Daylilies forum: What are the "oldest" daylilies you grow?

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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Jul 8, 2016 9:24 PM CST
A wihile back on this thread, I mentioned that I am collecting a few to add to my already extensive collection of pre-1980 registered daylilies. I want at least one from each decade since the first modern daylily was registered. I have Apricot- Yeld 1893 and I have one or more from each decade after 1920. I need two daylilies to finish my collection. I need one from 1900-1909 and one from 1910-1919. Hopefully I can find these sometime.

Autumn Minaret -Stout 1951
Blooming in my garden at almost 90 inches tall.
I have never had a daylily any where near that tall before.
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 9, 2016 3:22 AM CST
That is tall!
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jul 9, 2016 5:44 AM CST
Thanks for posting that one, I forgot I have it too. I had moved it but it always is easy to ID. Mine is near 6ft. My tallest daylily.
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Name: Mary
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Friesfan1
Sep 27, 2016 12:02 PM CST
hazeleyes said:I do not have my own pictures of them since I just got them last year,I stopped at 1980.I also have some that where lost tags so will not know what they are untill they bloom,if i can find thier name.

Purple Waters Russell, 1942
Pink Damask Stevens-J.C., 1951
Spring Chimes Hall-D.F., 1955
Golden Gift Wild, 1963
Suzie Wong Kennedy, 1962
Tropic Tangerine Wild, 1964
Alice in Wonderland Wild, 1966
Lemon Drops Wild, 1966
Pink Snow Flakes Wild, 1966
Pink Taffy Wild, 1966
Something Wild, 1967
Mary Todd Fay, 1967
Secret Ways Wild, 1968
Miami Mood Wild, 1969
Melody Doll Peck, 1971
Sun Deck Hall-D.F., 1973
Bali Hai Wild, 1973
Maja Whatley, 1973
Florentine Princess Munson-R.W., 1974
Gentle Humor Wild, 1976
Geisha Gown Moldovan, 1976
Lilting Laughter Wild, 1977
Ice Cream Parlor Wild, 1978
Preakness Stake Wild, 1978
Siloam Fairy Tale Henry-P., 1978
Siloam French Doll Henry-P., 1978
Siloam June Bug Henry-P., 1978
Siloam Helpmate Henry-P., 1979
Lightning Wild, 1980
Sinbad Sailor Moldovan, 1980

I realize this is a very old post, so hopefully, someone will see this. I was wondering where you purchased your older variety daylilies from? I have been looking around for the heirloom plants. Thank You!
Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Sep 27, 2016 1:37 PM CST
Mary,
I purchased some from Linda Ball. She has a nice collection.

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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Sep 27, 2016 1:41 PM CST
I should also mention that we have lots of plants that are pre-1980.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Sep 27, 2016 2:53 PM CST
I have thought for years I had Autumn Minaret-that is what it was give to me as. The last year I learned how tall Autumn Minaret is & realized mine was wrong, although the flower looks right. Not nearly tall enough. I'm sure it must be in that same time line though. I also grow Arkansas Post (65), Autumn Blaze (60), Better believe It (68), Brave World (67), Bright Banner (55), Citrina (1897), Crazy Lace (66), Crimson Pirate (66), Dumortieri (37), Frances Fay (57), Frans Hals (59), Gold Banner (66), Hyperion, Ice Carnival (67), Lady Fingers 67, Mary Todd (67), Pink Damask (51), Red Magic (50), Red Spider (50), royal Elk (57), So Lovely (69), & Vivacious (66). I didn't realize I had that many pre-70, til I started listing. Oddly, I don't have that many from 70's. Some of those oldies are my better bloomers, others aren't worth the space & may be leaving soon.
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Sep 27, 2016 6:39 PM CST
You have a nice collection of oldies, alilyfan!!
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
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bluegrassmom
Sep 28, 2016 12:57 AM CST
I have Autumn M. if you want a start of that one Hurray!
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Altheabyanothername
Sep 28, 2016 1:42 AM CST
@alilyfan that is an impressive list of pre1970. It would be nice to know which oldie ones are your better bloomers and which ones might not be worth it. Thankyou for any info you can share! May joy surround you!
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Sep 28, 2016 3:49 AM CST
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bluegrassmom
Sep 28, 2016 4:13 AM CST
Yes, welcome to the Daylily forum. Welcome!

I am curious too which are your best bloomers.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 28, 2016 4:35 AM CST
Welcome! @Friesfan1! I am so glad you brought this thread back to the top of the forum. I love reading about the oldies but goodies!
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Sep 28, 2016 5:23 AM CST
Welcome! @Friesfan1
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Sep 28, 2016 5:29 AM CST
Welcome! @Friesfan1
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Sep 28, 2016 6:53 AM CST
Welcome! Mary! May joy surround you!
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Name: Nancy
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alilyfan
Sep 28, 2016 6:56 AM CST
Some of you wanted to know the best bloomers of my older ones. The best are Mary Todd, Crimson Pirate, Royal Elk,& Gold Banner, with So Lovely, Hyperion, Frans Hals, & the alias Autumn Minaret very close behind. Dumortieri blooms well, & very early in the season, about a month before any of my other daylilies. I have Howdy too, don't think I mentioned that one earlier, & it blooms quite well.
On the other hand, Arkansas Post & Brave World don't bloom very well at all, as few as 3 blooms per scape, but I really like how they look together so I keep them around. Better Believe It and Crazy Lace don't usually bloom well, but I keep them around because they are a little different. And just when I was thinking I should get rid of them, they will have a really good year. This year Better Believe it bloomed nicely & then rebloomed with almost as many as it had the first time. It's just like they know something.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Sep 28, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Thank You! alilyfan! Brave World is one I put on a want list and then I take it off. I think I will just take it off. Mary Todd has been one, too! I will keep that one on! Thank you for your help! May your home and gardens be blessed with success!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 28, 2016 11:34 AM CST
alilyfan said:And just when I was thinking I should get rid of them, they will have a really good year. This year Better Believe it bloomed nicely & then rebloomed with almost as many as it had the first time. It's just like they know something.


Isn't that the truth! The daylilies can sense these things, Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Mary
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Friesfan1
Oct 1, 2016 1:04 PM CST
kidfishing said:Mary,
I purchased some from Linda Ball. She has a nice collection.



Thank you so much! I will check her out.

Mary

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