Daylilies forum: Alphabet of Daylily Terms...Let's Talk About "Y"

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Name: Char
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Char
Mar 1, 2015 7:22 AM CST

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Admit, I'm a bit stuck this morning.

Starting with Yellow...I don't normally purchase yellows for their color although I do like yellows in the garden. A few favorites...
Three Rivers Gold, a few years ago I won this in a raffle at a Lilyhemmer meeting.


Memories of Mother is a daylily I would consider to be voluptuous, one of our terms in the "V" thread.


Tall Blonde, a pleated yellow, has huge blooms and leather like substance with a waxy finish.


A new yellow last year was Extra Effort a sculpted cristate form. Really looking forward to seeing it bloom this year!



After looking these favorites up I wondered if there were any daylilies registered with yellow eyezones, there were.

Yellow Appliques



Yellow watermarks





You can search for more by using the Search for Characteristics section in the ATP Daylily Database and typing in the "color description" box what you are looking for.

And finally a why...."Y" does it always seem to happen...when I have pollen in my hand and I think of the perfect cross for using it...the daylily I want to use it on either has not begun blooming Yet this year or had blooms open Yesterday? Rolling my eyes.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 1, 2015 9:44 AM CST
Char of course you know that's when you refrigerate it and wait till the next day or two. Thumbs up
I love yellows also after getting over the Stella phobia. Rolling on the floor laughing
Some that come to mind:
Solar Music
Ram
Jen Melon
Sears Tower
One Above You
Demetrius
Yazoo Elsie Hintson
Yellow Lollipop

YES!
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Frillylily
Mar 1, 2015 10:30 AM CST
http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/
Yancey

http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/
Yonski

http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/
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Frillylily
Mar 1, 2015 10:31 AM CST
One of my favorite yellows
Yellow Bouquet

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Yellow Bouquet')
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Polymerous
Mar 1, 2015 11:38 AM CST
I admit, yellow was the only term I could think of. *Blush*

Yellow daylilies are very cheerful in the garden, especially past the peak of bloom. I strongly feel that every garden, no matter how small, should have at least one yellow daylily, even if it is *gasp* a miniature daylily, in a pot:



Some of the yellows in my garden (many of which you have seen before, some of which are polychromes or blends):





(also, the Tetra version of the above, but I have not seen it in bloom yet)




(has not grown to its registered height here, probably due to shade and lousy acidic clay)




(stretching the definition a bit, as this was registered as a "cream gold pink")


("yellow with a pink cast")



Since I just pitched out a couple of rusty yellows, I ordered and am awaiting delivery this season of two more resistant ones. (I am reluctantly breaking a rule on height here as these two daylilies are shorter than I like, but I wanted them for their rust resistance (I have hybridizing plans), and if need be, I can always put them into pots.)




Finally, a sampling of seedlings:

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The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 1, 2015 11:48 AM CST
"Yucky" describes the frozen mush of evergreen daylily foliage at this time of year.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 1, 2015 12:57 PM CST
I think 'yucky' is going to be an apt description of all that new daylily growth after the late Feb & March cold spells are finished with them. I knew the weather was fooling them into active growth too early. They will just have to adapt to that sort of weather pattern (or not, I guess) because that's normal in my location most of the time.

I like yellow daylilies. And orange. And Red. Even pink and lavender. And those with eyes and patterns and watermarks. I still have a couple of yellows on the wish list. Yellow comes in different shades the same as other colors.
Donald
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Halfprice
Mar 1, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Yippee! It was dry and sunny for most of the day.

Yellow daylilies are so cheerful.

Yellow Angel
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First Knight
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Going Bananas
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Imperial Lemon
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Seedling
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Let Loose - new, not the best photo!
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Finally . . . Yearning for better weather Rolling my eyes.
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kidfishing
Mar 1, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Coyote Moon
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Emerald Splendor
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Sherry Lane Carr
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Strung Out 9 INCH BLOOM!
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Substantial Eveidence
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Some yellows that I want...
Ten Gallon Hat
Sears Tower
Solar Music
The Space Race
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needrain
Mar 4, 2015 6:20 PM CST
'Y' for that yellow daylily in Mike's avatar @Hazelcrestmikeb. That's a great daylily photo if you enlarge it. Is it a registered cultivar or a seedling, Mike?
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kidfishing
Mar 4, 2015 8:14 PM CST
I agree I wonder if it's Sears Tower. Drooling
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 6, 2015 9:35 AM CST
Kidfishing you are GOOD. Rolling on the floor laughing
Donald it is Sears Tower.
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kidfishing
Mar 6, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Green Grin! Angel
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 6, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Thank you, Mike. The registered height on 'Sears Tower' exceeds the upper height limit I've set Sad . Since I'm planting in what I call 'patio containers' the plant itself is already elevated 2' above ground level. If the really tall ones reach their registered height, the blooms will be above my head and I used to be 6' when I was younger. The current level of my shrinkage allows me to get some tall ones, but not as tall as 'Sears Tower'. It always looks good in photos, though. The ones I've had in pots have reached or got close to their registered heights after the plants have been established for a year. I thought maybe they wouldn't do that growing in pots, but the preliminary indication is that they will.
Donald
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blue23rose
Mar 6, 2015 12:36 PM CST
I think Yellow daylilies taste YUMMY! I have tasted some of the other lighter colored daylilies too and they taste like lettuce. Some of the darker ones have a bitter taste.

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Polymerous
Mar 6, 2015 11:17 PM CST
Donald, my 'Sears Tower' has been in a 2-3 gallon pot for several years *Blush* , and it has never approached its registered height of 72" (6 feet). The height of the pot is maybe 10" or so, I am 5' 2", and I see the blooms pretty much eye-to-eye, so that would give it a height of 5' 4" at best. Of course, that spot in the garden does get a lot of shade, so that might factor into it. Confused

My husband is 6' 3"; here is a picture of him with the (potted) 'Sears Tower':

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I forgot to say that once 'Sears Tower' gets into bloom, I have always had to stake it as the scapes leaned and flopped. I don't know if it is because it is grown in a lot of shade, or if it behaves like that in full sun situations. So depending on how you support the scapes, the blooms would be at a lesser height, still.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 7, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Polymerous, they do lean. Even though mine is in a garden on the north side of the house it get quite a lot of late morning - afternoon sun. Mine in the picture are not staked but you can see the leaning action.
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 7, 2015 8:35 AM CST
Sears Tower bud count last season was, 28,24,19 and 15. Those were the top four scapes counted.
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Polymerous
Mar 7, 2015 12:35 PM CST
That is a better bud count than I get; I get around 12-15. Time to get it out of the pot, and (maybe, some of it) out of the shade.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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