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Jun 14, 2021 9:09 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
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The thread on "Grandson Hayden" made me wonder about this. There are daylilies in the database with the names of both my kids, for example. I particularly like "Little Audrey" since not only is my daughter named Audrey, but also she's 4'10"! I have seen folks post pictures of this one, so it is obviously still around.

I recently bought a Louisiana iris called Kentucky Thoroughbred just for the name. I am a horse lover.

Any others? Have you ever acquired daylilies because you liked their names?
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Jun 14, 2021 9:22 AM CST
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Missouri Irises
Canning and food preservation Hibiscus Dog Lover Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Fear Not. It was the title of a sermon I heard the morning of the day I went daylily shopping online, and I really like its bloom color and form anyway.
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Jun 15, 2021 5:54 AM CST
Name: Sue
Austria
Daylilies Roses Irises Cat Lover Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Europe
Indeed we have some small collections where names were the trigger to buy the plants.

Egypt mythology:
Apophis, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Eygyptian Queen, (Charon the Ferryman is greek but since Percy Jackson Greeks are cool too).

SciFi: Deflector Dish, Vulcan Logic, Cyber Zone, Dark Star, String Theory, Starman's Gift, Stargate Corridor

Fantasy: Elf Power, Magic Elf, Nutmeg Elf, Magician's Apprentice, Cast a Spell, Pixie Parasol, Witch's Thimble, Little Wizard, Avalon Cornish Pixie, Sun Pixie

Due to my name we have Sue's:
Katiesue Herrington
Little Sweet Sue
Susan Treadwell
Susan Weber
Suzy Cream Cheese

And just because for the funny sound of the name: Yabba Dabba Doo and Iwanna Piranha
Green Grin!
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Jun 15, 2021 8:29 AM CST
Name: Katie
MD (Zone 7a)
Region: Maryland
I bought Chesapeake Crab Legs for this exact reason, the pretty face doesn't hurt either,
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Jun 15, 2021 5:20 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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I bought Wolf Eyes and Lone Wolf because Wolf is a family name. I got rid of Lone Wolf because it bloomed down in the foliage.

But I love Wolf Eyes.

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Jun 16, 2021 3:54 PM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Brazilian Flamingo
Thumbthing Special
Spock's Ears
Dragon Fang
Get Jiggy
Mystic Pizza (for DH)
Arachnidan Trap
Helix
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (I am the only daughter of four children)
Iwanna Piranha
Black to the Future
La Vida Loca
Sincere Prayer
All Shook Up
El Nino
Zoro's Blade
Coral Majority
Lily Munster
Stargate Portal
Alien DNA
Plum Tuckered
Don't Leave Empty Handed
Over Achiever
One Night Pollination Whistling
Moroccan Sapphire (Sapphire is my birthstone)

Of course the name and beauty go hand in hand. Green Grin! Green Grin!

That's all I can think of without walking around the gardens Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Jun 16, 2021 4:08 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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My grandmother's name was Violet, so, of course I had to have VIOLET BECOMES YOU! (I'm glad it's also a very beautiful daylily).
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Jun 16, 2021 4:11 PM CST
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
Nope. I pick an occasional daylily for a vase but have been known to choose one for its name.
Rolling my eyes.
I find myself most amusing.
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Jun 16, 2021 6:24 PM CST
Name: Chris Massengill
Upper East Tennessee, Bluff Ci (Zone 6b)
Hey all!
Don't forget about my awesome intro!
I Missed That Day in Science Class
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Jun 17, 2021 12:13 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Riot on the Kindergarten Bus was definitely for the name.
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Jun 17, 2021 6:08 AM CST
Name: Orion
Boston, MA (Zone 6b)
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This thread comes up again and again, because it is super-fun.
Here is one of the more recent ones (although I think there has been even another similar thread since then):
The thread "Daylily you would buy for the name" in Daylilies forum
Gardening: So exciting I wet my plants!
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Jun 17, 2021 4:07 PM CST
downstate NY (Zone 7a)
Guilty, LOL

Actually I bought three on that basis this year. First, 'Two Cats Laughing' but in my defense it was more or less the color I wanted.

A week after receiving those, I discovered Clement Daylilies website and realized that his 'Two Cats Dancing' was not only a better mental image but a better color also. Win-win, lol

And being a Marvel and DC fan, there was no way I was not going to have 'Hawkwoman" in my garden!

I have so far successfully resisted the temptation to buy a completely unsuitable tree peony based purely on its name: Tipsy Imperial Concubine. The plant itself tends to flop, and the flowers are so huge that the stems aren't strong enough to hold them anywhere near upright. It would work great on top of a terrace or anywhere else that it could be looked up toward, but I don't have any such place. That said, the ability to comment casually to guests "Excuse me, I just noticed that the Tipsy Imperial Concubine seems in need of a drink" would be priceless! nodding
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Jun 17, 2021 4:47 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
In the beginning GOD created ...
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I bought two for the name:

Talledega - my friends took me to my first race at Talledega; what an experience! I've watched the races on that track but being there is something you won't forget.
And you can't forget the gorgeous bloom either!

Buddy's Betsy - my name is Betsy. What a color: Electrifying orange!
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Jun 17, 2021 5:19 PM CST
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
piksihk said:I bought two for the name:
(Snip)
Buddy's Betsy - my name is Betsy. What a color: Electrifying orange!



So, to recapitulate, I'm betting that Buddy's Betsy is Betsy's best budding buddy?
I find myself most amusing.
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Jun 17, 2021 5:23 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I did no exactly "buy" it for its name, but "Buddy Hall" gave it to us club members when we visited him, BUDDY'S BETTY.
My wife's name is Betty, and she was thrilled when I brought it home.
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Jun 18, 2021 9:03 AM CST
Name: Nan
southeast Georgia (Zone 8b)
Birds Bookworm Butterflies Composter Daylilies Region: Georgia
Keeps Horses Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I read about a guy who had a baseball-themed DL garden. I don't remember where I read it. He collected daylilies with names like Home Run King and Earlybird Oriole. A lot were named after players. I wish I could remember them.
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Jun 18, 2021 10:35 AM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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That's pretty awesome!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Welcome! Welcome! @moodyblue Glad to have you!!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jun 18, 2021 10:54 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Yes I'm doing a memory bed for my 2 poodles who passed away last year, Romeo and Foofie.

Sunshine in My Stomach
Remembered Kisses
Big Kiss
Luscious Kiss
Photon Torpedo ( Romeo used to watch star trek EVERY night w my husband)
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Jun 18, 2021 11:23 AM CST
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Clement certainly does have very unusual names--how many of you would like a daylily named Politicians Taste Funny?
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Jun 18, 2021 11:25 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
well likewise there are ones I would NOT buy if I did not like the name.

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