Daylilies forum→How to search for late blooming varieties for zone 6a?

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Name: Jill
Marysville, OH (Zone 6a)
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Jillmc22595
Aug 9, 2021 7:00 AM CST
I would like to add some late bloomers to my beds….they look so pretty in June and July, and then slowly look so unkempt with no pretty flowers by August. Is there a way to search for cultivars by bloom time and zone? I have tried searching unsuccessfully. Thank you!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 9, 2021 7:21 AM CST
You can search the database here by both but I don't know how reliable the zones are, it turned up 30,408 cultivars for my zone with nothing else selected. I got zero results for late and very late in 6a but I have some the are L and VLa here. I would tend to look more at where a daylily was hybridized or ask on the forum here

https://garden.org/plants/grou...

You can also search the American Hemerocallis Society database for bloom season and other characteristics but not hardiness zone

https://www.daylilies.org/Dayl...
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Aug 9, 2021 9:33 AM CST
You could try looking at sites for daylily sellers in your area. Anything they list as late or very late should bloom at that time and also survive in your garden!
Name: Justine
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Hembrain
Aug 9, 2021 1:59 PM CST
Bloom season is one thing but the rebloom/zone query seems tough to investigate. We- the DL community- don't have a good way of marking rebloom in the north vs south. You could start a thread to get ideas. It's the perfect time of year for people to notice and make suggestions for late bloomers and late rebloomers as they are looking at them in their gardens. I'll post some of my late faves if we have a thread going.



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Name: Justine
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Hembrain
Aug 9, 2021 2:02 PM CST
The thing is, sellers usually stick with the original AHS registration info, unless it's buried in their listing comments.
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Name: Orion
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plasko20
Aug 9, 2021 2:19 PM CST
A more laborious method would be to read the Aug 2021 blooming thread here and look for people posting from 6a.
A similar search can be done within other threads such as this older one:
The thread "Show Us Your Latest Blooming Daylilies Please" in Daylilies forum

Not as cool as a database search, by any means.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 9, 2021 6:19 PM CST
There is a dalily club in Columbus, OH. https://columbusdaylilies.org/
I recommend joining because I learned so much when I joined the local clubs. They would definitely be able to tell you what the late bloomers are in your area. Sorry to say the clubs in my area aren't around any more and I sure miss them.

Other ways are:
1) paying attention to the August bloom thread and who from zone 6a has late bloomers as Orion mentioned.
2) visit gardens in zone 6a in mid to late July to see what is just beginning to send up scapes. I don't know if they have open gardens, may be only by appointment, but Heavenly Gardens is near Columbus, OH.

I am in zone 6b and have only a few of what I would call late bloomers. Running Late is still blooming pretty good. I just got Sandra Elizabeth and Bermuda Coral based on several people saying they bloom late, so I am hoping to see more August blooms next year.
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
Aug 10, 2021 6:58 AM CST
I should have also mentioned that a lot of daylily sellers allow you to visit (although many are by appt.). If you can't make it to one just give them a call! They should be able to tell you off the bat what is blooming/reblooming in their gardens now.

Personally I'd focus on late bloomers. On the rare occasions I get rebloom it isn't the same cultivar every year. We also had a LOT of rain in July which may increase my chances for rebloom this year. A normal year, not so much.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 14, 2021 11:55 PM CST
@Jillmc22595 you got some great advice above. Here are a few that you can start with. After Awhile Crocodile, Genesta, Autumn Minaret, Autumn King, Classic Rose, Sandra Elizabeth, Bermuda Coral, Redhill and Blast From The Past.
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Name: Juli
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Jill
Can't beat seeing the flowers in person before choosing.
Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus and Kingwood Center in Mansfield both have large daylily collections. At least they used to…. its been pre covid since I have been to either.
If I were you I would make a day trip to them and see what they have still blooming.

Also if you go on Daylily Society website and look under display gardens in Ohio and see if any are open for visits.
Here is the page.
https://daylilies.org/daylilie...

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