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Jul 29, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
There are so many wonderful and different cultivars of daylilies displayed in photos on the many threads here on the Daylily Forum. Even though a photo speaks a 1000 words, it would still be nice to have more detailed information on each cultivar for others who may consider adding it to their garden.

This thread is just a poll to find out which cultivars you think deserve a "Daily Daylily Cultivar Spotlight".

I am only asking that you add the names of those that you already have that you think should be featured in such a daily thread. Please add the name of your top 10 or less daylilies. We would like to feature one daylily a day, in order of the most votes and/or the order they were listed. We will feature all listed. When we finish with that list we will poll again for more. Thank you!

I don't have many registered daylies, but I will add one that I love:

Lavender Stardust

EDITED TO ADD: The main reason for THIS thread is to only compile a LIST of your top 10 favorite daylilies that you own so that you can share pertinent information about them LATER, for others who might be thinking of adding them to their own collection. (Save your comments for when the cultivar is featured!) We are also planning to add a few more questions for each cultivar in the Plant Files Database and hope anyone who has the "cultivar of the day" will be kind enough to answer these new questions. (There will only be a few questions and it should only take a minute or two to answer them.) Each "Cultivar of the Day" thread link will be added as a reference note in the database (for that specific cultivar) so others researching them can read additional information about them in the Cultivar of the Day threads.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Jul 29, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Indiana Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Some of the ones that I have to stop and admire every time they are in bloom...
In no particular order:


Sunglasses Needed
Stenciled Infusion
Dragonfly Dawn
Midnight Mystery
Undefinable - yes it's new but I think it will prove to be a game changer.
Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson
Rose F. Kennedy
Emerald Starburst
Blue Beetle
Bluegrass Music
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Jul 29, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Well, I will have to check and see which ones don't have the info already listed then make my list up!
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Jul 29, 2015 10:06 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Larry - The Daily Cultivar Featured can also be for daylilies that DO have information in the database. Each cultivar thread is to add "additional" info and it's corresponding thread will be referenced under each cultivar in the Plant File Database. Having a thread will allow growers and gardeners to add to the individual cultivar thread at any time. It would nice to see comments on the day the cultivar is featured, but more comments can always be added later, too! Photos, growing information, any special reasons you like a particular cultivar, disease and pest resistance in YOUR garden, it's performance in your area, etc. All useful info for others who may be interested in why such a cultivar is appreciated.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Jul 29, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Irises Hellebores Region: Europe Dragonflies
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
As I started with Daylilies this Spring I only have 20 different cultivars that have flowered this Summer... Smiling

the ones that I am absolutely in love with are:

Russian Rhapsody
Storm Damage
Mountain Top Experience
Wilson Spider
Radiation Biohazard and
Walt Reinke
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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Jul 29, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Beautiful in a clump are:

Stargate Portal
Gudrid
Maxfield Parrish
Sexy Sally
Startle

Have to add Margo Reed Indeed as it looked super nice today.

Lighthouse Gardens
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Jul 29, 2015 11:07 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Ok, then just the ones I already have that I would like to see featured as a daily spotlight!
1. Super Purple
2. Scottish Fantasy
3. David Kirchhoff
4.Carnival In Mexico
5.Scatterbrain
6.Sparks One Hot Mama
7.Zagora
8.Tuscawilla Tigress
9.Orange Velvet
10.Mister Lucky
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Jul 29, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Irises Hellebores Region: Europe Dragonflies
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
as a beginning DL aficionado Hilarious! comments added to the Daylilies in the database would be VERY helpful!
Now I can only look at the different photo's and have to wait and see how they will perform.. Shrug!

is it a fast grower or will I have to wait 5 year before I have a nice clump (in which case I might decide to start with more fans!),
how do they handle high temps, rain, wind, how sturdy are the scapes....

I try to find comments about certain cultivars I'm interested in by following treads, but this woulld be so much easier! Thumbs up Thumbs up


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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Jul 29, 2015 4:27 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Mayo - Exactly! I agree with you wholeheartedly.

Another TWO I want to add:

Siloam Double Classic
Paper Butterfly

I love both of mine and they are new fans in my yard. Siloam Double Classic is getting ready to bloom again! Yee haw!!! Hurray! Hurray!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Jul 29, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
First off i agree with one from Larry's list Carnival In Mexico. Just got it last year and it is beautiful and has grown tall with many buds and large blooms. One i would never get rid of.

Mathew Martin
Mighty Chestnut
Baja- old but great bloomer of vibrant red.
Illini Jackpot-deep red and monster clump every year.
Rapid Eye Movement-they can see it from space.
Laura Harwood
Sabine Baur
Heal Thy Spirit-my avatar.
Destined To See

Thats all for now.
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
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Jul 29, 2015 5:05 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I will start off with Red Volunteer it is in our Region 10 list every year!

Wilson Spider
Big Kiss
Gudrid
Hurricane Bob
Cool Confections
Web of Intrigue
Destined to See
Baracuda Bay
Custard Candy oldie but blooms like crazy for me!
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 29, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Daylilies that stood out to me this year.
Highland Pinched Fingers
Oceans Eleven
Joan Derifield
Choral Majority
Cameroons
Zada Mae
Bold Heritage
Lee Pickles
Moonstruck Madness
Stolen Treasure
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Jul 29, 2015 6:31 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
Gale i just got Joan Derifield and Highland Pinched Fingers this year. Hopefully they will be great next season for me.
Teresa, Destined to See bloomed crazy for me this year. Many scapes from a small clump. So nice to see others have same taste that i do.
In the orange category i would like to add Orange Tremor. Its been the same spot for probably 7 years and its a real monster when it comes to blooms and muscular scalers. I'll either have to divide it or move i to a larger spot.
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Jul 29, 2015 6:42 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Becky, I just wanted to make sure that the purpose of this was clear to everyone because, judging from some of the posts, I wonder if some people are taking this as a 'these are my favorite daylilies, let's celebrate them' instead of a "what cultivars would you like to see more information on" type of thing. Whistling

Just a thought, but maybe a line or two could be added (edited) in the initial post to make sure it is clear? Smiling
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Jul 29, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Here are some that really stood out in my garden this year:

Desperado Love
Best for Last
Destined to See
Aztec Headdress
Edge of Your Seat
Linda Beck
Astral Voyager
Sugar Magnolia
Baja California
Teddy Bears Picnic

Debra
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Jul 29, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
DND - I added a note to the first post. I hope folks will understand what the main purpose is for doing a featured "Daylily of the Day" thread.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Jul 29, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Lilies Irises Hostas Garden Art
Daylilies Dahlias Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My list:

Discover the stars
Pink flamingo
Entwined in the vine
Purple cheetah
White eyes pink dragon
Gail Braunstein
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
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Jul 29, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'd like to see more information on the following daylilies:

Creature of the Night
Damask
Give Me Eight
Shirley Temple Curls
Jack's Caboose

I might add another 5 later to hit my limit of 10, but these are the ones I am interested in finding out more about right now.
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Jul 31, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
Does anyone grow Sir Francis Drake? Would like to know how fast of a multiplier it is.
SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
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Aug 3, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Cat Lover Daylilies Echinacea Region: Georgia Heucheras Hostas
Hybridizer Irises
Top 10 daylilies that I can share data on:
Broadway Charmer
Indian Giver
Janice Brown
Lavender Blue Baby
Mary's Gold
Night Beacon
Orange Velvet
Pardon Me
Raspberry Candy
Siloam Baby Talk

A few more that are not yet mature in my garden, but would be interested to see featured:
Almost All Green
Bela Lugosi
Destined to See
Sir Francis Drake
Mary Ethel Anderson

A little off topic, but... Regarding the data collection form, I would love to see some optional buttons or check boxes, such as "well branched", "fast increaser", "prolifs", etc. This way people could "comment", but it would be searchable.

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