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Sep 2, 2014 4:21 AM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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COLBY COVENTRY is my favorite! Drooling
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Sep 2, 2014 4:49 AM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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I agree Hurray!
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Sep 2, 2014 5:05 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful!!! Too bad it's evergreen. I try not to buy any of those in my climate any more.
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Sep 3, 2014 4:49 AM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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Cindy,
I am going to try Colby Coventry. I like Voyager's color, but I have a rule that I do not buy plants with scapes shorter than 25". Maybe some day I will have a tall raised bed for short daylilies.
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Sep 3, 2014 5:43 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I agree about the short scapes. I like them at least 26" or taller.
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Sep 3, 2014 7:11 AM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
I like how they do the pedigrees.

Intro prices also seem sane.
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Sep 3, 2014 7:15 AM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
Hemlady said:I agree about the short scapes. I like them at least 26" or taller.


I agree

I had some here reach 51" this last year.

Easier to see when you're "eye" to eye.
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Sep 3, 2014 3:11 PM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
Now that I am more knowledgeable, I do a much better job of making my selections. I no longer buy just because it is the pretty one since I am looking for other features.

Bill is all about the perfect modern form and he knows what the perfect modern form should look like. I know that there are thousands of seedlings that he composts annually because they do not fit the criteria, nor do they appear that they may develop those characteristics.
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Sep 4, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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I for sure want them out of the leaves. Some scapes 26" you can see the flower, some you cant, because the plant gets so big. I think there a couple of people whos intros consistently have short scapes, that baffles me.
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Sep 4, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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gardenglory said:I for sure want them out of the leaves. Some scapes 26" you can see the flower, some you cant, because the plant gets so big. I think there a couple of people whos intros consistently have short scapes, that baffles me.

I agree I like my scapes close to 30". that way I know they will be above the foliage. Can't stand having to look thru a jungle of leaves to find a flower. Rolling my eyes.
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Sep 4, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Gerry, do the Maryott Daylilies do well for you in zone 5? How close to the registered stats do they come?

Thanks,
Gale
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Sep 4, 2014 6:56 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Aesthetically, flowers amongst the foliage can work beautifully. You have to take it case by case. Some are just plain frustrating , however.
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Sep 4, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
Gale, Bill's plants do very well for me regardless of leaf habit. Some take an extra year to acclimate. They are true to the stats; however, the color for Busy Being Blue has not performed well. The patterned flowers are more dramatic than the pictures.

The fans should be planted as early as possible, no later than mid August. Make sure to mulch well. I continue buying beyond mid August, but I pot them and bring them indoors mid November.
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Sep 7, 2014 6:28 AM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
I just bought Colby Coventry and the special gift is Broadway Debut.
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Sep 7, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Name: Doris&David Bishop
Cartersville, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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I really like Colby Coventry and am tempted...
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Sep 8, 2014 2:33 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Doris, that was my top pick too! I love it!
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Sep 8, 2014 7:24 PM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
So, ladies, buy it.
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Sep 8, 2014 10:32 PM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Gerry, thanks for the info.

Gale
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Sep 9, 2014 1:10 AM CST
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Perhaps the wrong place to ask?

The pictures. I can't do $100 on anything pictured. The pictures ruin the offering for me. I've paid as much and more for a select few.

We all have different tastes and interests. I'm a clump guy, sometimes a bloom guy, but mostly a clump guy. I need to see the scapes and vegetation to make an informed decision. I realize it's not the easiest thing to do with new introductions and it's easier to sell the bloom.

I like California Connection and Satin Stich being a fan of reds and yellows, with preference to CC in regard to height and features. I don't dispute the prices for new introductions but the pictures are artwork compared to what we post as gardeners. Playboy Bunny vs. White Castle waitress can be equally beautiful.. Granted it's all in the make-up and lighting (and marketing) but I want to see the plant. In all it's naked glory. In the sunlight, in the shade, whatever. But to be fair I purchase for stature as much as bloom. Pictures of daylilies in rows don't always work for me but it doesn't hurt.

Nothing against Maryott, I own none of their flowers. And I've seen numerous pics of beauties over the years that came from their gardens. Cheers and congratulations to them and their happy buyers.

Those artsy pictures just don't sell me. I can take a hundred pictures of any single bloom and never replicate that sales line, on any plant. Pie in the sky to me. Flower in the garden beats artwork to me. No need to make any flower prettier than it is.

I recall "Cat Ballou". Can't find it anywhere and the intro pics were beyond incredible, real pics here and elsewhere made a statement. It is a pretty flower. I'd try it but I no longer desire it because it doesn't live up to the artwork from what I've seen here and elsewhere. I'd go as high as 15 bucks based on real time, real world pictures.

Truth in advertising is all I ask for. Some buy the bloom, some buy the plant. I want to see it all, it's why I shop and share here. Real world pictures.
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Sep 9, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
Hostas Garden Ideas: Master Level
Wes,

It sounds like you have a system that pleases you, and that is very important.

Most daylily buyers, buy the flower. Many buy the credibility of the hybridizer. Some want to hybridize and they buy the genetics of the plant. The latter studies the parentage and the many characteristics that the purchased plant has.

It is a lot of work to be one of the latter, and I know it because I am the latter.

There is plenty of room for all of us with all our differences and motives for buying a particular plant.

Gerry

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