picture or bloom, unfortunately, but it comes from Phoenix so you know the meaning of the name, and the plant has been doing great in our heat. I hope Lyle chimes in here with a better picture of this fantastic daylily!


CARY GRANT - I received this as a gift plant and I love it!
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MELISSA BEGNAUD - This picture is actually from my visit to Maryott's last summer, but I loved it so much that I purchased one this summer. I can't quite remember, but Melissa may have a hint of rose in her -- totally forgivable in this gorgeous daylily IMHO!
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CORRALITOS ROSE - One of Bill Maryott's recent introductions that I really like, and there is very little rose (if any) in it to my eye.


RENDITION - Another recent Maryott intro


COMING ALIVE - New 2012 intro from Maryott's -- and all of these last three were gift plants, if you can believe it!



And in the deeper red range:

FABULOUS FRIEDA - Love love love this one! And I'm including the last totally fuzzy picture because the true color in the shade is close to that.

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EMPEROR'S ROYAL RED
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And two of Grace Stamile's little Broadway's:

BROADWAY PLAYER
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BROADWAY BLOODSPORT
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And two that are quite different:

WISPY RAYS
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DOUBLY HOT by Bill Maryott - This one turns more orange as the day progresses.
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Sep 17, 2012 2:59 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Unfortunately, my camera does not do reds very well so please excuse the bad pics.

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JAPANESE BRICADE(more of a rosy red)



MAXFIELD PARRISH



ROSES IN SNOW



SPACECOAST CRANBERRY KID this one is more red than cranberry in my garden



SPIDERMAN
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STARTLE
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VELVET EYES
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SPIDER TO THE FLY
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CHARMING HEART
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FIREWORKS DISPLAY



LANCELOT OF FRANCE more red than picture shows
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LIGHTHOUSE ROSE BOUQUET
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OPEN HEARTH
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RED RUEBEN STEVENS



RUBY STELLA
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Sep 17, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Love your LIGHTHOUSE ROSE BOUQUET. Cindy!
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Sep 17, 2012 4:17 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Thanks Betty!!! Sure would like to try and cross it with Emerald Starburst. Actually did try but they didn't take.
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Sep 17, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Pollen collector Cat Lover Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hostas Echinacea Garden Art Region: Northeast US Region: United States of America
Here are a few of mine Big Grin
Bayard Lombard a late bloomer
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Change of Heart
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Chicago Apache
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Cleopatra's Jewel
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Cranberry Cove
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Firestorm
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French Twist
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Jim Cooper Memorial


Joey Langdon
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Miss Kitty


Seize The Night
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Small World Jazz Music
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Sergeant Major
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Vesuvian
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Sep 17, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Apache War Dance


Bill Fall


Cherokee Star
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Passion for Red


Sanford Time Out
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Springfield Clan
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Thin Man


When I Dream
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Young Planet


Zorros Blade
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Sep 17, 2012 10:47 PM CST
Name: stephanie king
cut bank, MT z 3a-4b
Life is what you make it, so make i
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Roses
Peonies Irises Echinacea Daylilies Clematis Enjoys or suffers cold winters
SAMAR STAR FIRE
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Sep 18, 2012 10:09 AM CST
Name: Karin
Massachusetts (Zone 5b)
Birds Peonies Orchids Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Betty, I love CARY GRANT, FABULOUS FRIEDA and HOME OF THE FREE, nice edge Thumbs up
Cindy, I really like the looks of FIREWORKS DISPLAY Big Grin
Kim, I've been looking for some later bloomers besides yellow and BAYARD LOMBARD looks like a winner Thumbs up and I like the looks of VESUVIAN
Debra, APACHE WAR DANCE is a classic beauty! Thumbs up

AEON FLUX - this plant has great substance and a beautiful edge, very happy to have it in my garden Hurray!
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THERMOPYLAE


LUSTY LEALAND an oldie but goodie


RED VOLUNTEER another oldie but goodie


LATE TO THE PARTY a beautiful clear color, a keeper for me. I love the white throat Thumbs up Lovey dubby


BETTY FORD this one really glows in the garden


BROADWAY VALENTINE
Life is short, enjoy the ride!
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Sep 18, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I'm glad we have this thread going for the pure reds -- and there sure are some beauties here! BETTY FORD looks particularly vibrant and gorgeous, and I love the deep velvety texture of VESUVIAN.
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Sep 18, 2012 10:28 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
I grew FIREWORKS DISPLAY years before Dottie named it. It has always been purple here. I would not have thought of it as red. I bought it as a non-selected seedling from the hybridizer sometime around 1985. I grew it for years, and finally talked her into coming and seeing it in a clump at my house. I gave her half of it back and she named it. We always called it - garden name - Dottie's Fireworks, so when she named it she kept the Fireworks part. It has been a FANTASTIC parent for me. If you grow it and you hybridize, try crossing it into things with Trahlyta in it.
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Sep 18, 2012 4:15 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I guess you are right Juli, it is a little more purple than red Smiling
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Sep 18, 2012 4:38 PM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Region: Vermont
Dog Lover Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers cold winters Keeper of Poultry Organic Gardener Pollen collector
Found a few images of reds in my folders that I don't think anyone has mentioned yet.

FITZASUARUS wonderful spidery blooms

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MYSTIC PIZZA great UF



JELLY ROLL MORTON one of the clearest raspberry reds

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REINDEER ANTLERS new this year, great true red



DRAGON KING great substance and color

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LONG LEGGED LAP DANCER a fun pleated red



WE DARE TO BARE another nicely pleated red

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Sep 18, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Very nice Char!!!
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Sep 18, 2012 10:12 PM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
I've got some reds, some better than others - and some that didn't even bother to bloom this year Sad

Charles Johnston, one of my very favorites, but it stayed pretty short and stumpy this year
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Calypso Dancer
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Westbourne Valentines Day - started blooming within a week of receiving this summer, and even with cutting most of the scapes, it kept sending more up. It's redder than the photo seems
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Seedling 11D-2 (Blazing Lampsticks X Papa Smurf)
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Wandering Wings
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Same seedling as above. Tried to move photo up, couldn't cut & paste and have it work.
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Highland Lord
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Dewey Roquemore
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NOID, from our cottage, this is an ancient (50+ years old) dip, that once had a name, but has been lost through the years. It glows, and it too, is redder than the photo seems
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Slightly blurry August Flame
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Best In Class, new this summer from Maryott's
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I tried not to post any that have already been posted, because I have a LOT of reds (my first love), some are NOIDS, and many are older ones.

And Chicago Apache is one of my very favorites, and deserve all the accolades it gets ~Jan
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Sep 19, 2012 5:09 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Calypso Dancer seems to have settled in nice Jan. I totally forgot to post a pic of mine so here it is along with a couple others I forgot.

CALYPSO DANCER


PIRATE LORD
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FIRESTORM
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EDITH SLIGER
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BROADMORE RED
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Sep 19, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
I just LOVE Firestorm, it's one of my favorites. But I also call it a "glowing reddish orange" - because it truly does glow

Calypso Dancer was new last year and then it got moved several times over the summer, so I was pleased just to see blooms. ~Jan
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Sep 19, 2012 5:50 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
I don't have many reds, but here are a few.

Dot

Talladega
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Santa's Little Helper, it looks redder to me in person.
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Crimson Sheen is my reddest red
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Sep 19, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Name: Leslie Mauck
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: South Carolina Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Pollen collector Hummingbirder
Hostas Daylilies Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I agree with Char on Mystic Pizza. I'm a big Cochenour fan.



A fav double red is Amanda's LIttle Red Shoes



New to me this year and it blew me away with it's clear, intense color was Ruby Grandeur

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