Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day - Margo Reed Indeed

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 1099, Replies: 46 » Jump to the end
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 9, 2015 10:20 PM CST
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/parentage/32740/





Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! (I award an acorn for performance information posted on this thread.)

Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database!!! Thank you!
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Margo Reed Indeed')
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
[Last edited by beckygardener - Aug 9, 2015 10:24 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #925033 (1)
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 9, 2015 10:37 PM CST
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/items/?page=9#M
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
[Last edited by beckygardener - Aug 9, 2015 10:38 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #925037 (2)
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 10, 2015 6:40 AM CST
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:




Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 10, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Thanks for the acorn Becky Smiling
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
touchofsky
Aug 10, 2015 7:32 AM CST
This is a lovely cultivar. The form reminds me of an Oriental lily. Beautiful!
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 8:17 AM CST
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?
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
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2015 8:37 AM CST

Plants Admin

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.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2015 8:49 AM CST

Plants Admin

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.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Is it the Lambert Webster award?

http://daylilyandhostagardens.com/DayliliesAwards.html
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
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2015 9:29 AM CST

Plants Admin

Yep, thanks, I'll update it. Thumbs up
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
Image
cliftoncat
Aug 10, 2015 9:54 AM CST
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!
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 10:00 AM CST
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!
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
[Last edited by beckygardener - Aug 10, 2015 11:01 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #925249 (12)
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hummingbirder Bulbs Annuals Hybridizer Hostas
Butterflies Hibiscus Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Region: North Carolina Vegetable Grower
hillbilly
Aug 10, 2015 10:07 AM CST
It blooms short for me and in my opinion is not as good as others in that color range.
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener Organic Gardener
Image
Mayo62
Aug 10, 2015 10:31 AM CST
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 ) ?


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Boyd - Thanks for your honest report! Thumbs up
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
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 10:34 AM CST
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.
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
[Last edited by beckygardener - Aug 10, 2015 10:42 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #925282 (16)
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener Organic Gardener
Image
Mayo62
Aug 10, 2015 10:39 AM CST

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 )


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
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
Image
beckygardener
Aug 10, 2015 10:42 AM CST
Read about dip conversions here: http://www.daylilies.org/Whatley/IdentifyingConvertedTets.ht...

Here are two ATP thread about the differences:

The thread "Tetraploid vs diploid daylilies" in Daylilies forum

The thread "Dip to Tet Conversion questions" in Daylilies forum
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
[Last edited by beckygardener - Aug 10, 2015 10:53 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #925287 (18)
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 10, 2015 10:50 AM CST
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.
Lighthouse Gardens
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Aug 10, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Thanks for the acorn Becky Smiling
Lighthouse Gardens

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Past Plants of the Day forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"