Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scottish Fantasy')

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 9, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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'Scottish Fantasy' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1996 by Moldovan.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scottish Fantasy')
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
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Oct 9, 2015 11:01 PM CST
Scottish Fantasy is a dependable performer in Zone 6b southern Kentucky. It was below zero last winter but Scottish Fantasy came back just as strong as ever. I have had this plant for 4 years, it has never failed to be beautiful.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
Oct 10, 2015 7:18 AM CST
I have very high expectations for 'Scottish Fantasy'. I purchased this plant from G.H. Wild and planted it along with Irish Envy: Both of these plants are not listed as being rust resistant, and I planted them along with four or five rust resistant daylily varieties. Sure enough both of these two "not listed as rust resistant" plants later in the year became infected with rust. But, the rust was not overly distractive on either plant. A few of the rust resistant plants also showed signs of rust, but to a lesser degree.
'Scottish Fantasy' became the strongest looking plant in that group, it was planted on March 19 2015 and had its first bloom on May 19 2015. Very pretty, clear, bright and sizeable blooms on a very attractive plant. The plant continued to grow, and later in the season I moved both 'Scottish Fantasy' and 'Irish Envy' into a different bed in order to add new rust resistant varieties and keep that bed reserved for only rust resistant plants.
The move did not seem to stunt the impressive growth rate of 'Scottish Fantasy' and the rust has been handled by the plant really well, and it became less obvious on the plant and did not continue to progress in severity.
I was very impressed with the performance of this plant in it's first season in my garden and it showed signs of being a bud builder as well. So I will have high expectations next spring for this plant to be an outstanding performer with lots of blooms and a long blooming period.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
Jul 13, 2017 9:11 AM CST
This morning Scottish Fantasy was not blooming, so I pulled the 17 dead scapes from the plant. The scapes only averaged 24 inches in height, with 2 way branching and only 8 buds per scape. This plant tends to get rusty during the season. The good part is that it now has 10 rebloom scapes showing on it. No bloom to measure on it, but they have been a little smaller this year than in previous years and not as showy for some reason. Maybe the rebloom scapes on it now will produce some larger blooms.
Clump this morning with rebloom scapes.
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Bloom from earlier date:The blooms seem to have gotten progressively paler for the past three years.
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[Last edited by Seedfork - Jul 15, 2017 5:23 AM (+)]
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Name: Tara
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Sep 3, 2018 3:42 PM CST
This is an amazing performer for me. Great bud count and fans multiply quickly. Bright clear color. I would definitely recommend for northern zones.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Sep 8, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Has reliable Moldovan vigor. Color to me is not particularly exciting but is clear, and the plant blooms freely.

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