Daylilies forum: White Eyes Pink Dragon?

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 17, 2013 1:12 PM CST
Wondering if anyone here grown White Eyes Pink Dragon if you do is the fan size small? I just got a clump and was surprised that the fans are quite small and am wondering if this is normal for WEPD. I am well aware that some daylilies just have smaller size fans which is normal for certain cultivars. Decided to ask you folks about your experience with this plant.
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Acerbob
May 17, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Hey Betty. I won a single fan at a local auction and indeed the fans are on the smaller side. The upside is it is splitting into 3 fans, a definite bonus. It looks to be about the same size a fan of Bass Gibson.
Thanks Bob
Name: Lisa Klette
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Lilydaydreamer
May 17, 2013 7:37 PM CST
I have WEPD and have grown it for several years. It is a slow increaser. The fans are relatively smaller/ thinner than the avg Daylily. If left alone the fans will become a little larger. Most people divide it as soon as they can which probably contributes to the smaller size seen on the market. I can post a picture tomorrow of my 5 fan clump that has not been touched in over 2 yrs as a comparison for you.

Lisa

Note, I received WEPD as 2 small fans and it was so worth waiting for it to grow! Thumbs up
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 17, 2013 8:42 PM CST
Thanks Bob and Lisa for responding I kind of figured that was the case with WEPD. The person I purchased it from always sends very nice plants and happened to include a very nice gift plant that has large fans so it made the fans of WEPD seem small. Now I have to decide where I am going to plant it so it shows off in the garden. Then again I think most of my daylilies are show offs. Lovey dubby Whistling
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Name: Julie
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floota
May 18, 2013 5:33 AM CST
I think once it's established, it does very well. Jamie Gossard's display clump in his garden last year was no slouch! I planted 2 fans last fall and they have increased to 3 fairly large fans. Anxious to see this bloom.
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Our bus visited the Gossard garden first and this was one of the first clumps I saw. I'd just ordered it and was so happy because it looked wonderful, and I thought it would likely win an award at the convention. It ended up winning the President's Cup!

Name: Lisa Klette
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Lilydaydreamer
May 18, 2013 6:08 AM CST
Nice pictures,

WEPD definitely showed well at the national gardens and it does bloom like that every year here in northern KY.
This is what it currently looks like in my garden 5 yrs after getting it and with removing a DF just over 2 yrs ago.

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I would consider the fans normal size now but the DF I first purchased was small.
Again repeating, so worth it. Lovey dubby
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 18, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Thanks for posting the pictures Julie and Lisa.

Julie those photos make me positively drool can't wait for it to settle in and bloom like that in my garden.

Lisa your photo really give me a good idea of the fan size two of the fans I recieved look to be about that size the other is slightly smaller.
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Name: Jan
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philljm
May 18, 2013 3:39 PM CST
That is a stunning daylily - and I am not a pink person. Thanks for enabling! Whistling
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 18, 2013 6:15 PM CST
You are most welcome Jan! Angel Whistling
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Name: kimbar rise
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kimbar
May 18, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Well that's going on the wish list. Very Nice. Drooling
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JWWC
May 18, 2013 6:23 PM CST
It's on the auction right now. Whistling
Name: kimbar rise
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kimbar
May 18, 2013 6:51 PM CST
enabler. I better behave because I just got a couple boxes and I have another coming Monday from Tink
and we don't want to upset the husband to much so I will ignore that comment. But I don't want too.
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Name: Katie
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gonegardening
May 19, 2013 6:29 AM CST
Grows great here in VA! Just went outside in the rain (haha) to check and the fans look very robust, definitely not small. It's bloomed here at least two years previously (spreadsheet in disarray right now). This year should be spectacular (fingers crossed) as I have quite a clump. No problems whatsoever.

Strangely, I can't find a picture from my garden from last year, but here is one from 2011:

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You will enjoy this one very much!
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 19, 2013 11:43 AM CST
I will be planting it as soon as the garden dries up a bit it has been raining. Since I am up north in zone 4 the fans here may not get as large as yours in VA. I must say that the Gossard plants growing here look great.
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