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Aug 20, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

"Lavender Blue Baby" is a dormant diploid introduced in 1996 by Jack Carpenter. Jack owned and operated The Lily Farm until he sold it to his nephew, Mark, in 2010. Story can be found here:

http://lilyfarm.com/changingha...

More info about Jack Carpenter can be found on this thread:

The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jack Carpenter" in Daylilies forum

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lavender Blue Baby')

According to the ATP database, this is an early to midseason bloomer and may rebloom. It is also available as a tetraploid conversion. This cultivar won numerous AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 2007, Award of Merit: 2004, Honorable Mention: 2001, DCS: 2007, LEP: 2003
It has 270 registered children currently: http://garden.org/plants/paren...





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 'Lavender Blue Baby')
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Aug 20, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
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This is one of my favorite daylilies. It has been in my garden since 2013. Bloomed then and ever since. This year 6/9 was the day it first began blooming and continued until the end of July. Great Performer.
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Liz
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Aug 20, 2015 7:27 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
( @Emquinn ) Liz - Is that it's foliage behind the bloom in your photo? The bloom is beautiful and so is the foliage. I see that you are in NC .... have you noticed any rust on your leaves at all? I ask because I am always interested in rust resistant cultivars. I really like the look of this cultivar and it appears to be a wonderful parent plant to use in hybridizing.
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Aug 20, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
I just acquired this cultivar this year so much on its performance but i buy while they are still in bloom mostly.
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SO MANY DAYLILYS, SO LITTLE LAND
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Aug 21, 2015 3:50 AM CST
Name: Guybo
Blenheim, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Canadian Farmer Hybridizer Hostas Hummingbirder
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Only had LBB for two years now. It does draw a lot of interest in our field.
I do note that in this, it's second summer in our garden, it has multiplied a fair bit. It has gone from three fans up to eight, so I'll have to watch this one to see how quickly it multiplies. Ours seems to be a little taller (32/33")than listed (28").
May the blooms be with you!

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Aug 21, 2015 5:02 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 8a)
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Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I have this in the dip and tet forms. I love it. The color is just beautiful and the blooms are always well formed. I have set pods on the dip. It blooms mid-season. I've not counted blooms but as Liz mentioned above, it blooms a long time. I have not noticed rust on it.
Leslie

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Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I have had LBB for about 8 years and would never part with it. I love the color of it. I did not count buds this year because I did move it to a new location this spring and because of that, scapes were a bit shorter than normal. It does set pods well and pollen is also fertile. One of my favorite seedlings from LBB is this one:

(LAVENDER BLUE BABY X STARMAN'S QUEST)
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Aug 21, 2015 6:10 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
Cindy - Wow! That one turned out to be a wonderful cross! Beautiful!!! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Aug 21, 2015 6:21 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Thanks Becky and that is a very accurate color of it.
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Aug 21, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Cat Lover Daylilies Echinacea Region: Georgia Heucheras Hostas
Hybridizer Irises
I have both dip and tet LBB. Both are great performers, steady increasers, and fertile. A must have! This is one of my favorites for sure. The colors are beautiful and it has good branching. I will go home tonight and get bud count/branch/height info for a local report.

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Tet. LBB showing some "bearding". (Sorry for the poor photo quality.)
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Aug 21, 2015 7:31 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
Jessie - Thank you for your helpful evaluation of this cultivar. Your photos are great! I appreciate you filing a local report later on this cultivar! That info will be especially useful to others (me, included). Thumbs up
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Aug 22, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
LBB has never done great but I love the flower.
Great parent, pod and pollen fertile.
Under 10 buds with about a 24" scape.
LBB never has any splotches.
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Aug 23, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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I've had this daylily since last fall, and it has done beautifully for me here in HOT HUMID gulf coast Texas.
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Even got some seed pods from this plant.
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Aug 27, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Name: Jill
Weatherby, Missouri (Zone 5a)
Birds Charter ATP Member Daylilies Farmer Irises Region: Missouri
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I've grown this only the past two years, but it has done a fine job settling in. The color is spectacular and unique in my garden. It has increased well and rebloomed for me this year. Very nice cultivar and a good parent plant.
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Sep 2, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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I got lavender Blue baby in dip form in 2011, it has not done well for me, I started with 2 fans and I now have 4, it did not bloom the first 2 years. I do not get many blooms, some are ugly, some are pretty, the flowers are small, 3 & 1/2 inches on 24 inch scapes, sorry I don't have the bud count. Maybe it would do better in another location.

The above photo posted by Becky is not mine, I posted it in the database with permission from BX Creek Daylilies where I purchased my 2 fans.

This is how it looked in my zone 3a garden 2015.
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Dec 13, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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LBB is one of my favorite cultivars. It is not a fast increaser here but it is a good grower. it reaches 26" with a bud count of 14 with 2 way branching. The blooms always have the same lovely color especially early in the day but tend to change as the day heats up. It is early here starting around July 13. In 2017, it also gave me a prolif which helps to increase the clump size.
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Dec 31, 2019 3:39 PM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Butterflies Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Irises Hybridizer
Hostas Greenhouse Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Texas
2nd year plant in TX garden
FFO 5/29/19
4.5" flower x 18.5" scape 3 scapes/fans only 7 buds x 2 way branching
pollen fertile (haven't tried pod) crossed with Emerald Toucanet should have seedling blooms 2020
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Aug 19, 2020 9:03 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
So, I bought a LBB from Gilbert Wild in 2018. It disappeared over the winter so I bought another one in 2019. It bloomed this year and what do you know? I think they sent me a seedling. The form is LBB but the color is NOT. It's pretty but not what I paid for. I wrote a letter to them a week ago and haven't heard back. Here's the seedling!
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Aug 28, 2020 9:04 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I think the plant I was sent is actually an Irving Shulman... take a look.
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