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Sep 23, 2014 6:29 AM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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In a few weeks the AHS will announce the winner of the 2014 Stout Silver Medal, the highest honor a daylily can receive. Thought it might be fun for ATP members to vote for their favorite daylily on the 2014 ballot and later, when the award is announced, see if we agree with the AHS garden judges. Which ones do you grow? How do they perform for you? Which ones are your favorites? ..... If you were to give a medal to one of the 34 daylilies on the ballot (pictured below) which one would it be?


































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Sep 23, 2014 6:41 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
It's curious to me that 'Hyperion' is on the ballet. It's now been registered for 100 years. Daylilies don't age out of eligibility? I think that's a good thing, but I'm surprised.
Donald
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Sep 23, 2014 6:50 AM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
FASHION POLICE.

With Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a real close finish.
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Sep 23, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Each year the Awards Committee may add up to 10 cultivars to the HM section of the ballot. The vast majority of those were from deceased hybridizers. Many of those put on the HM ballot during my time as Awards chair (2008-2011) not only won the HM, but also the AM, and are now on the Stout ballot. Hyperion, Red Ribbons, Look Here Mary, Webster's Pink Wonder were all added by. A& H and now are in the running for the Stout!
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Sep 23, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
needrain said:It's curious to me that 'Hyperion' is on the ballet. It's now been registered for 100 years. Daylilies don't age out of eligibility? I that's a good thing, but I'm surprised.


Also it appears 'Hyperion' is shows susceptibility to rust, but I guess that doesn't count.
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Sep 23, 2014 7:15 AM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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BASS GIBSON. I really like HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN, but I think Karol has better plants which are more worthy of the medal.
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Sep 23, 2014 7:16 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Thank you, Julie. That seems to be a good system for recognizing plants that may not have been widely known when they were first distributed.
Donald
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Sep 23, 2014 7:18 AM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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Xenacrockett said:

Also it appears 'Hyperion' is shows susceptibility to rust, but I guess that doesn't count.



They are all susceptible to rust at this point just to varying degrees.
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Sep 23, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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I grow four of these: BASS GIBSON, LINDA BECK, WISPY RAYS and WONDER OF IT ALL, and I love them all. But I immediately knew that the one I would vote for is WONDER OF IT ALL. Even though it's listed as a Dormant it behaves as an Evergreen for me, never losing its foliage, whereas BASS GIBSON does totally die back each winter. And LINDA BECK just doesn't bloom enough for me for some reason. My second choice would be WISPY RAYS because it's so colorful and, even though I don't remember ever getting any rebloom, the blooms are fantastic. But WONDER OF IT ALL is a real trooper and sends up beautiful blooms no matter how much I neglect it, so it gets my vote -- plus the blooms are always almost perfect.
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Sep 23, 2014 9:28 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Did you want us to vote on the ones pictured? I grow several but others I would just like to grow. Funny, I thinking of making a Stout winner bed. Good info at the AHS page?

http://www.daylilies.org/stout...
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Sep 23, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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If not this year, I think Bass Gibson is a sure winner at some point.
It seemed to really ring in the teeth 'boom'.
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Sep 23, 2014 11:36 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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I don't own Bali watercolor, but have seen it in other gardens with a huge clump and tons of blooms.
Linda beck dosent do very good.
Laura hardwood had 1 bud this year! Better than it did last year! Hilarious!
Shores of time is a garden favorite! Increases rapidly and blooms a ton.
Velvet ribbons it does ok, gorgeous flower.
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Sep 23, 2014 1:09 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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My vote is for Wonder Of It All. I only got it this year, but it is by far my favorite so far.
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Sep 23, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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I grow Bass Gibson, Heartbeat of Heaven, Intelligent Design, Laura Harwood, Mabou, Margo Reed Indeed, Rock Solid, Shores of Time, Stella's Ruffled Fingers, Symphony of Praise, Webster's Pink Wonder, Wispy Rays and Wonder of it All for a total of 13. Intelligent Design and Mabou are my favorites some of the others have not yet established well in my garden as they have not been here that long.
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Sep 23, 2014 4:59 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Heartbeat of Heaven would be first for me. Margo Reed Indeed would be a close second.
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Sep 23, 2014 5:39 PM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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There are 11 of the nominees growing in the garden....

BALI WATERCOLOR - grows well, beautiful bloom, branching and budcount are low.
BASS GIBSON - saw this in a friends garden last year and loved it. Newly planted this year and will wait until next year to evaluate after it goes through a winter here.
GAVIN PETIT- Nice dark eye but branching/budcount are very low.
HYPERION- a long time favorite and one of my 3 picks for award consideration.
JERRY HYATT - awesome flower and plant. Always makes visitors stop to admire the large blooms ( me too!). Second cultivar considered for the award.
LINDA BECK- blooms are beautiful, open nicely, low budcount/branching.
ROCK SOLID- great northern grower, blooms open well, increases nicely, branching and budcount. Third one on my short list for consideration.
SHORES OF TIME - another good northern daylily with pretty clear pink blooms. Does not open well for me on the cooler mornings.
WEBSTER'S PINK WONDER - Huge bloom, scapes are strong enough to hold the large blooms upright without being over done and clumsy. Budcount and branching are not as good as some others on the list.
WISPY RAYS - Love this one! The color screams at you from a distance, big bloom, grows well for me, nice in a clump, low budcount.
WONDER OF IT ALL- This one is gorgeous when it opens well. Unfortunately the edge hangs up on more than the majority of the blooms for me.

Four grew here but have left the garden for various reasons...
BETTY FORD, BRER RABBIT'S BABY, RED RIBBONS and VELVET RIBBONS.

From my short list of Hyperion, Jerry Hyatt and Rock Solid...
I vote for Jerry Hyatt.
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Sep 23, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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Her best bloomers and Velvet Ribbons are a tie for me. They both perform so well for me with the horrid neglect I give them. This was my first year for Bass gibson, so hard to judge it on only one season.
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Sep 23, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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It gives one faith in the Stout Medal that it can search through the years for the good.
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Sep 23, 2014 7:26 PM CST

Bass Gibson hands down! Fashion Police a distant second.
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Sep 23, 2014 9:41 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Jerry Hyatt, as much because I know the backstory as because it is beautiful.
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