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Claudia
Aug 23, 2015 9:29 AM CST
@beckygardener so glad you started this series of daily posts!

This particular daylily of the day helped me decide to take MRI off my want list. I had always thought it was a taller daylily. I would have been unhappy with the short habit of this plant. This shows me I really need to pay more attention to the details of plants I think I want.

Thank You!
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Claudia - This new feature was at the urging of others here - just like you - who really wanted more information about the different cultivars to help them determine which daylily would be one they should spend their money and time on. I appreciate your comment and I hope everyone continues to post their performance evaluations at any time on any of the Daylily of the Day threads for cultivars they own or have owned. Thumbs up
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 23, 2015 10:04 AM CST
I actually like the shorter ones, LoL! I'm looking forward to seeing how MRI does next year once it is a little more established in my garden. A friend traded with me because she didn't want MRI anymore, she likes Heavenly Angel Ice more, and I think I can see why. I do, however, think MRI might still deserve a permanent spot in my garden once she gets going, I'll just have to see what next year brings.

For what it's worth, anyone who is thinking about purchasing MRI, Dancing Daylilies in Alabama has a really good price on it! Thumbs up
Name: Betsy
Coastal Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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elenn
Sep 3, 2015 3:59 AM CST
Hello all-
This is my first post on this forum and I love daylilies. I have about 100 different cultivars, and they are doing great, except ....
Unfortunately, my first post is a negative one. Margo Reed Indeed has been my biggest disappointment. Is it possible to get a dud division? It's the foliage! Yellow, brown, dead or dying. I've moved it around, coddled it, etc. I don't spray as a rule, but the only way I can get MRI to be anything but an eyesore in my garden is to douse it with chemical fungicides. I use the Bayer systemic poison that I put on my 2 Paul Auston roses--I have it on hand and it seems to work.
If anyone wants this problem child, I have a big pot of it sitting on my front porch. I can't bring myself to throw it out, I can't sell it, and I haven't been able to give it away.
Thanks for all the great info on this forum, and I will be more positive in the future!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 3, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Welcome! elenn! Glad you joined what I consider the best gardening site on the www.

Sorry you are disappointed in MRI. I don't have it, but certainly understand the feeling of not wanting to just throw a dl away. Smiling
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Sep 3, 2015 5:19 AM CST
Welcome! Betsy! It sounds like it could be a growing conditions problem. Please feel free to post a new thread in the Daylily Forum to ask the question about the foliage of your plant. We have some experts on the forum who may be able to help you determine what is going on with Margo Reed Indeed and get her looking healthy. Thank you for your honest evaluation post of this cultivar. Thumbs up
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Name: Betsy
Coastal Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
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elenn
Sep 4, 2015 3:21 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome and the advice. I think I will just move it to a warm, sunny, low traffic spot and let it do its thing for a while.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Aug 30, 2017 12:59 PM CST
I'm really surprised by how many people say MRI is short, mine has always been the height it should be, despite being a little crowded by echinaceas. Has multiplied like crazy & always blooms well. I need to move it, my only complaint might be that the scapes fall a bit, but when I looked at it I am pretty sure that is because the echinaceas are pushing against it-also it is at the edge of shade from a tree so the echinacea & daylily are probably all reaching for more sun.
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Aug 31, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Funny that this thread popped up again just a day after I dug and divided MRI for my daylily sale. I decided not to keep any for myself. Not that I found anything wrong with it, I just needed places to plant the new daylilies I have coming this fall. I still think it's a very elegant, charming daylily. Hope I don't look back in a years or so and regret no longer having it.

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