Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylilies of the Day: Palace Garden Beauty

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

'Palace Garden Beauty' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2000 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:

More information about Jack Carpenter can be found in this thread started by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jack Carpenter" in Daylilies forum

Palace Garden Beauty is mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 2009, Honorable Mention: 2004. It has a rust susceptibility rating of 4.5. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 57 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Palace Garden Beauty') .

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Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Palace Garden Beauty') uploaded by Betja

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Palace Garden Beauty')
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Sep 20, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Beautiful bloomer and exactly as the vendor showed it to be. Ours is in part shade and has bloomed so well.
Thumb of 2015-09-21/pirl/29fc1e

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Sep 20, 2015 7:37 PM CST
I wasn't fond of the flower form for the first couple of years but decided to keep it because of the color, and now I'm really glad I did. And I even got a bloom back in 2014 that looked like it had a pattern of sorts, which I loved!

Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Sep 20, 2015 8:03 PM CST
PGB hasn't done great here, I've had it for years and it hasn't increased or bloomed well.
I love the flower though! I've never seen a pattern on it like Betty's picture though.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Sep 21, 2015 6:20 AM CST
I have had Palace Garden Beauty for 9 years and will probably always have it because I love the color of it. As an evergreen it does fairly well in my zone. It is taller here than its 25" registered stat. It does not increase very fast. I haven't yet in 9 years divided it. I love the fact that it is fertile both ways. Haven't checked bud count this year but I will check later and update this post.

UPDATE: I checked bud count and it was rather dismal this summer. I had one scape with 2-way branching and only 6 buds. I fertilized this plant in the spring and we had tons of rain. Can't say why this plant did poorly this summer. I did set a lot of pods on this plant last summer, so maybe that was a factor.
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Sep 21, 2015 8:23 PM CST
I live in Quincy, FL (north near the GA line about 30 miles NW of Tallahassee) and bought Palace Garden Beauty about 8 years ago. I planted it (and a bunch of others) in a rototilled garden made of pine chips, aged mushroom compost and the local topsoil. I put down a thick layer of newspaper between the plants and covered with more pine mulch. There are 3 oak trees anchoring the 2 ends and the middle of the kidney shaped bed (about 12x30). We had cut up the limbs so the daylilies got sunlight until about 11am and then again from 3:30 til sundown in the afternoon. Almost all of the daylilies thrived in this environment. Wait Until Dark, All American Baby, Jerry Nettles, Aesthetic Ballet, and a couple of others didn't really thrive there. Palace Garden Beauty did marvelously, I had put in 3 med fans and in 2 years had 15 thick fans or so. My mother-in-law loved that one so I divided it. Bad move on my part-my half dwindled away. I think I still have 2 small fans. The color was the very bluish lavender that you see on the sites trying to sell PGB. It was lovely and I hope that I can encourage the growth that was so spectacular a few years ago.

My oak trees have grown quite a bit and I am in the process of relocating the remaining daylilies to a more sunlit garden. After reading some of the posts here, I have realized the 3 oaks are probably starving my poor daylilies.
Live and learn. The foliage was nice and I had no rust on any of my daylilies. I did get them from mid California where I don't think it is much of an issue.

I'll be using the old daylily bed for some shade loving plants - my hostas near our camper are growing and all came back after last winter. I'll find something else to put with them there and if any one has any suggestions, I'm all ears.

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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Sep 22, 2015 8:45 AM CST
A few things l grow in my shade beds are:

Brunnera - l tried two cultivars, Jack Frost and King's Ransom and Jack Frost has out performed King's Ransom by far. Same result in my daughter's garden. I wouldn't recommend King's Ransom, but highly recommend Jack Frost. It has lovely blue forget-me-not type flowers in Spring.

Heuchera - there are so many beautifully coloured cultivars to choose from.

I also have a vaiegated form of daylily 'Kwanso' which l grow primarly for the foliage. It really brightens up a shady area, as does variegated Solomon's seal.

Just a few thoughts Big Grin
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