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

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Nov 5, 2015 5:34 AM CST
DogsNDaylilies, the name of the person I was referring to as having a lot of heirloom daylilies is Lavere Webster. (not sure I spelled his first name right) He is the one that was able to I.D. the heirloom Stout seedling that I posted on here. He has a very old daylily catalog and the picture of this seedling was on the front cover of the catalog. He offered to sell me a couple of fans of the real Magic Dawn and I just never got around to getting that one.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 5, 2015 6:25 AM CST
LaVere wrote an article in the Daylily Journal fairly recently and showed pictures of the real pink 'Magic Dawn' next to one of the bicolors (e.g. 'Howdy') that is often sold under that name. Unfortunately the AHS has a picture of the wrong one in their online database although the correct pink one is the text description.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Nov 5, 2015 6:29 AM CST
Oh thanks Sue. I will have to check that article out. I don't know how I missed it.
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Name: Kathy
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TreeClimber
Nov 5, 2015 7:45 AM CST
A friend who hybridizes for Early, small, rebloomers, gifted me "Apricot" before he moved back to his homeland. He was very proud of the fact that he grew it. He said he purchased it a few times before he finally got what he believed was the "real thing".

Apricot (Yeld, 1893)
height 34in (86cm), season E, Rebloom, Dormant,, Fragrant, OYM2: Orange yellow medium with markings, bitone, or polychrome. (flava × H. middendorffii)


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Name: Sue
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sooby
Nov 5, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Hemlady said:Oh thanks Sue. I will have to check that article out. I don't know how I missed it.


It's in Fall 2011, page 20.

Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Nov 5, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Kathy, thanks for posting Apricot.
I just purchased Apricot this summer. I am planting a heritage bed and had to have Apricot and Theron (Stout 1934 the first red DL) for the history aspects.
I also have Hyperion, Miss Jessie, Linda, Statuesque, Symphony, and lots of others registered before 1970 that were handed down from my grandfather.

Terry

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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jul 1, 2016 4:57 AM CST
So Sue @sooby, did AHS correct the picture for MAGIC DAWN in their database? I actually can't find one over there or in NGA.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jul 1, 2016 6:40 AM CST
'Variegated Kwanso

Stout, 1947
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 1, 2016 8:20 AM CST
Gleni said:So Sue @sooby, did AHS correct the picture for MAGIC DAWN in their database? I actually can't find one over there or in NGA.


Yes, it was corrected by removing the picture of the bi-color often sold under the name. There is a picture of the real one, a pink self, in an issue of the Daylily Journal. I presume there's some reason why they haven't or cannot use that latter picture in the database.

Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jul 1, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Thank you Sue.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jul 1, 2016 6:22 PM CST
My oldest one (if it made the move from the shady garden to the new one) is Sammy Russell (Red) - Russell 1951. I won't know until everything blooms. I had all the pots with the lifted plants in the front end loader, set it near the camper since it was late in the day and replanting was to be the next day. My kitties had a field day with the pots, the plants, the labels, etc. A few were still labeled but most are "pot" luck. I'll know most of them as soon as they bloom but I fear that I will have some that are now NOIDs.



My next oldest is Dixie Land Band -Fleishel 1969



Followed by By Myself - Peck 1971

There are a few more that I will find and replace in my Quincy, FL garden.



And - Russian Rhapsody - Munson 1973

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 1, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Dixie Land Band looks pretty!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 1, 2016 7:34 PM CST
I agree with Vickie! I like the white pinstripe on the red petals! Very pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jul 2, 2016 1:20 AM CST
Technically until last month all of my intros were antique by most folk's standards. Few flowers truly disappoint me.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Jul 2, 2016 10:43 PM CST
I do have Kwanso, less than invasive in the environment I offered it. Neglect has me down to a single fan That I'm going to dig and pot for some nurturing. No sense turning around to buy a specimen with a hearty blooming size fan. I love the bloom, great colors and height that I like. Oddly enough I have a horribly invasive specimen of H. Fulva 2 corners of a shed away that's making for difficulty separating it from hybrid daylilies and hostas. Truly a nightmare of a plant. I've dug the bulk of it twice, it carries on like a zombie! I'll remove and root wash the good daylilies, 'Ol Fulva can hang with the hostas if it must. And it will...

My 1960's oldies include Red Ribbons, So Lovely, and Golden Candles and perhaps a few others. Crimson Pirate from the 1950's. All good flowers, I enjoy them.

I'd love to have a Lemon Lily and I know they're out there. Eh, I've got an unidentified for sure late blooming yellow species daylily that goes 6'-7'. Diurnal, heavy bloomer with skinny scapes that do an amazing job surviving rural winds. Small flower but it blooms as the veggie garden is fading, perfect in that regard.
Name: Lynnette
Northwest Illinois (Zone 5b)
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ljb5966
Jul 6, 2016 12:57 PM CST
My oldest daylily is called Gold Dust from 1905 by yeld. I purchased it from someone on Ebay who inherited it when she purchased her house. I have not seen it bloom yet as I just received it this spring. I also have the following:

Black Plush by Connell - 1955 (new this spring)
Little Rainbow by Reckamp - 1963 (new this spring)
Bold One by Lennington - 1964 (new this year)
Mary Todd by Fay - 1967 (this one I have attached the bloom from this year.)
Dixie Land Band by Fleishel - 1969 (new this year)
Little Grapette by Williamson - 1970 (new this year - about to bloom)
Butterpat by Kennedy - 1970 (1 year old - have not seen it bloom)
Ed Murray by Grovatt - 1971 (2 yr old plant - it is about to bloom)

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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Jul 6, 2016 2:12 PM CST
ED MURRAY - We had a Lennington garden in Oklahoma, it went pretty far back. This and FAIRY TALE PINK are all we brought with us. We have since acquired a few more.

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Don't know the source of the photo.

Charley

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 6, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Ed Murray is a very pretty bloom!
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Jul 7, 2016 2:37 PM CST
I grow Black Plush and Ed Murray. Love them both!
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Jul 8, 2016 12:59 PM CST
Here are my oldest, Pre-1976

Autumn Red 194

Crimson Pirate 1951

Frans Hals 1955

Golden Butterfly 1961

Blonde Goddess 1966

Golden Prize 1968

Navajo Blanket 1968 Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Navajo Blanket')

Little Business 1971

American Revolution 1972

Fellow 1975

Stella de Oro 1975
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