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Aug 30, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

"Bela Lugosi" is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1995 by Curt Hanson. Curt does his hybridizing at Crintonic Gardens in Gates Mills, Ohio: http://crintonic.com/

This cultivar can be found in the ATP Plant Database:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi')

According to the ATP database, this is a mid-season bloomer. It shows a rust resistant rating of 1.5. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Award of Merit: 2001, Honorable Mention: 1998, LAA: 2007. Bela Lugosi currently has 75 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi')
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Aug 30, 2015 7:15 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I don't own this cultivar, but my daughter has it in her garden. We tend to not buy the same cultivars, since we enjoy each other's gardens frequently and that way, we get to enjoy and try even more daylily cultivars. My daughter only lives a 15 minute drive from me, so our growing conditions are similar. This cultivar is a very strong grower here in Eastern Ontario. It multiplies quickly and blooms well. It was planted as a potted plant early in the spring and bloomed that summer. The bloom holds that nice dark colour very well. It looks very pretty next to El Desperado in my daughter's garden. It has been very hardy, even through the past two very cold winters.
I took this picture at her garden on August 10th.
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Aug 30, 2015 9:07 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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A friend gave it to me and I had to pot it up. It bloomed the next year but died in the pot during the following very cold winter.
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Aug 30, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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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
touchofsky - How neat to have TWO gardens to enjoy daylilies at! Thumbs up

Arlene - Thanks for your evaluation! So sorry that you lost Bela Lugosi.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Aug 30, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Yes, l am very happy that my daughter shares my love of gardens, and especially daylilies Hurray!
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Aug 30, 2015 10:01 PM CST
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Bela Lugosi is new to my garden. I received a small clump as a bonus gift from a nearby daylily garden. It continued to bloom even after transplanting in late June, and holds its color really well in the heat of the day with full sun. I will add more stats next year as they become available.
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Aug 30, 2015 10:46 PM CST
Name: Kevin Smith
INDIANA (Zone 5b)
I have grown Bela for several years and never multiplied well for me but always bloomed. I acquired a large clump of it this year after it was done blooming so no bud count until next year here. Lack of fertilizer probably contributed to poor performance.
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Aug 31, 2015 5:04 AM CST
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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I have grown Bela for five years now and it has made no attempt to increase for me. It had a couple more flowers this year, but I will be leaving that one behind when I move.
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Aug 31, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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I have had Bela Lugosi for about 4 years, however, because it usually blooms at the end of May or first of June, I have missed it the past couple of years. We will be going back to FL in several weeks and I hope to see how it is doing. In traveling back and forth it is hard to keep up with what is blooming and what is disappearing from the garden. Sad
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Aug 31, 2015 8:56 AM CST
Name: Sheila Caldon
Aiken, SC (Zone 8a)
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I was looking forward to seeing this one after I put it in last June (2014) and it bloomed nicely for a new plant. Unfortunately, it didn't bloom this year and I had no increase in it either. I really like it though. The color is a very deep wine red/purple for me with a bright, beacon-like, yellow to green throat!
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Aug 31, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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I haven't had this one for long, but I do remember it bloomed right after transplanting, and was a beautiful dark color. It does not hold up to the heat very well, so on hot afternoons, it doesn't look great. I am keeping it for further evaluation.
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Aug 31, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Have had Bela for several years and the increase is poor. But it keeps blooming for me and I love the color so much, I will be keeping it. Plus, who could let a plant named Bela Lugosi go by the wayside? Lovey dubby

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Aug 31, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
I have grown 'Bela Lugosi' for many years. It is hardy with no problem to my zone 4 weather and my growing conditions. It is interesting that there are registered offspring with it as a pod parent as I have pollinated all its flowers for many years and never had a pod mature. I think it is pod-sterile.
Maurice
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Aug 31, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
"Bela Lugosi" is an okay plant, but "Women Seeking Men" is much better for pod setting, blooming and increase.
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Aug 31, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I just went to my local daylily supplier to see if they had Women Seeking Men, and they do, but it looks lighter than Bela Lugosi. I know pictures are deceiving, how would you describe the colour? Here is the link:
http://www.whitehouseperennial...
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Aug 31, 2015 2:10 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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I have had Bela Lugosi in my garden for years it increases very slowly but the deep velvety bloom makes it a keeper in my eyes.
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Aug 31, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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My Bela is a really deep grape/purple. Women SM is a totally different color at least for me.
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Aug 31, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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I agree with Karen. Mine is very deep purple and the Women Seeking Men is more pink (at least the photo from @touchofsky). Mine holds its color pretty well because it is shaded in the afternoon.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Aug 31, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
admmad said:It is interesting that there are registered offspring with it as a pod parent as I have pollinated all its flowers for many years and never had a pod mature. I think it is pod-sterile.


Maurice,

I don't get many pods to mature, but a few do set every year. The summers are relatively cool and comfortable here, and pods set on most things fairly easily. My 'Bela' is growing in dappled shade, with good moisture.

Everyone used to think Matt was pod-sterile, however many years ago I set several pods on a rebloom scape. Since then, I've noticed this same "rebloom fertility" with many cultivars.

Ken
East S.F. Bay Area
USDA Zone 9 - mediterranean
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Aug 31, 2015 7:18 PM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
CaliFlowers said:I don't get many pods to mature, but a few do set every year. The summers are relatively cool and comfortable here, and pods set on most things fairly easily. My 'Bela' is growing in dappled shade, with good moisture.

Everyone used to think Matt was pod-sterile, however many years ago I set several pods on a rebloom scape. Since then, I've noticed this same "rebloom fertility" with many cultivars.


Thank you for that information. I have managed over many years to set a couple of pods on 'Matt'; also set a couple of pods on 'Ed Murray'. I have not had rebloom here on any of the three cultivars. I might try them in the shade and pushed with high nitrogen fertilizer to see if I can get rebloom and pod fertility.
Maurice

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