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Aug 9, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

"Margo Reed Indeed" is an unusual form, semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 2004 by Jim Murphy. Jim Murphy (and Margo Reed) have been hybridizing daylilies at Woodhenge Gardens in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Jim and Margo are AHS garden Judges. For more information about their Daylily Nursery:
http://woodhengegardens.com/

For additional information about Jim Murphy and Margo Reed, here is a thread all about them by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jim Murphy and Margo Reed" in Daylilies forum

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Margo Reed Indeed')

According to the AHS database, it is listed as a mid to late season bloomer, that has earned several awards which include: Award of Merit: 2010, Honorable Mention: 2007, and L/W: 2011. It is both pod and pollen fertile and currently has 26 registered children in the ATP database:
http://garden.org/plants/paren...





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Margo Reed Indeed')
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Aug 9, 2015 10:37 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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It is currently being sold by Jim for $20 for a triple fan for anyone interested in adding this one to their garden. He posted some additional information about it's growth and blooms, which includes mentioning two minor faults of this cultivar.:
http://woodhengegardens.com/it...
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Aug 10, 2015 6:40 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I have this daylily and absolutely love it. It's only fault to me, if you even consider it a fault, is that it is short. I prefer my ufo's to be taller. I got this one from our own Stilldew in a trade. It has been a bit slow to increase in my zone but is very hardy and does well in hot sun. My garden pic:


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Aug 10, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Thanks for the acorn Becky Smiling
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Aug 10, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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This is a lovely cultivar. The form reminds me of an Oriental lily. Beautiful!
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Aug 10, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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I am going to quote the hybridizer's comments from his website:

"Murphy, '04 - 28" MLaRe 7.5" semi.dip. Shocking cream-white cascade UF, ruffled edge. Award winner, long blooming. Superlative parent.

When I walked out of the house on July 12, 2000 to do my hybridizing, I was shocked, then got goosebumps. I knew that this flower was THE ONE. I was so excited that I left work early that day to see how it looked and to take photos. The next day, about 5 people were as excited as me. I was going to name it something cool with snow in the name. Margo asked me to name it for her. Actually, didn't ask ... It is a very light creamy pink on cool mornings. Most days, and all hot days, it is a cream white. The edge is very ruffled and whiter than the petals. The throat is chartreuse to green. I registered it conservatively with 3 branches and 19 buds. It can have many more with good culture. The scapes come up at different times, ensuring a long bloom season. It does some rebloom two weeks later. The parents are some of the best for ruffles and late bloom. It is a good parent. It proliferates heavily, down in the foliage. Two minor faults - it blooms just at the top of the foliage and sometimes has too many buds on the scapes to allow them to open freely. IT PROUDLY WON AN Award Of Merit."

Cindy - He concurs what you posted about the shorter scapes. Does this cultivar produce a lot of blooms? If so, have you noticed that some have a problem opening up completely because the blooms are so abundant and close to each other?
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Aug 10, 2015 8:37 AM CST
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It does have lots of blooms at a time so is beautiful in a large clump but no trouble opening for me that I noticed. But then again, I am all over the garden and since I am not heavily into daylilies anymore, I don't take too much notice other than looking for pretty bloom shots.
All I know is that I have been enjoying this daylily for years and for me, it's a keeper.
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Aug 10, 2015 8:49 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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OK, quick question, what does this award stand for? L/W: 2011 I am drawing a blank and AHS only has the awards available on Excel, which I don't have on my computer. I don't want the award abbreviated in the database.
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Aug 10, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Is it the Lambert Webster award?

http://daylilyandhostagardens....
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Aug 10, 2015 9:29 AM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Yep, thanks, I'll update it. Thumbs up
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Aug 10, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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I am a newbie to ATP, and also to Margo Reed Indeed, since I have been the proud owner of her for a grand total of three days. She arrived here in France from the US, via Belgium, but she has settled in really quickly and is already showing four tiny new fans. So I can at least attest to the fact that, like excellent wine, she travels well!
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Aug 10, 2015 10:00 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
cliftoncat - Welcome! to ATP Daylily Forum! Thank you so much for that VERY informative post about this cultivar traveling so far ... USA to Belgium .... and then finally to your garden in France! Sounds like she is one tough and strong daylily cultivar! Thanks so much for posting! And please comment again here on this thread as she starts showing off what she is truly capable of! Thank You!
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Aug 10, 2015 10:07 AM CST
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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It blooms short for me and in my opinion is not as good as others in that color range.
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Aug 10, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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A nursery I know has Margo Reed Indeed as a DIP ánd as a Tet..

What would be the difference (apart from the price Confused ) ?


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Aug 10, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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Boyd - Thanks for your honest report! Thumbs up
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Aug 10, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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Mayo - The tet would be a diploid conversion so that you could possibly use it in hybridizing with other tetraploids. Usually conversion daylilies are much more expensive, too.
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Aug 10, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
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But could I expect that all the other specs are the same?
Or would the TET be 'better' in some way?

(Somehow I have the strange idea that a TET is the improved version of a DIP.. Blinking )


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Aug 10, 2015 10:42 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
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Aug 10, 2015 10:50 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)
Becky, I have not had problems with blooms not opening up. I just went out and counted buds and I only had l0 buds per scape this summer so blooms were certainly not overcrowded.
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Aug 10, 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)
Thanks for the acorn Becky Smiling
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