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Aug 31, 2021 7:51 PM CST
Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
Hi all,

I've been getting interested in daylilies the last couple of years and starting acquiring some different varieties. I got a few last year - two dormant (Tiger Blood and Shadow Walker) and an evergreen (Tropical Illusion). However, last winter, the two dormant types stayed evergreen and the evergreen type died back and lost its leaves.

What causes that to happen?
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Aug 31, 2021 9:21 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Those three were registered by long time hybridizers. I know Sandy at Riverbend daylilies and Mr Elliott are on Facebook. Try directing your question to them if you are on Facebook. Someone here might be growing one or more of these that could put their own observation into play.
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Sep 1, 2021 5:11 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Foliage habit can vary by location and environment, it's not necessarily something that is fixed in a specific cultivar and only reflects the hybridizers observation. So a daylily registered as "dormant" (deciduous) by a hybridizer in a cold winter climate may be evergreen in a warmer one and vice versa and even the other way around, e.g. Stout observed that 'Chengtu' was semi-evergreen or evergreen in New York but "dormant" in Florida.
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Sep 2, 2021 1:17 AM CST
Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
sooby said:Foliage habit can vary by location and environment, it's not necessarily something that is fixed in a specific cultivar and only reflects the hybridizers observation. So a daylily registered as "dormant" (deciduous) by a hybridizer in a cold winter climate may be evergreen in a warmer one and vice versa and even the other way around, e.g. Stout observed that 'Chengtu' was semi-evergreen or evergreen in New York but "dormant" in Florida.


Interesting. Thank you!
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