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

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Emquinn
Feb 23, 2013 3:27 PM CST
So glad to have found this forum. I like the newer Daylilies but the older Daylilies let us know how versitle and beautiful the flower is and can be. I Smiling put in a Stout medal bed last fall, can hardly wait for it to start blooming. Plus purchased several Stout Daylilies Theron, 1934, Circe 1937. Grow a wide range I have some for every decade not including the Stout Medal bed. Also have Magic Dawn,which is a bicolor. Guess I will have to redo to Howdy.
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Feb 23, 2013 4:05 PM CST
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Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Feb 24, 2013 8:32 AM CST
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 24, 2013 1:52 PM CST
good list. Smiling
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Feb 26, 2013 6:17 PM CST
Nice!
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Dayjillymo
Feb 26, 2013 9:56 PM CST
This is a great forum topic - it's been a while since I really thought about my oldest cultivars. I have a few species plants, but I do not have good photos of them yet. They were added just the past couple of years.
I'd like to share a few of my oldies.

Hesperus - Sass, 1940
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Autumn Red - Nesmith, 1941
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Golden Gate - Christenson, 1948
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Red Magic - Viette, 1950
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Pink Damask - Stevens, 1951
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Sammy Russell - Russell, 1951
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Hearts Afire - Connell, 1953
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Seductor - Gates, 1953 - this is my oldest Tetraploid cultivar that I'm aware of.
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lovemyhouse
Feb 27, 2013 9:18 AM CST
Hearts Afire. Lovey dubby
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Feb 27, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Nice oldies! I believe I have Sammy Russell, but since I got it in a flower swap about 8 years ago, it is a NOID for me.

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Name: Keith
northern Vermont (Zone 4a)
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julrich
Aug 9, 2013 9:15 PM CST
I can trace my daylily compulsion back to the first time I saw Queen's Cape; I had always assumed they only came in shades of red, orange, and yellow. It was quite an epiphany! Although it's an older variety, it has a place of honor in the bed.



Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 9, 2013 9:27 PM CST
Keith, that is so beautiful! Before I got hooked, I thought there were only ditchlilies, which were very abundant in my yard!
Natalie

Ladysmith94
Aug 10, 2013 12:35 AM CST
My older daylilies include Hyperion 1924
Qwanzo
Crimson Pirate 1951
Frans Hals 1955
August Flame 1967
Alice in Wonderland 1966
Lemon Drops 1966
Autumn Red 1941 - my favorite old daylily and my husbands all around favorite.
I am not uploading pictures, I think most of them were covered here.
I love all the daylilies - old and new.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 10, 2013 12:46 AM CST
Welcome! Ladysmith94!! I have the first 4 on your list, and love them! I've been using Hyperion for hybridizing, and it has been great at passing along it's scent to it's offspring. I would keep it even if it didn't do that. I love how simple it is, and it's always a good bloomer for me.
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philljm
Aug 10, 2013 1:08 AM CST
That's the thing about the older daylilies - they are so simple, they are gorgeous in their own right. ~Jan
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Aug 10, 2013 5:49 AM CST
I agree
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gardenglory
Aug 10, 2013 6:24 AM CST
My oldest is Ophir from 1924, its one of the old yellows.
Name: Lisa
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mlt
Aug 10, 2013 8:38 AM CST
My oldest is Coppersmith from 1955, and it just started to bloom last weekend, with lots of new scapes coming!




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Newyorkrita
Aug 10, 2013 11:01 AM CST
Welcome Ladysmith. Welcome! Welcome!

I see many of you have Hyperion and I have one called Hyperion Elite. Not sure about dates on others of my older daylilies.
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pirl
Nov 9, 2013 4:12 PM CST
Many oldies in the garden, myself included, but the oldest daylily I own is 'Arla', Saxton 1949. I searched for it for years and only via the generosity of one upstate collector do I have it. My childhood nickname was Arla, hence the quest.



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Nov 9, 2013 5:36 PM CST
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