Daylilies forum: Your best Gossard plants?

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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 12, 2020 8:54 PM CST
Hi, I am making some crosses with Gossard's. I have found that some are outstanding and others seem to be less than average. What are your best ones that you grow? For me these are my favorites.
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Blackberry Lime Kiss

I love the bloom on Well Hello Beautiful but it is a really slow grower for me.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 13, 2020 6:28 AM CST
Hemerocallis 'Heavenly United We Stand'

Here is a photo from 2018 when it had been in the ground for one year. Was doing quite good. It is much larger this year, but no blooms just yet.

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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 13, 2020 7:35 AM CST
Thanks, Frank
How could I forget that one! Yes it is a great plant!
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 13, 2020 7:49 AM CST
My best ones are

Black Panther
White Eyes Pink Dragon
Rainbow Maker
Heavenly Snow White
Neon Flamingo
Venus's Fire
Venus Flytrap
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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SunriseSide
Jul 13, 2020 8:25 AM CST
My best is
Heavenly Snow Drift [tx]
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 13, 2020 9:07 AM CST
I will have to look a couple of those up. Thanks!

Yes, WHITE EYES PINK DRAGON is a classic.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 13, 2020 10:21 AM CST
I have eleven Gossard plants, most I have not had long enough to know how good they will be. But I do have two, that have been very good so far for me.
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Creative Design:
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Jul 13, 2020 1:32 PM CST
I love Gossards! The uniformly grow well here in my zone 6B garden. I only grow dips though, so not sure if that is what you are looking for. My fav's so far are "Creative Design" and "Wild Chicken", but many more, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Clownfish, Reindeer Games, Out of Balance, Digital Dynamics, Blue Eyes White Dragon, Blue Throated Hummingbird, Strawberry Lemonade etc, are all thriving here. They are uniformly great plants with lovely flowers. There are more Gossards than anything else in my garden. I plant them and they flourish. My kind of daylilies.
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Wild Chicken

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Strawberry Lemonade

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Creative Design

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Out of Balance


Blue Throated Hummingbird

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Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 13, 2020 3:21 PM CST
Teresa - Here are some photos of the ones I mentioned

Black Panther
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Rainbow Maker
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Heavenly Snow White


White Eyes Pink Dragon
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Venus's Fire
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Venus Flytrap


Neon Flamingo
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 13, 2020 9:52 PM CST
I have only three to show:
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Get'R Done--a very large flower--this is a favorite Gossard
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Exotic Starfish--new last year--only one fan, but now two fans this year--really striking flower.

Blue Viper--new last year, six fans this year all producing scapes.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 14, 2020 1:33 AM CST
So glad to see nice comments on Exotic Starfish, and Get R Done. I just added those this Spring.

Debra, great pics! Black Panther looks stunning. I only have one that I am disappointed in. Giant Huntsman it is still only 3 puny fans after buying it as a intro in 2017. I got 4 the same day and the others have done super.
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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jul 14, 2020 8:09 AM CST
I've had several Gossards that disappointed or died. Stardust Dragon died twice. Rainbow Dragon had a weird petal color and was always shorter than registered, although it multiplied like crazy. I sold all of that one last fall. Purple Ostrich is still a single fan after two years and has never bloomed. I loved the beautiful Moonlight Dragon, but it died before it saw a second year. I also lost Creative Design and Garden Butterfly. I see these cultivars growing beautifully in other people's gardens, so I know they do well for some. I think every hybridizer has some great plants and some that are not as great.
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Raven
Jul 14, 2020 5:31 PM CST
I have a few Gossard's. Some have done well and some not so much. I find they take three years to hit their stride. A couple of his dips I find are leaners and I can't be bothered with staking.
The best grower I have is Smoke Scream. It is my tallest one at 42 inches and a fabulous bud count for my area. I am not crazy about the coloring though { a personal thing}. My second favorite is Sword Dancer but I also find Upgrade and Purple Badger are good growers.
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SWORD DANCER
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UPGRADE

Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Jul 14, 2020 6:57 PM CST
The ones that work best for me are

Humungousaur, although I wish it would slow down just a little and last another week:
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Purple Cheetah
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And the best in my unqualified opinion:
White Eyes Pink Dragon
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Jul 14, 2020 8:02 PM CST
I forgot Navajo Pony. There are six scapes on rebloom and here is the second bloom from this morning.
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The scapes do lean, but I stake them. Get'R Done is a tet, so the scapes are stronger than the diploids.

Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 14, 2020 8:04 PM CST
Tim, that is a nice collection.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 16, 2020 4:53 AM CST
Here is one that I am interested in. Anyone growing it, please give a review. Hoping it is a good grower and fertile.
https://petalpusher.plantfans....
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Jul 16, 2020 5:34 AM CST
Heavenly Angel Ice is the only Gossard that I have had for any length of time. All others I just bought in the last couple yrs. HAI wasn't doing very well but I moved it 3 yrs ago and it is now much happier & flourishing.

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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Jul 16, 2020 5:38 AM CST
Ooh Teresa, that one is a beauty Drooling Lovey dubby Another goes on the want list nodding nodding
Name: Gary
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
MochaJoe
Jul 18, 2020 5:24 AM CST

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Tattered Heart
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Dragonwood Spellbound
First year they bloomed.

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