Daylilies forum: "American Indian" DL mystery

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caitlinsgarden
Jul 22, 2013 10:28 AM CST
I took a photo of this plant which I will post soon. It has been in my garden for a long time and I always thought it was American Indian. A couple years ago it got divided and moved and it seems to have really taken off! I never realized it had so many branches and buds and was so tall. It is also very tall, about 48". Anyways, it doesn't look like any of the official pictures for American Indian. At first I thought it was one of the newer tall spiders that I have been collecting, but I have too many large clumps of it for it to be anything but one of my oldest cultivars. (I always thought of it as the green center not Autumn Red.) Anyone else grow this?
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jul 22, 2013 2:47 PM CST
I am pretty sure I have a pic of it somewhere. I will hunt for it and post it if I find it.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Jul 22, 2013 3:09 PM CST
Sorry but I couldn't find it. I thought sure I had a pic of it.
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 15, 2013 5:22 AM CST
http://www.flickr.com/photos/caitlinsgarden/9500676011/

Here is a picture of it. Sorry, I don't have my card in the computer now to upload directly. My flickr site has more garden pics, and also some of my artwork, if anyone is interested.

The dark spider behind it is Brown Witch.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 15, 2013 6:20 AM CST
That doesn't look like my American Indian. Mine is a dark bright orange.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Aug 15, 2013 6:21 AM CST
Check the plant database. There is a pic of it there and it is indeed orange.
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 15, 2013 7:01 AM CST
Well that's the mystery! Actually I bought another American Indian so I could check and see if it was like the first one, and it was the same. Different soil maybe???
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 15, 2013 7:04 AM CST
I really think that is way too much of a color difference to be soil related. They evidently sold you the wrong plant.
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 15, 2013 11:15 AM CST
But two different sources? Unless the second source got it from the same first source I did! Which was Wild's. Definately some room for mis-identification there...I really like whatever it is that I have, just that curiosity thing, ya' know?
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 15, 2013 3:22 PM CST
Yes, I would be curious too. I believe I ordered mine from Wild's also but many, many years ago.
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 15, 2013 3:50 PM CST
I am going to try to find someone who sells it now.

caitlinsgarden
Aug 15, 2013 5:34 PM CST
The only place I could find on google that sells it is Wright's Daylilies, and they have your orange one. Guess mine is just misidentified, but I like mine better what ever it is!

caitlinsgarden
Aug 16, 2013 4:55 PM CST
I think it is "Purple Waters" a historic by Russell.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/362350

The link above shows several images of it from davesgarden.

It is in the data base here also. One mystery solved!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 17, 2013 5:30 AM CST
I think you are right!!!
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caitlinsgarden
Aug 18, 2013 6:36 AM CST
I will follow the advice given here to buy a named one and compare it.

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