Daylilies forum: Daylilies - identify these for me.

Views: 827, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Image
petruske
May 15, 2014 12:26 AM CST
I have two daylilies that do not match the images in the Plant Database from All Things Plants. The names on them when purchased were: Plum Perfect and Spare Time.



Thumb of 2014-05-15/petruske/89baaf

Plum Perfect was purchased in a pot and someone could have mixed labels.
Spare Time was dug while at a daylily farm. Already had a bloom so I got what I wanted, but perhaps I, and the digger, took the name from another daylily next to it in the row.
I appreciate any help you may offer.
Petruske
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
May 15, 2014 8:22 AM CST
Welcome! Petruske!!!


Sorry about your misidentified daylilies. I do not recognize either one. Hope you get an id for them.
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
chalyse
May 15, 2014 10:05 AM CST
The first one looks a bit like Grape Kool-Aid to me:



But, if it is more in the red range (hard to tell with photos), maybe:



It will help if you check the stats and see if they generally match up (height, flower size, etc), though those things can vary! Additionally, if you cross-pollinate them with known dips or tets you may find out which ploidy it is.

Hopefully, others may have some additional cultivars that might be possible matches. :D
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
[Last edited by chalyse - May 15, 2014 10:12 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #614813 (3)
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Image
petruske
May 15, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Sure does look like Grape Kool-Aid!! That's "Kool". Thanks I think I will change the name tag in my garden (keeping notes on my computer).
I'm going to email the place where I purchased Spare Time to ask what daylily they have on both ends of the REAL Spare Time daylily.

Petruske Smiling
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
chalyse
May 15, 2014 10:13 AM CST
Great Idea to contact them to see if they can sort it out! As always, with over 70,000 daylily cultivars, our guesses are just guesses. Group hug Hope to see more of your photos here and in the database soon! Thumbs up
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
May 16, 2014 8:42 AM CST

Plants Admin

That's the best way to get an ID, ask the original vendor. With over 77,000 registered daylilies, and nothing very distinctive in the looks, there could be literately hundreds of possibilities. Better to give it a garden name if you never hear back from the vendor.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Image
petruske
May 16, 2014 4:49 PM CST
I heard back from the vendor. I have the correct plant and correct name: Here is their reply: Our 'Spare Time' is a daylily that we have hybridized and named 'Spare Time'. We have not registered the daylily so we are free to call it whatever we want. You have the correct name, that is definitely Spare Time.

I will make notes that it is an unregistered daylily. I looked up their plant list from and did see that they do indicate with an * all the unregistered plants.

Problem solved! Smiling
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
chalyse
May 16, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Cool! So nice to know the history of a plant. I find that a lot of hybridizers and sellers either create or sell unregistered daylilies that they must personally admire. A very pretty flower, too. Thumbs up
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Lilies Ponds Echinacea Irises Butterflies
Bee Lover Dragonflies Hummingbirder Birds Pollen collector Seed Starter
Image
Cat
May 16, 2014 10:49 PM CST
I didn't think you could sell them with an actual name if they were not registered. That would be confusing. What if someone else ends up using the Name that they are calling those daylilies?
Cat
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
chalyse
May 16, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Yup, with 70,000 registered and who knows how many unregistered, it does get confusing. Add in when even registered daylilies are ID'd incorrectly by simple human error (or roving rizome roots!) from their point of origin, and ... well ... I'd be skeptical of anyone who claims to be absolutely sure about what they have, what ploidy it is, how tall the scape will go in any given environment, etc. But, in balance, as long as someone's not asking $800 for a DF they have not seen bloom, I'm good with people doing their best, questioning things when they seem off, and enjoying all the amazing faces that daylilies present to us.

Somehow that reminds me ... Enchanted Elegance. At first I though my fans could not be right because the eye was soooo chalky and unattractive, not like in the pictures. It was like that all last summer and I'd tagged it for culling. But now it has just bloomed with a nice blended eye and petal, so at least I now believe it is the right plant. I just don't like daylilies that take forever to "settle in" so I may end up tossing it after getting some pollen ... always something, eh? Hilarious!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
[Last edited by chalyse - May 16, 2014 11:03 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #616140 (10)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"