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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 1, 2021 6:01 PM CST
One of my first tall daylilies to bloom is at 66 inches. Please share photos of your tall ones:)

Hemerocallis 'Head Hunter' 7/2021 Dily- (Gossard, 2014) Tall red Daylily Dily, Mature size: 68", 5.5in. red with a darker red eye zone and a yellow green throat., USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW26, In Garden Bed S1,2c for 23 MONTHS (Solaris). Planted in 2019.

American Daylily Society: Head Hunter (Gossard, 2013)
height 68 in.(173 cm), bloom 5.5 in.(14 cm), season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 22 buds, 5 branches, Red with a darker red eye zone with a yellow green throat. (Fire Sorceror × Sky Dragon)

Heavenly Gardens: (Gossard, James) 2014 introduction (Fire Sorceror) x (Sky Dragon) Tetraploid 68" Mid season Dormant emo fr 5.5" 4-5 way branching 18-22 buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer. Flowers of Headhunter are red with a darker red eye zone with a yellow green throat. This is my tallest red to date, extremely rare to have such a tall red. I believe in zone 6 and 7 it may be another foot and a half taller. From past experience I have found this to be true. Could reach over 80 inches there. Scapes are super good not even falling over in our high wind conditions. Pods are difficult but pollen is easy. A very important parent for hybridizing tall reds with great color. Take a look at the pedigree, it has tetra I See Stars in it twice. It was merged with the Tet. Nutmeg Elf × Tet. Itsy Bitsy Spider genes. Nothing quite like it.

Measured 47" in 2020, 347 days after planting. At 23 months measured 66 inches and it is an early bloomer.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2020, 21:

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Name: Dave
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SunriseSide
Jul 3, 2021 8:43 AM CST
My only really tall one is the ubiquitous 'Europa' measured at 57" on the lower level a couple of days ago
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 3, 2021 10:13 AM CST
Nice tall daylily. Europa is listed as a Stout hybrid in the NGA database. That's not correct is it?

Also, I have seen some photos of double so called ditch lilies. Can someone please enlighten me:)
Name: Sue
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Nightlily
Jul 3, 2021 11:52 AM CST
My tallest cultivar is Autumn Minaret - I will try to take a picture of the whole plant when it is flowering again (70-78 inches high), it usually starts in within the next two weeks and flowers into September.
Here is an image of the flowers:

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There are different types of Hemerocallis fulva (ditch lily), I grow the here in Europe widely distributed one:

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flowers extra early

and the double flowered Kwanso (both triploid and infertile):

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flowers late
Two other types are diploid and fertile here in my garden:

H. fulva rosea
flowers mid late - late
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(all about 60 inches high)

H. fulva littorea
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flowers very late, only about 35 inches high

but I'm not an expert on H. fulva, there are some addidional clones that I've heard about.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 4, 2021 5:37 PM CST
Hemerocallis 'High Falootin' Floozie' 7/2021 Dily- (Davisson-J., 2005) Tall Lavender Daylily Dily, Mature size: 46", 8in. lavender with darker eye above yellow to green throat BC/B=26/5, fragrant, midseason, semi-evergreen, tet., USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW26, In Garden Bed F4,04,2 for 3.9 YEARS (Ogden). Planted in 2017.

American Daylily Society: High Falootin' Floozie (Davisson-J., 2005)
height 46 in.(117 cm), bloom 8 in.(20 cm), season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 26 buds, 5 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Lavender with darker eye above yellow to green throat. (sdlg × Risen Star)

Unusual Form, Crispate. (sdlg × Risen Star)

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2017, 18, 19, 20, 21:

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 6, 2021 6:22 PM CST
Hemerocallis 'Panic in Detroit' 7/2021 Dily- (Adams-R., 2002) Tall Orange Daylily Dily, Mature size: 40in, 8in. reddish orange with white midrib and gold throat , USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW27, In Garden Bed V1 for 3.9 YEARS (Ogden). Planted in 2017.

American Daylily Society: Panic in Detroit (Adams-R., 2002)
height 40 in.(102 cm), bloom 8 in.(20 cm), season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 21 buds, 3 branches, Reddish orange with white midrib above gold throat. (sdlg × Monster)
Awards: AM 2014; HM 2009

2020 note: Planted in 2017. Tallest scape was at 52 inches. Really sturdy scapes measured 0.35-0,45 inches in diameter. Flowers were 7-8 inches wide. Gets morning shade and afternoon sun resulting in west leaning scapes. Nearby Heuchera 'Guacamole' burns from the afternoon sun. An outstanding daylily.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2017, 18, %1, 19, 20, 21:

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 9, 2021 5:04 AM CST
Hemerocallis 'Carl's Folly' 7/2021 Dily- (Harmon-C, 2009) Tall Dark Daylily Dily, Mature size: 48", Dark purple with black band over lime green throat., USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW27, In Garden Bed y2 for 21 MONTHS (Kousa). Planted in 2019.

AHS: Carl's Folly (Harmon-C., 2009)
height 48 in.(122 cm), bloom 5.5 in.(14 cm), season M, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 12 buds, 3 branches, Dark purple with black band over lime green throat. ((King Arthur's Court × Vatican City) × Ron Valente)

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2020, 21:

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 9, 2021 10:39 AM CST
Frank, I am so glad that you started this "tall daylily" thread again!

On Europe, the database says "year of introduction or registration". So I'm guessing that Stout was given credit for discovering it. Maybe???

Love the tall ones and these pictures really show which scapes are capable of standing up. Head Hunter looks awesome! I received Panic in Detroit about a month ago, so the scapes will be pretty short this year. Can't wait to see it next year and glad to hear your report that it has really sturdy scapes.

Chew Mailpouch Tobacco (Hanson-C., 2012)
height 73 in.(185 cm), bloom 5 in.(13 cm), season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 5 branches, Barn red. (Bela Lugosi × Tet.H. altissima)

Edited to correct height: I am 63" tall and that is about how tall it is this year. I may need to move it to full sun because it does tend to lean towards the sun, but the scapes are still holding it up very well. It would probably get taller too if I did that.
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Last year, it bloomed from 7/3/20 until 10/6/20 with the help of bud-building!
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Vickie
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Name: Sue
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Nightlily
Jul 10, 2021 5:26 AM CST
Today Autumn Minaret started to flower in my seedlings garden - this year it's exactly 69" high (took a tape measure to find it out) and I don't really like this trait, because it's difficult to take pictures of the plant and its flowers.

Here they are:

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Please tell me why this enormous height is somehow desirable - deadheading is definitely not funny and hardly anyone notices the flowers above their heads. Confused
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jul 10, 2021 5:42 AM CST
I have Scandinavia, I am 5'8", it grows to my chin. The flowers are mostly upward facing, so I can't really enjoy the flowers as much. It does have lots of blooms, great branching, and multiples fast so far. I do like it where I planted it, it provides some airy privacy. Don't have a great picture showing its height

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 10, 2021 5:46 AM CST
Sue, I have wondered this same thing. I have a neighbor who has a huge clump of Autumn Minaret. I do not want a daylily in my garden that towers so high that I can't deadhead, can't see the blooms well, and can't get pictures of.

With that said however, it does bloom later than most other daylilies around here and when in bloom, my neighbors clump looks very impressive from the street. So I guess there are some redeeming qualities for having it in the garden.
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Name: Sue
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Jul 10, 2021 5:53 AM CST
blue23rose said:With that said however, it does bloom later than most other daylilies around here and when in bloom, my neighbors clump looks very impressive from the street. So I guess there are some redeeming qualities for having it in the garden.


I only have it because of the late/very late and very long flowering time - in my new garden it will be planted together with all the fulva and other species ans species-like cultivars in a special huge bed where deadheading is no issue.

Whistling
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 11, 2021 4:59 AM CST
Hemerocallis 'Getting Airborne' 7/2021 Dily- (Gossard, 2006) Tall Purple Daylily Dily, Mature size: 56", Purple self above green throat , USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW26, In Garden Bed D3 for 21 MONTHS (Ogden). Planted in 2019.

American Daylily Society: Getting Airborne (Gossard, 2006)
height 56 in.(142 cm), bloom 10.5 in.(27 cm), season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, 22 buds, 5 branches, Unusual Form Crispate-Cascade, Purple self above green throat. (Ron Dunn × Royal Celebration)
Awards: HM 2009

Honorable Mention: 2009. Greenhouse pot dies 2018. Moved from K4 (2 years) to D0 island on 9/16/2019.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2017, 18, %2, 19, 20, 21:

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 11, 2021 7:02 AM CST
Very nice clump shot of GA, Frank!

Oh, I can't wait for my Getting Airborne to get clump size! I just got it about 6 weeks ago and it is putting up a scape. I want to make sure that it is GA, so I am letting it bloom. The scape is somewhat weak, but I know it will look like yours someday, Frank.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 12, 2021 6:05 PM CST
It's been raining here for some time and the plant is on a slippery slope, so I was not able to get a close-up shot of the bloom. If the rain continues, I will employ a different lens:)

Hemerocallis 'Fire Fountain' 7/2021 Dily- (Bremer, 2011) Tall red Daylily Dily, Mature size: 60", 8.5in. brilliant red above a large star shaped yellow throat , USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW28, In Garden Bed S1,1c for 23 MONTHS (Solaris). Planted in 2019.

American Daylily Society: Fire Fountain (Bremer, 2011)
height 60 in.(152 cm), bloom 8.5 in.(22 cm), season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, 23 buds, 5 branches, Brilliant red above a large star shaped yellow throat. ((Ravenous × Springfield Clan) × B.J. McMillen)

Solaris Farms: Fire Fountain. Bremer. 2011. Dormant. 60"-8.5". 5 branches. 23 buds. ML. Extremely tall bright red with wide yellow throat, great branching and stout scapes. We seldom have much of this one due to constant sales. ((Ravenous x Springfield Clan) x B.J. McMillen).

2020 Notes: Planted 12 months ago. Last year I planted 49 new daylilies. Of the 49, Fire Fountain is one of the most vigorous. I purchased it from directly (mail order) from the breeder, Nate Bremer (Solaris Farms). It was a very large 2 fan root ball. After a year in the ground, it is 54 inches tall, scapes are thick at 1/3 inch diameter and flowers are 9 inches wide. One outstanding specimen.

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2020, 21:

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Name: Kevin
Bucks County PA (Zone 7a)
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LivinEZ
Jul 13, 2021 6:26 AM CST
Crimson Ninja at 55 inches. Second season after planting double fan. Solid scapes. Probably my second best tall, next to Sears Tower.

Crimson Ninja (Gossard, 2008) height 50in (127cm), bloom 8in (20.5cm), season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, 20 buds, 4 branches, Crimson red self above green throat. (Tet. Holly Dancer × Tet. Fly Catcher)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 13, 2021 6:39 AM CST
Very nice looking clump, Kevin!
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Name: Kevin
Bucks County PA (Zone 7a)
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LivinEZ
Jul 13, 2021 9:56 AM CST
blue23rose said:Very nice looking clump, Kevin!


Thank you. I'm was surprised at its vigor. Haven't see this growth rate in my other talls. Actually, haven't seen this vigor in my other daylilies, with the exceptions of South Seas and Red Hill.

Speaking of vigor, how has CMPT performed for you? In my garden its been a very slow grower, even though its in full sun. This is first season after planting last August. It does have a scape, about 50".
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 13, 2021 8:04 PM CST
Chew Mailpouch Tobacco gets some shade, so it kind of leans trying to reach for the sun. But the scapes are very sturdy, so it doesn't lay over and I like that the blooms stay fresh almost all day in mostly shade.

It is probably at least 4 or 5 fans now. I am very happy with the branching. I don't remember the bud count, but it bloomed a long time last year with bud-building.

I am sure that if I move it to full sun, it would improve overall.
Vickie
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 14, 2021 4:48 AM CST
Hemerocallis 'Flying Down to Rio' 7/2021 Dily- (Schwarz-B., 2002) Tall Orange Daylily Dily, Mature size: 50", 8.5in. Orange with red eye., USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Michigan Bloom Week ISO WW28, In Garden Bed g1 for 22 MONTHS (Bedmaker). Planted in 2019.

AHS: Flying Down to Rio (Schwarz-B., 2002)
height 50 in.(127 cm), bloom 8.5 in.(22 cm), season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, 20 buds, 5 branches, Unusual Form Crispate, Orange with red eye. (sdlg × sdlg)
Awards: HM 2013

Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan. Additional photos of this plant from 2019, 20, 21:

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