Post a reply

Image
Sep 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Background history:

'Pardon Me' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1982 by Apps.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
DFM: 1985
Honorable Mention: 1984
Award of Merit: 1987
FS: 1987

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me')
Image
Sep 17, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Pardon Me has been a reliable bloomer and spreader in my garden for 5 years.
No supplemental watering, no fertilizing and it is healthy as ever.
Received it as a small clump and it grew to be divided and shared already.
Image
Sep 17, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sedums Garden Procrastinator Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Region: Minnesota Hostas Heucheras Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies
Pardon Me is a reliable performer, and it blooms for a longer period than many of my other daylilies. As a matter of fact, I cut the last scape down on Labor Day! Though the flowers are small, they are richly colored and do not fade. Definitely a daylily worth having.
:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:+:
Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Image
Sep 18, 2015 4:59 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
I have heard this DL mentioned with disdain, but it's been on my list for many years!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Image
Sep 18, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
I've been growing 'Pardon Me' in my gardens for 4 years.

-- It is an outstanding bloomer, with fantastic color saturation that holds up well all day.
-- Tends to be a mid-late season bloomer for me.
-- Pods set very easily on this cultivar.
-- Pollen is very fertile.
-- Get re-bloom on occasion...not every year in my area. (None this season, 3 re-bloom scapes last season)

From what I understand Pardon Me, along with Happy Returns, were important cultivars in Apps work for re-bloom.


Thumb of 2015-09-18/robertduval14/d3bbff
Thumb of 2015-09-18/robertduval14/7ec36a
Image
Sep 18, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
And one can readily understand, Rob. It's gorgeous.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Image
Sep 18, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
I bought Pardon Me 4 years ago. It struggled between the rose bushes but valiantly put up its scapes each year though the blooms never looked good. I moved it this spring to a slightly shadier spot but one where it was not crowded by other plants. What a difference! It re-bloomed and in spite of awful weather this summer it is still blooming. I was thinking of getting rid of it but now it is definitely a keeper.
Image
Sep 19, 2015 4:56 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
It does fine here, increases well and flowers well quite late in the season. Certainly hardy in Zone 4. 'Pardon Me' has the distinction of being the cultivar upon which daylily rust was first formally recorded in the USA:

http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/...
Image
Nov 3, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thumb of 2015-11-03/Raven/465e2a

I have been growing Pardon Me for 10 years. It has been divided a few times. It flowers over an extended period of time, Is very drought tolerant, has a good bud count and forms a clump quickly. It is a front of the bed dl.
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: jon
  • Replies: 8, views: 2,142
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Waterlily"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.