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Sep 4, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

"Custard Candy" is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1989 by Patrick Stamile. Patrick and Grace Stamile's Daylily Garden website:
http://www.distinctly.on.ca/st...

More info about Patrick and Grace Stamile can be found on this thread by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

According to the ATP database, this is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. AHS awards for this cultivar include: Stout Silver Medal: 1999, Award of Merit: 1996, Honorable Mention: 1993, ATG: 1996. Custard Candy has 86 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...

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





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.)

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Custard Candy')
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Sep 5, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I love Custard Candy and have had it for 13 years. It's only fault, which is really not a fault, is that it has a short scape. I realize a lot of people prefer the shorter scapes but I prefer taller 28" or above. This plant is fertile both ways and I find it does well in hot sun. I had 3 way branching this year with a 14 bud count. Increase is average on this cultivar.
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Sep 5, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Greencastle IN (Zone 5b)
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I have had Custard Candy for 6 years. It struggled here for a couple of years until I found a spot that it liked. Since then increase has been good. It is now in a spot that receives full sun almost all day. I will probably have to divide it in the next year or two. This is one that I was aware of being shorter and I bought it for that reason. Mine seems to come in a little under the registered 24 inches. I would estimate closer to 20 inches here. This year was the best it has ever performed for me. It was loaded with scapes and blooms I did not pay attention to branching or bud count, but this one bloomed over a long time for me. The buds are very close together at first so the first few may not fully open.

This is not a fancy daylily. Very simple but pretty. I did considering getting rid of Custard Candy this year but decided its worth keeping because it has become a reliable bloomer. Must add I have never had rebloom here.
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Sep 5, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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I grew Custard Candy for a few years. It seemed to multiply rapidly and had multiple blooms almost everyday during it's bloom season. Not my favorite color combination and found I grew bored with it after a few years.
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Sep 5, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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I planted this one last year in a 'wild area' where I don't weed or water overly reliably. It has still not bloomed and is slow growing for me, but that is probably due to lack of coddling. It looks healthy enough, just small.
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Sep 5, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Honestly, I had to go out and look to see where Custard Candy was in my garden. It has not performed well at all and I had to look in my pictures database to see if I had any pictures of it. I do have a few, but nothing impressive.

CC was given to me free in 2009. I don't know if I got a double fan or not, but it is now a whopping 4 fans. In it's defense, I do have some tree roots growing under my flowers, so it's possible that it is in a bad spot. Other than that I can't say anything else about CC. I do like the pretty eggnog colored blooms, but not enough to keep this one if it comes down to a space issue. Seeing this thread has made me realize that this one may leave my garden.
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Sep 6, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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I have had Cistard Candy for many years and it blooms beautifully every year for me. I can always count on it to be a "show off" every time. I just love it!
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Sep 6, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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I have had Custard Candy for many years and it blooms beautifully every year for me. I can always count on it to be a "show off" every time. I just love it!
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Sep 6, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I guess it is close to 6 yrs that I have grown Custard Candy. I have 2 large clumps of it in my front yard bed. The soil is ammended and it does bloom well for me . Many open at the same time on a clump. The growth would be steady, not a slow one in my bed. Unlike a few that are about the same size after yrs Angry
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Sep 6, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Established plant:
10 buds, short scape, pretty flower...
Pods are easy.
My other "Candy" daylilies do better than this one.
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Sep 6, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Custard Candy is a great performer in my zone 6b. I have had it for 3 years and it is a large established clump. It is in the poorest red clay soil and grows like it is on steroids. Blooms profusely and in a clump is quite pretty although the bloom itself is not spectacular.
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Sep 6, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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I have had Custard Candy for about 6 years, it took a couple of years to settle in, since then it has multiplied quickly, and has formed a large clump, I divided it last year and gave some away, it is a reliable bloomer even under my harsh growing conditions, it may be an older simple daylily but the blooms open reliably unlike the new fancy ones that do not like cool summer nights. Scapes are solid and about 24 inches, with good branching and bud count. For me this one is a keeper.

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Sep 7, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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Thank you for the acorn Becky!
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Sep 7, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
It is a reliably good grower and bloomer for me. The color seems to go with everything. I love it and have grown it for years.
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Oct 26, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
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Custard Candy has been a great performer. Is one of the first to bloom for me. Has increased nicely. It is a member of the bed for Stout Medal Daylilies and shows the reason it is a Stout.
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Jan 23, 2019 10:58 PM CST
just south of Winnipeg, Manito (Zone 3a)
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Of all the daylilies in my garden, this one is my best performer. It's flowers are plentiful, over a long season, and perfect every time. It has excellent, healthy foliage, and exceptional strong scapes. It increases well, and is easy to divide. No winter protection required. It is a great 'front of the border plant'
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Jan 24, 2019 6:23 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Oh my goodness! What a difference three years makes! I did not get rid of Custard Candy as I had thought I would. After having it for 9 years, in 2018 it flourished like I had never seen before and even with its creamy coloring, it was a standout.

Just look at all these blooms and buds from 2018:
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Jan 24, 2019 10:30 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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They somehow seem to sense when your about to toss them. That is a beautiful clump.
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Jan 24, 2019 12:39 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Thanks, Larry! I was pleasantly surprised last year Smiling
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Jan 14, 2022 3:31 PM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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Custard Candy did not like my TX garden...it guess it needed more cold weather. Tried moving a left-over mini-fan to MI but it didn't survive the winter.
[Elegant Candy is behaving the same way...dying out in TX]
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