blue23rose said:@cinvasko, Hi Cindy! candelabra branching and bud building are both great qualities in a daylily. I checked the ones I have, but unfortunately my best branched daylily with bud building is a tet called, 'Chew Mailpouch Tobacco'. I am sure there are dips with both candelabra branching AND bud building, but I am not finding them in my list to report on.
I did find a few dips with either the candelabra branching or bud building.
'Fever' (Warner, 1976) is a dip, but really doesn't have the candelabra branching you are looking for.
'Small World Green Star', a 2014 intro by Michael Miller is a dip with nice scapes. Here's a link to it on his website:
Here are two pictures of it in my garden:
'Hakuna Matata' (Schaben, 2007) is a dip that has great candelabra branching, but it does not bud build.
I did an advanced search on the AHS database for the following and got 7 results:
Registration Year: not before 2000
Description Keywords: builder
Chillax (Owen-P., 2020)
Fred's Red (Murphy-J.P., 2012)
Gekko Garden Fall Fairies (Eggenreich, 2020)
Labor Day Heat Wave (Sobek, 2020)
Parker's Cherry Cola (Dye-C., 2021)
Wine Dark Sea (Mock, 2019)
Woodland Dreams (Dye-K., 2014)
Maybe @Lyshack (Tim) or @Legalily (Ginny) can comment on 'Fred's Red' since they have it listed in their plant list.
I have only heard comments about it on the thread below, but it sounds like a great one:
The thread "2021 Tall Daylily photos, up up and away" in Daylilies forum
alilyfan said:Hakuna Matata is not Ruffled or pleated, but is a pretty flower and great branching like pictured by Vickie. So far mature scapes have 40 to 50 buds. 2021 was its 3rd year for me, and has had that kind of bud count the last 2 years, improving last year. As mentioned, no bud building, but with that bud count....
For ruffles Green Mystique has a bud count for me that is up there, though not the 45 of stats. Nice branching too.
Lyshack said: Hi Vickie. I have grown Fred's Red for a number of years, now, and it has definitely has some bud building in multiple years, one year blooming for nearly 7 weeks. I checked, and I don't have any good pictures of the scaped.
blue23rose said: Hi Sue, thanks for your insight on these. I especially do not like leaners and do not feel that daylilies should have to be staked. I was also very disappointed in North Wind Dancer. One scape almost touched the ground. The same with Mascara Snake. Very surprised that both of these won any awards as much as they lean.
blue23rose said: I take it GG Fall Fairis is one of your own crosses? It is very pretty and has the kind of sturdy scape and branching I like to see.