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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Nov 25, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Velvet Ribbons' is a evergreen introduced in 2002 by Stamile.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2012
Honorable Mention: 2009
HOS: 2010

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Velvet Ribbons') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Velvet Ribbons')
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Deryll
Nov 26, 2021 10:24 PM CST
I had Velvet Ribbons for several years, and it did really well here. Very tall and very dark flowers, and pod fertile. It also increased
well with big husky plants. It was an extra early bloomer, and had heavy scapes that only occasionally fell over under heavy rains
when multiple flowers were open at the same time.

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Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 27, 2021 8:10 AM CST
Very true, Deryll. My clump of Velvet Ribbons never leans unless there are several blooming at one time.

I got Velvet Ribbons in a trade in 2017 and it has done well for me. It has about 8 fans now, so is a moderate increaser.

06/14/2020 - It is an early bloomer in my zone 6b garden, but it only blooms about 2-3 weeks between mid-June and early July and then it's done. I've not seen rebloom on it. 'Miss Jessie' (back left in this picture) is registered as 40" and began blooming 5 days later.
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06/17/2021 - I do not get the 6-way branching and 41-45 buds that this is registered as. More like 2-way branching with about 10-12 buds. As with many daylilies in my zone 6b garden, I have not seen any rust on it.
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06/15/2018, 6:39PM - It is definitely an EMO, because I have pictures time-stamped around 5:30am and it is completely open. I like this picture of it already beginning to separate in the evening before it blooms.
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06/16/2018, 3:56PM - same bud the next day. I have a lot of pictures taken in the evening of Velvet Ribbons and it looks almost the same as it did in the morning. Of course, June is not as hot as July or August around here, but it is nice to see good looking blooms in the evening.
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It has 64 child plants so it has a lot going for it, especially as an early season EMO.
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Nov 27, 2021 10:43 AM CST
I have never grown Velvet Ribbons, however, I received two seeds of the cross Velvet Ribbons x Core Values in a seed exchange in 2018. I planted both seeds, but only one germinated. It was planted outdoors in May, 2019. Even though both parents are registered as evergreens, they are hardy evergreens, and my one seedling has overwintered very well here and bloomed both in 2020 and 2021.

Velvet Ribbons x Core Values
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Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Nov 28, 2021 3:11 AM CST
That's a pretty seedling, Valerie.

May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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