Daylilies forum: Opinions on a seedling please

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McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 16, 2020 6:31 AM CST
Would you keep this? It's a 7" flower. I could toss or give it one more year to see if BC and BR improve. I think it had an instant rebloom scape but only bloomed for 27 days total.

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Name: Dave
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SunriseSide
Aug 16, 2020 9:03 AM CST
I would keep it Thumbs up but then I am UF / spider fan [unintended pun].
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PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
Aug 16, 2020 9:27 AM CST
I think it's rather pretty, but it all depends on a person's tastes, doesn't it? I've seen some very expensive daylilies that I wouldn't pay 2 cents for, or even want if someone gave them to me for free Smiling
Name: Ben
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Benjoe90
Aug 16, 2020 10:24 AM CST
I don't think the question should be would we keep it, it should be "do you like it, and does it fit in your color scheme/style of garden?"

Personally i like the spider style of the flower. Im not too fond of pink flowers though, most of my plants are in the red, orange, and yellow category. But that is just the color scheme i am partial to.
Name: Robin
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RobinSeeds
Aug 16, 2020 11:07 AM CST
I would keep it. Thumbs up
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 16, 2020 11:42 AM CST
I agree I'd keep it another year.
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Aug 16, 2020 6:22 PM CST
I might consider keeping it one more year, but this winter I'd be thinking of a good cross that would improve the bud count and branching. If it improves on it's own, you can just make it a keeper. And if it doesn't, you can retire it and see if one of the seeds comes through with a version of it that isn't so on-the-fence.

Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 17, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Pat I am on the keep it for further evaluation side. I have bought registered plants that barely bloom for a few weeks.
How tall is it? Does it lean ?
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Sep 8, 2020 9:31 PM CST
While the chevron eyezone is interesting, as well as the big green throat, the color is dull, a bit muddy, and there is no motion in the flower form. The bitone is interesting. I see about 6 buds. Only value as a bridge plant.
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Sep 9, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Thanks all. I think I'm for tossing it (offering it on Craig's List for cheap).

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