Hi Teresa! What a great thread! My year was pretty dismal, with the high heat that was out of the ordinary. Only one of my daylilies was really outstanding this year, as far as the total number of blooms goes. That would be Strutter's Ball. I don't have any of the latest and greatest either, but to be honest, I really like many of the older ones. Even though many of mine are older, I think they are fantastic! I also like to buy ones that I know perform well for others. If they've been around at least 5 to 10 years, I feel more confident about purchasing them. I'm cheap, too, which is another reason why I haven't bought any new ones.
Mystical Rainbow was by far my favorite this year!
Song Writer put on a nice show, but it didn't have many blooms. That's probably because it was just planted last year. It did look gorgeous though, and was a close second for my favorite.
Moonlit Masquerade was gorgeous, but it didn't have a lot of blooms.
Victorian Lace did okay this year, and held up well to the heat. Lots of "bad hair day" blooms on it, but that gave me something to laugh about!
Strutter's Ball got a late start, but bloomed very well. I was impressed with it, since it didn't get going until it got super hot out! It hasn't been one of my favorites, but it really made an impression on me this year, and I really love it now! It had way more blooms this year than any other daylily that I have. And, it didn't melt in the heat, which made me really happy!