Daylilies forum: Does anyone know this reverse bi-tone daylily?

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Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 20, 2014 7:59 AM CST
In 2005 we bought this cultivar from a large southern US daylily farm.
It was bought as "Forbidden Desires" which it obviously is not.
It averages about 25" high and has a flower in the 5" range.
It is a tet.

Thanks for your suggestions

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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 20, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Maybe you can send the lace you bought it a picture and ask what it is, or look on their website and see if you can find another flower they sell that looks like it.
The daylily 'farm' term throws me off a little.
Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 21, 2014 6:27 AM CST
Hi Pam, thanks for the suggestion. I did recently ask and I did go over their website looking at all their current offerings and unfortunately this plant is not one of them. I do know that they have over 5000 named cultivars available for sale (all growing on their property) plus their own seedlings. So sadly, they don't know.

Can you clarify "throws me off" - do you mean it is confusing, or has a negative connotation?

Cheers,
Giles
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 21, 2014 7:18 AM CST
A daylily farm throws up red flags to me for tissue cultured daylilies. Ive never really heard of a hybridyzers garden called a farm.
In this case, I thought the word farm was just maybe a regional difference. I would love to know where you got it, altho it might not be a good thing for my wallet. I do know that most people would make you right on that daylily.

Good luck, let me see who I can find to help you more, this time of the year, thing slow down a little.
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Frillylily
Oct 21, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Homestead Farms is a dl nursery in MO. I guess it depends on how the term is used.
I would just keep looking at the website every season, when they get enough of that available, they should list it again to sell. Those places change their catalog a few times a year usually.
Just an idea, but you might carefully look through the F's if they row them out alphabetically in the fields. It could be that it got mixed up with a neighbor.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 21, 2014 11:29 AM CST
Exactly, I think it to be interchangeable as well. It just threw me at first, as I always seem to hear the word garden.
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 21, 2014 5:38 PM CST
It is a very pretty color, but I don't know any daylilies that look like that.

There was a daylily farm near where I live and the owners always called it that too. They had over 1000 daylilies that they bought from hybridizers and also grew their own seedlings. I guess it just depends on what a person gets used to hearing. Boy, I sure do miss that place since they retired!
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Name: Doris&David Bishop
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Casshigh
Oct 21, 2014 5:45 PM CST
People in our section of the US (northwest GA.) often refer to big daylily gardens as "daylily farms". We are often introduced to friends as "they have a daylily farm." Not really...

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 22, 2014 4:47 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Yes, Doris. I will never forget the first time I heard that reference. I grew up on a traditional farm, so when I was introduced to daylilies and actually saw a daylily "farm", it was nothing like I expected.
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Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 22, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Okay, now I understand. Anyway, allow me to explain our position.

We refer to ourselves as a daylily farm, not a garden. We are setup to be commercial. People can walk up and down rows as opposed to wander thru gardens with abstract shaped beds and water features etc. We truly are a farm with the difference being that rather than having a crop that is wheat or corn or cotton, our crop is daylilies. We don't do tissue culture, we buy our plants from other daylily growers, many of which are "farms" in my mind (e.g. Marietta Gardens); Some are nursery operations (e.g. Floyd Cove) and some are display gardens operations - private, non commercial, so I will not name.

Our place (Dreamy Daylilies) is a small hobby farm operation, with only 300 cultivars, and is insured as such.
I've attached a picture of our field so hopefully you can understand why I call it a farm rather than a garden. I think you actually have to click on the picture so it will open up and provide a true representation of our field.

Anyway, we bought this particular plant from Marietta Gardens. The Shooters have been outstanding to us, and I am not asking them for a replacement plant. When we bot this plant (along with another 20 or so) in 2005 it was simply for personal enjoyment. We have bot from them 3 times now, probably over 50 cultivars in total and this was the only "wrong" one. At the time, we were simply a garden, and to have one "wrong" plant was not really a concern. Now we are commercial, and simply want to know what it is that we have.
I can't ask them to send me Forbidden Desires now. The shipping and Phyto costs would be very disproportionate to the plant cost and as such would simply be unfair for me to even ask.

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Oct 22, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Beautiful!!! I'm glad you mentioned the Shooters because when I looked at that picture they are who I thought of. They have a lot of flowers with veining but most are dips. Maybe you got a dip there and that would be someplace to start anyway.
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Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 22, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Thanks Cindy - I have been reluctant to bother them, but I guess that given the time of year it is, they might spare a few minutes to look at this plant.

Cheers,
Giles
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Oct 22, 2014 7:40 AM CST
I would love to have a garden like that. All easy to see and to get at. And lots of them.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Oct 22, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Awesome plants, just beautiful.

I dont think it would be bothering them at all to contact. They are great people with great plants, and who doesnt love a good mystery.
Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Oct 22, 2014 9:18 AM CST
That looks like more than 300 daylilies!
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Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Kidfishing - LOL!!! Yes there are more than 300 plants - actually about 5000. We have 300 different cultivars. You can see the various cultivars on our website - dreamydaylilies.com

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 23, 2014 5:04 AM CST
I like the way the daylilies can be filtered on your website Guybo.
Vickie
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Name: Guybo
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Guybo
Oct 23, 2014 5:59 AM CST
Thank you!

If an effort to improve it, is there any other categories that you would like to see? We might be able to accommodate.

Cheers
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 23, 2014 4:05 PM CST
I can't think of anything, Guybo. It is a nice setup Thumbs up
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Name: Guybo
Blenheim, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Guybo
Oct 23, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Thank you, we appreciate it.

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