Past Plants of the Day forum→Daylily of the Day: Baracuda Bay

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 31, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Background history:

"Baracuda Bay" is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1996 by Jeff Salter. Jeff and Elizabeth Salter hybridize at Rollingwood Garden in Gainesville, Florida.

More information can be found on the Salter's Rollingwood Garden website:

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

According to the ATP database, it is listed as a mid-season bloomer and re-bloomer as well as an Early Morning Opener (EMO). It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2001 AHS award. It is pod and pollen fertile with 33 children currently registered in the Plant Database:

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 'Barracuda Bay')
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Aug 31, 2015 9:15 PM CST
It has been used as a parent quiet a lot to put toothy edges on seedlings but it has a muddy color in my garden and I have never liked it. It does grow and bloom well here.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Sep 1, 2015 5:58 AM CST
I love Baracuda Bay. It grows true to it stats and often reblooms here. Almost every summer I get a few poly blooms from it. It is easily fertile both ways and does well in hot sun. Although it appears to be top budded, I have never had flowers all stuck together on this cultivar or looked overcrowded as far as blooms are concerned.
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Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Sep 1, 2015 6:09 AM CST
I have had BB for several years and was not overly impressed until this year. I began using alfalfa pellets on all my plants , and we had so much rain this year which is apparently what this plant needed. It bloomed like crazy and was very true to form and color. I am glad that I didn't sell it in my last plant sale!!!
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