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Oct 27, 2020 9:11 PM CST
Name: Ep
Lebanon mo (Zone 5a)
What are your favorite diamond dusted lilies?
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Oct 30, 2020 10:52 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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I know noone has answered, but almost all of my daylilies are diamond dusted. It would be hard to pick one, and it isnt a characteristic that stands out without the sun . I know Guy Pierce is big on saying his daylilies are diamond dusted, and that they are.
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Nov 3, 2020 12:09 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Nov 15, 2020 5:11 PM CST
Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
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Whistler's Lane and Apricot Sparkles are both heavily dusted, although perhaps it's "gold dusting" rather than diamond dusting because the flowers are yellow and peach.

I've noticed diamond/gold dusting on many cultivars with descriptions that don't include it, but not to the pronounced degree of these two cultivars.

Whistler's Lane
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Apricot Sparkles
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Nov 15, 2020 10:38 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Diamond dusting was pretty uncommon until the 1980's. It was the recently late Jeff Salter, and some other breeders such as Dan Trimmer and Pat Stamile that started to produce a lot of cv.'s that were dusted. Yes, sunlight is needed to fully appreciate that quality, especially early morning light.
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